SOURCE: Kerio Technologies

Kerio Technologies

July 06, 2011 08:30 ET

YachtComputing Named a Preferred Partner by Kerio Technologies

Leading Provider of Internet Access and Onboard Networking for Super and Mega Yachts Reaches Highest Kerio Partner Level

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - Kerio Technologies, Inc. today announced that YachtComputing, a leading provider of secure Internet and onboard networking solutions to super and mega Yachts, has attained Kerio Preferred Partner status. As a value-added reseller of the Kerio Control unified threat management security solution, the company has demonstrated continuous sales growth and advancement within Kerio's Business Partner Program.

YachtComputing offers the unique service of providing secure Internet access to luxury vessels. They handle everything from a setting up a single laptop up to a DVB/VSAT Broadband satellite system. YachtComputing partners with NSSL Global, a world-class satellite Internet service provider to install Internet solutions on some of the most technologically advanced yachts currently on the water. Upon this foundation, the VAR overlays an effective combination of ship and land based servers configured to maximize the flow of information while minimizing satellite communications costs and traffic.

On today's super and mega Yachts, there are guests and crewmembers with smart phones and laptops connecting to the Internet. There are also onboard video and audio on demand systems along with security, navigation and ship monitoring systems that are competing for Internet access. As such, it is critical to monitor, control and prioritize Internet bandwidth. YachtComputing deploys Kerio Control Box onboard to provide an unequaled ability to monitor, filter and report on individual Web use. It also puts the network behind a robust firewall to protect against viruses, worms and other malware.

"The cost of Broadband Satellite service is considerable -- up to 100 times the monthly rate of normal land-based service. Yacht owners deserve and expect full performance of the bandwidth they have purchased. By utilizing the Web monitoring and reporting capabilities of Kerio Control Box, yacht owners have control over their network and can monitor who is using bandwidth, and for what," said Ed Lasher, owner YachtComputing. "Before we began installing Kerio Control, monitoring rogue use was impossible, now there is the ability to stop things like the unauthorized download of Season One of Grey's Anatomy."

"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. "YachtComputing is a welcome addition, as they are dedicated to providing customized implementations of Kerio Control in a very unique environment."

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 unified communications, 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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