SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

June 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance Now Available for Parallels Server on Mac

Kerio Expands Virtualized Deployment Options to Include Apple Hardware

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - Kerio Technologies Inc., a leading innovator in IT security and messaging, today announced the availability of Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance for Parallels' server and desktop virtualization software for the Mac platform. Parallels, a global leader in virtualization and automation technology, was the first to market with a server virtualization solution for the Mac platform. With this partnership, customers will benefit by having the ability to utilize shared CPU, hardware, memory, network, and have lower cost of maintenance.

The Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance uses a preconfigured version of CentOS 5.3 Linux as the core OS. It is packaged specifically for Parallels for easy and fast evaluation or deployment on Parallels Desktop and Server for Mac software. Parallels Server for Mac is a server virtualization solution that provides added value for organizations that need to optimize their IT infrastructures. Together with Kerio MailServer, the systems can run on any Intel-powered Apple hardware, including the Xserve and Mac Pro, using Mac OS X Leopard Server.

"Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance for Parallels is an innovative groupware product for organizations under demands to reduce cost and optimize existing infrastructure," said Bryan Goode, vice president of Business Development for Parallels. "Parallels Server for Mac has been a vehicle in driving Mac server adoption in several markets. With the new availability with Kerio MailServer on Parallels, IT professionals and developers in the SMB market can capitalize on the power of Mac OS X Server."

"With the powerful hardware options available on the Mac platform, we believe it is ideally suited for organizations to realize the benefits of virtualization," said James Gudeli, vice president of Business Development for Kerio. "Parallels Server for Mac allows Kerio MailServer to run alongside other applications, each with their dedicated system resources, providing greater stability and value."

With the new Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance for Parallels, organizations will have faster deployments, additional system backup and a built-in disaster recovery for increased business continuity.

Kerio MailServer works with multiple desktop groupware clients including Microsoft Entourage and Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, Apple Address Book, and iCal. It also provides mobile email on smartphones such as the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Mobile, or Symbian. Kerio integrates resource scheduling, anti-virus and anti-spam protection, automatic backup and archiving and can be administered remotely from Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms.

Pricing and Availability

Kerio MailServer Virtual Appliance for Parallels comes with CentOS 5.3 pre-installed and runs as a fully functional 30-day trial. The solution is available for Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac and Parallels Server for Mac. Kerio MailServer is available in 16 languages and is priced at $499 with ten users, or $599 with integrated McAfee Anti-Virus. For more information, please visit:

About Parallels -- Optimized Computing

Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and cloud services providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit

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, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium; a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection; and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Kerio has more than 4,400 business partners in 108 countries. Technology partners include McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY). For more information, please visit

"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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