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Let's face it. You probably aren't going to change your firewall settings on a daily basis. Hopefully you will be upgrading or adjusting rules based on new employees or threat vectors as required, but for the most part you will let the silent guardian of your network do its job. It is easy enough to save the custom configuration you carefully created in the unlikely event of a hardware failure or for importation on to another Control Box in the organization. But why not make it even easier?
Despite all of the fanfare over Google Glass, at the end of the day work needs to get done, and as of 8:00 this morning, we are still going to dive into our inboxes. Furthermore, while a growing segment of the business world is turning to hosted email in the "cloud" (including many of our customers), many businesses and Managed Service Providers (the vast majority in fact) are hosting it themselves. For these trend buckers, we are happy to provide the latest version of Kerio Connect.
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.
For all of you email security fetishists out there, I wanted to highlight one of the less headline-grabbing (but critical) features in Kerio Connect 8. In the eternal war on spam, Kerio has implemented a wide variety of technologies and techniques designed to limit the amount of unwanted email that reaches the inbox.
(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.
With the recent Amazon EC2 disruption, this seems like a good time to remind all the Cloud skeptics and do-it-yourself IT types who aren't afraid of servers and storage that Kerio Workspace can be hosted on-premise, just like our messaging, telephony, and security products. Of course, all of our partners and existing customers already know that. After all, we have been selling and supporting downloadable software for the better part of 14 years. But Software-as-a-Service offerings seem to be the only products worth blogging about these days, so I figured I would throw a shout out to the IT peeps still kicking it old school and let them know that we've got them covered.
VP of Business Development
As vice president of Business Development, James Gudeli oversees global management of sales and technology partnerships for Kerio Technologies, Inc. As a member of the worldwide management team, he works closely with the sales and marketing departments to develop strategic channel and technology relationships that promote the adoption of Kerio’s messaging and security solutions. James joined Kerio in 2002 to manage channel sales, achieving triple digit growth in his first year.
Previously, he held sales positions with database vendor FileMaker, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank. James earned a Bachelor's of Science in Marketing from San Jose State University.