SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

March 28, 2007 19:25 ET

Kerio Technologies Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Kerio Technologies Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in ISV/Software Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Kerio Technologies, Inc., developer of Internet security and groupware software for SMBs, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Kerio's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace. As a Gold Certified Partner, Kerio Technologies has demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel.

Today, Kerio Technologies excels with its two software products: Kerio MailServer, a security focused groupware and email server allowing companies to collaborate via email, shared contacts, shared calendars and tasks, and Kerio WinRoute Firewall, corporate gateway firewall and VPN server solution for small and medium-sized networks, that defends against external attacks and viruses and can restrict access to websites based on their content.

"We are extremely pleased to have attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Scott Schreiman, Kerio's President and CEO. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow us to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide to our customers around the world."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Kerio Technologies as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Kerio had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner's capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

The ISV/Software Solutions Competency recognizes the skill and focus partners bring to a particular solution set. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners that have obtained this competency have a successful record of developing and marketing packaged software based on Microsoft technologies.

"Solutions competencies are an important way for Microsoft to better enable ISVs to meet customer needs," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Team at Microsoft. "They allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide."

The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in October 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful.

About Kerio Technologies Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies Inc. (www.kerio.com) provides Internet messaging and firewall software solutions for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio's corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Great Britain and the Czech Republic. Kerio's technology partners include McAfee, Inc. and Internet Security Systems.

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Contact Information

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    Dusan Vitek
    VP of Marketing
    Kerio Technologies, Inc.
    Tel: + 1 (408) 496-4500
    Email: Email Contact