SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

February 24, 2010 11:00 ET

Kerio Technologies Mirek Kren Recognized as a 2010 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

Kren Wins for Innovative Leadership and Strategy Supporting Global Partners With Kerio Connect and Kerio WinRoute Firewall

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  Kerio Technologies Inc., a leading provider of Internet security and messaging solutions, today announced that Mirek Kren, vice president of Worldwide Sales, has been named a 2010 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies. 

Mirek Kren leads the global Kerio Partner Program. Under Kren's management and vision, the global sales strategy and structure has evolved to better support the channel community in several key markets. As a result of his direction, Kerio increased new reseller sign-ups by 11 percent and the average number of active resellers by 19 percent resulting in more than 398 new Kerio Certified Professionals worldwide in 2009.

The Kerio Partner Program continues to evolve, be more effective and stands even closer to its partners. Kerio recently implemented web-based technical training providing feature and positioning updates. The company sponsored industry events throughout the year in more than 17 cities across North America.

For the eighth consecutive year, the Channel Chiefs were chosen based on Everything Channel editorial criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities. 

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud Kerio Technologies for its successful partner program and strategies."

"It is an honor to receive this recognition from Everything Channel," said Mirek Kren, vice president of Worldwide Sales for Kerio Technologies, Inc. "Working with the global channel is essential to our company philosophy. Our development, support, QA, sales and marketing all focus on delivering the best support to our partners with innovative messaging and security solutions with the Channel in mind."

For additional information on Mirek Kren in the CRN Channel Chief list, visit: http://tr.im/PBTx. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 22, 2010 issue.

The Kerio Partner Program is designed for managed solution providers that are dedicated to selling and supporting solutions targeted to SMEs, and offers comprehensive benefits such as sales and marketing tools, certifications, technical support, online resources and one-on-one training programs. For more information, please visit: http://www.kerio.com/resellers.html.

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, Germany, 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), eSoft, Inc., and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY). For more information, please visit www.kerio.com.

About Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)
Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, MA, is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
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