SOURCE: Kerio Technologies, Inc.

October 05, 2011 09:00 ET

Rick's Computers Named a Preferred Partner by Kerio Technologies

Western Iowa IT Consultancy Reaches Highest Kerio Partner Level With Its Service to SMBs

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Kerio Technologies, Inc. today announced that Rick's Computers, Inc., an IT solution provider in Danbury, Iowa, has attained Kerio Preferred Partner status. As a value-added reseller of Kerio's messaging and collaboration platform for more than 7 years, the company has demonstrated continuous sales growth and advancement within Kerio's Business Partner Program.

Rick's Computers works with local businesses, school districts and entrepreneurs to efficiently fulfill their IT needs. The VAR offers full service support and sales of all Apple products. It's also an Acer authorized reseller for Windows environments and its staff offers complete IT training and server maintenance.

As a provider of Kerio Connect, a Microsoft Exchange alternative, Rick's Computers offers a business class email solution that provides access to shared calendars, shared contacts and email from Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Entourage, and Apple Mail while delivering lower TCO and easy overall email management.

"With Kerio Connect, we can ensure that our clients are able to communicate securely and reliably via email," said Michael Buth, telecommunications specialist, Rick's Computers. "We help clients migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Kerio's state-of-the-art groupware product, whether it's a few users running on a small LAN, or several hundred running on a server."

Recently, Rick's Computers was approached by a business that had previously been exclusively running Windows. The organization needed to move to a messaging server that was better suited to run on a mixed platform of both Windows and Mac systems, and in an environment where employees were using a variety of mobile devices. Rick's migrated them from Exchange to Kerio Connect so employees could better collaborate and share calendaring information, no matter the operating system, email client or smart phone they chose to use.

"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, Kerio Technologies. "Rick's Computers is a welcome addition, as they are dedicated to providing customized implementations of Kerio's products to customers for simple, stable and secure business solutions."

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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