SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

May 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Kerio Technologies Names Northwest Arkansas Network Services as a Preferred Partner

IT Consulting Firm Reaches Highest Level Within Kerio's Partner Program for Its Service to SMBs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Kerio Technologies, Inc. today announced that Northwest Arkansas Network Services, LLC (NWANS), a provider of comprehensive technology services and solutions for small businesses, has attained Kerio Preferred Partner status. As a value-added reseller of Kerio's messaging, voice and collaboration platforms for three years, the company has demonstrated continuous sales growth and advancement within Kerio's Business Partner Program.

NWANS offers small businesses the hardware and software they need to build a secure and reliable IT network. The company recently introduced its "Business in a Box" solution that includes a Windows Desktop PCs, file, print, Web and email servers, along with an IP PBX phone system. Business in a Box is designed to support networks of up to nine users and will scale as customers needs evolve. With the Kerio Connect email messaging and collaboration server, the company offers customers an excellent alternative to Microsoft Exchange with simple administration and a low total cost of ownership.

"At NWANS we have more than 20 years of IT networking experience and we have seen a lot of small business products," said Luke Witt, president, NWANS. "We enjoy the partnership we have developed with Kerio, it allows us to offer our customers a mature and cost-effective email collaboration solution that is an alternative to Exchange."

Recently, NWANS implemented Kerio Connect at the Boys and Girls Club in Benton County, Arkansas. Now, the staff at the BGC is able to view each other's schedules and contacts, and can sync calendars for more efficient communication about the non-profit's numerous special and daily events. BGC has seen its organization-wide communication become more streamlined with Kerio Connect, and employees can keep connected via the email client, Web browser or mobile device of their choice.

"We believe that our Partners' success translates into our success, and this mutually beneficial culture drives our partnership program," said Mirek Kren, vice president, worldwide sales. "NWANS is a welcome addition, as they are dedicated to providing customized implementations of Kerio Connect to customers for a simple, stable and secure messaging solution."

The Kerio Partner Program is designed for IT resellers, consultants and MSPs that are dedicated to selling and supporting solutions targeted to SMBs. The program offers comprehensive benefits such as on-line and in-person training programs, complimentary NFR licenses, no-cost certifications, and priority technical support. In addition, Kerio's secure partner portal offers on-line orders, license and renewal management tools, an assortment of sales and marketing tools and other online resources. Kerio recently launched a new global partner locator with improved partner search capabilities that drives qualified leads to its Certified and Preferred partners. The company's communication, collaboration and security solutions are offered exclusively via channel partners.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging, collaboration and security solutions 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, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation. For more information, please visit www.kerio.com.

"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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