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As of version 8 (announced earlier this month), Kerio Control is available only as as a software, virtual, or hardware appliance. This means customers who currently run the Windows version should strongly consider migrating to one of the appliance editions. There is no cost to transfer your license to the Software or Virtual Appliance, and in most cases, you can continue using the same hardware.
Many of the recent enhancements to Kerio Control have had more to do with network management than security. While QoS and Reporting are extremely useful in the era of ever increasing web utilization, they don't address a growing security challenge for IT administrations: BYOD. The tsunami of mobile devices engulfing the workplace is difficult to stop. While strong policies are always a good rule of thumb, we are getting reports that users simply won't be denied their device of choice.
(Editor’s Note: This is part 4 of 4 in a series of blog posts about the new aspects of Kerio Control 7.4.)
In a previous managerial life, two circumstances made me wish I could see how my team was using the Internet. First - when my own Internet connection was unusually slow, I'd wonder "Who's hogging the bandwidth, and with what?"
(Editor’s Note: This is part 3 of 4 in a series of blog posts about the new aspects of Kerio Control 7.4.)
Bandwidth hungry streaming media, voice over IP, video conferencing, and Web based services have come to dominate Internet usage in many corporate networks. Having a good dashboard with real-time charts and stats, including easy to decipher information about who's using the most bandwidth, can help fix many looming network problems.
(Editor’s Note: This is part 2 of 4 in a series of blog posts about the new aspects of Kerio Control 7.4.)
Fifteen years ago, a four person company in a small European city released the first version of a revolutionary product which would be the seed from which Kerio Technologies would grow. Kerio WinRoute was a powerful soft router and NAT firewall, and ran on Windows operating systems and a standard desktop PC. The response to the product was incredible.
(Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of 4 in a series of blog posts about the new aspects of Kerio Control 7.4.)
VLAN support has been a long-requested feature by our customers, but why? Let’s start with what VLANs bring to the table.
Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) multiply the capabilities of Kerio Control by increasing the number of network interfaces beyond the physical connections on the unit. VLANs are used as a means of dividing a large network of computers into smaller, isolated segments, without incorporating additional switches or routers.
Happy World IPv6 Day! Now go back to your IPv4 Internet and await the impending disaster.
Today, June 6, 2012, is World IPv6 day. It is when Major ISPs, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products.
The phrase “rip and replace” gets thrown around quite a bit in the tech industry. Heck, we even built a Facebook contest around it.
R&R (my acronym) always conjures thoughts of pulling out an aging or sub-optimal solution that is on the verge of a literal meltdown, and putting in the newest, shiniest offering on the market that practically prints ROI dollars for the user.
Today (on the eve of leap day), Kerio introduced Kerio Control 7.3 with support for IPv6. Does that mean customers should dive into IPv6? Well, probably not dive (or leap), but it is definitely the right time to dip your toe in the water.
I am sometimes asked why Kerio replaced native client administration consoles with an exclusively web administration approach, which is perhaps seen as one of the more controversial decisions we have made in the past. As web technologies continued to mature, we anticipated a wider industry trend towards shifting user interfaces to the browser. Let me give you a quick peek at Kerio's long-term web development strategy.