SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

October 21, 2008 09:00 ET

Kerio Mailserver 6.6 Delivers Industry's Advanced Resource Scheduling and Fast Migration Path Away From Exchange

Latest Version of Award Winning Groupware Brings Enhanced Collaboration, Improved Mobile Support, and New Kerio Exchange Migration Tool

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - Kerio Technologies, Inc. today announces the immediate availability of Kerio MailServer 6.6, which includes resource management and a new tool for migrating users and data from Microsoft Exchange. With this release, Kerio now offers a comprehensive range of collaboration tools to make teamwork effective. To help organizations transition from Microsoft Exchange, Kerio introduces Kerio Exchange Migration Tool (KEMT) to further simplify migrating email, calendars, contacts and tasks to a Kerio MailServer running on a Mac, Windows or Linux.

Kerio MailServer 6.6 now includes resource scheduling, which allows users to easily view, subscribe, delegate and reserve shared resources such as conference rooms and audio-visual equipment. An organizer can see the availability of the resource in real time and immediately book it for the event or activity they are planning. Kerio's resource scheduler sends an automated response to accept, decline or acknowledge the booking to the user. Each resource can contain custom permissions configured by an IT administrator, including the ability to restrict the right to reserve a resource to individual users, or assign a 'reservation manager' to add or remove events directly from the calendar of a resource. Addressing information for each resource is available through Public Contact folders. Users may also view the delegated calendars of each resource in Apple iCal, Microsoft Entourage, Kerio WebMail and Microsoft Outlook.

"We researched groupware solutions for over a year before choosing Kerio MailServer," said Josh Gaines, Systems Administrator, VMIX, a media company based in San Diego, California. "Installation was incredibly fast. The web interface is quick, intuitive and full featured. The new resource scheduling and improved ActiveSync support in version 6.6 have been invaluable to us."

With Kerio, organizations can easily access all groupware data on the Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, and Blackberry smartphones. This new release allows users to view attachments and HTML email on the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices implementing the latest Exchange ActiveSync 12.

"318 is extremely excited about the reliability, speed, and enhanced capabilities of the ActiveSync implementation in Kerio MailServer 6.6," said Ehren Schwiebert, Professional Services Manager for 318, Inc. a Kerio Preferred Partner based in Los Angeles, CA. "With the ability to download attachments, enforce domain security policy, and sync data instantly, Kerio MailServer 6.6 has become the perfect alternative to Microsoft Exchange when using the iPhone on the go."

"Kerio's resource scheduling is a turning point in our quest to build the most robust Exchange alternative in the market today," said Tomas Soukup, product development manager for Kerio Technologies, Inc. "Combined with our migration tool, customers can now without hesitation engage in collaboration on a platform that works best for them -- Mac, Linux or Windows."

CalDAV, the leading open standard for cross platform calendar synchronization, was enhanced in Kerio MailServer 6.6 to include the ability to delegate calendars, automatically look up contacts, and configure user availability.

A new auto-configuration tool for iCal will automatically configure LDAP access in the Directory Utility and elegantly configure the user's CalDAV account, simplifying the configuration process for all Mac users. PC users also have a new setup utility to auto-configure their Outlook clients. These tools are accessible to end users through the Kerio WebMail interface.

The brand new Kerio Exchange Migration Tool delivers a fast, simple and transparent method to migrate data from Exchange to Kerio MailServer. KEMT allows IT administrators with a few clicks to easily transfer complete server data and settings including domains, user accounts, user folders, public folders, folder rights, email messages and all groupware data from all of versions of Exchange to Kerio MailServer at a speed of approximately 800 items per minute. The Kerio Exchange Migration Tool migrates data from all major versions of Microsoft Exchange: 5.5 / 2000 / 2003 / 2007.

Kerio MailServer 6.6 is available on the following platforms: Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard, Red Hat Linux, and SUSE Linux. The product is localized into 16 languages.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging and firewall software for small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection. The company has more than 500 business partners in 82 countries. Technology partners include McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY). For more information, please visit

Windows IT Pro awarded Kerio MailServer Editor's Best in the messaging category for the 2007 Industry Excellence Awards.

"Kerio," its products and its logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kerio Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries, as the case may be.

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