Friday, July 7, 2017

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Red Devils Battle Opponents and Weather Early

The 12U Red Devils began their Road to Cooperstown the weekend of May 26-29 playing in two Atlanta-area All-Star tournaments, the Southeastern All-Star Championship in Douglasville and the Hobgood Memorial Day Warmup in Woodstock.  The team did just about everything asked of them, going 6-0 in pool play and gaining the #1 seed in both tournaments heading into bracket play.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn't cooperated, with both Sundays cancelled due to heavy rain.
In Douglasville, the team delivered on its goal of making Every Moment Count.  The team didn't trail all weekend, and outscored their 3 opponents from Carroll County, Winston, and Acworth by a combined score of 35-2.  The Devils brought their bats with them, totaling 37 hits led by 6 from Cullen Riel and 5 from Alexandru Grama, while Noah McMahon delivered timely hitting, leading the team with 6 RBIs.
The pitchers were as dominant as the batters.  McMahon, Riel, Creighton DunbarJackson Cheek and Paul Gaeta combined to give up a single earned run all weekend, while tallying 16 strikeouts against only 3 walks.  Minimizing defensive miscues is a primary focus of the team this summer, and the team got off to an adequate start, committing only 3 errors all weekend.
In Woodstock, the team picked up right where they left off the week before, steamrolling the Sandy Plains Cougars 10-0 in the opener.  Santos Miranda led the hit parade with 2 hits and 3 RBIs, including his first home run of the summer.  Riel, Aaron DeCarlo, and Gaeta were a lone hit short of throwing a perfect game on the mound, baffling opposing hitters for 9 Ks, including 5 from DeCarlo.
The Devils entered Saturday facing a step-up in competition, with games against the best of Alpharetta and Hobgood.  Despite its coaches warning against getting too comfortable in its 4-0 shoes, the team got off to a slow start facing the high-quality play of the Raiders, and found themselves down 6-0 after 3.5 innings.  Wake-up call received, the team responded to tie the game with 6 runs in the bottom of the 4th, led by a timely 2-run double by Donovan Parker. After Dunbar recorded a 1-2-3 top of the 5th on the mound, the Devils took control with a clutch two-out RBI single by DeCarlo, followed by a 2-run homer by Grama.  Gaeta continued to emerge as a reliable closer for the team, and shut the door for a 9-7 final.
In the second game of the day, the Devils faced a fired-up host, the Hobgood Heat.  Despite Grama leading off with his second homer of the day on the game's first pitch, good pitching and defense was expected, and delivered, as the teams were tied 1-1 after 3 innings.  However, the Devils took control in the top of the 4th, plating 7 runs. Following RBI singles by McMahon and Parker, the Devils loaded the bases.  They then surprised the Heat with two steals of home by Gus Molnar and Miranda in exciting fashion to break the Heat's spirit, and rolled from there to an 8-4 win. 
For the tournament, the boys pounded out 25 hits, and 8 pitchers combined for a 2.62 team ERA with 18Ks against 5 walks.  Despite only recording 2 errors in the field, defense will be a primary work area for the team in the coming weeks, as the competition only gets harder from here.  And fast.
With the team off to a 6-0 start, the Road gets much more difficult with the Devils entering its first Travel Tournament next weekend, the Cooperstown Send-Off.  This is a 12U-only tournament in Marietta, and the Devils will get an early taste of what to expect when the Road ends in Cooperstown in mid-July.
Follow the Red Devils' Road to Cooperstown on GameChanger here!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Kerio Operator 2.5.3 receives a Four out of Five Star Review from PC Pro Magazine in the UK

"A versatile and easily virtualized software IP PBX that offers a ton of VoIP features for the price."

The review is out now in the current issue of PC Pro, where it has also been given the "Recommended" award.  Click on the image below to read the complete review.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Introducing the Kerio Technologies Hardware Rack Mount Kit

For use with the Kerio Control NG300 and the Kerio Operator V300 Appliances

Kerio Technologies is pleased to announce that we have introduced a rack mount kit for our Kerio Control NG300 and Kerio Operator V300 hardware appliances. The kit is available for order through the online store.
The 2U high kit allows for up to two appliances to be mounted in a standard 19 inch/48 cm server rack with the ports facing forward for easy access. It also includes two brackets to secure the power supplies on the shelf directly behind the appliances.

For more information and pricing, contact me or your Kerio reseller.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kerio Technologies Launches Two New WiFi Enabled Network Security Appliances

New hardware appliances provide convenience of all-in-one network security and wireless access point.

San Jose, Calif., February 28, 2017 – Today Kerio Technologies announced the launch of two new network security WiFi enabled hardware appliances, adding to its popular NG Series.

The Kerio Control NG100W and NG300W appliances are full-featured Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions, which include comprehensive next-generation firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention, gateway antivirus, VPN and content filtering, with integrated WiFi.

“We’re helping SMBs maximize today’s high speed Internet, whilst better protecting their network, users and assets,” said Heather Paunet, VP Products. “They can benefit from all-in-one security and wireless access in a single device, with great performance capabilities and more.”

The high-performing appliances support WiFi frequencies of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, support the 802.11ac wireless networking standard, include a 64-bit architecture with increased throughput speeds, fanless design and come with an unlimited user license option. Both appliances can be securely managed anytime, anywhere, through Kerio's cloud-based MyKerio dashboard.

The Kerio Control NG100W, suitable for small businesses with one office, branch offices or for remote workers is $780 USD with unlimited users. 1 year software maintenance is $195 USD/€170 EUR. Extended warranty starts from $95 USD. Kerio Control NG300W provides growing businesses the security and protection they need and is available with a 25 user limit or unlimited users. Prices start from $1,460 USD.

For more information and technical specifications on the Kerio Control NG Series visit

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A simple and practical way to manage all of your deployed Kerio appliances from your Smart Phone, Smart Watch or desktop.

Introducing MyKerio

MyKerio simplifies the management of multiple Kerio Connect, Kerio Control and Kerio Operator deployments through a centralized web interface providing consolidated system information, automatic configuration backup, status monitoring, system notifications and complete remote configuration.

Learn more here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Released Today, Kerio Control 9.2 Better Protects Smaller Businesses with Improved Performance

Today, Kerio released Kerio Control 9.2, enhancing our all-in-one network security solution for small and mid-sized businesses.

Release Highlights
  • Kerio Control 9.2 provides faster throughput and better protection of the network, users and company assets without restricting bandwidth, and also provides filtering of incoming network traffic by country.

Key new features:
  • Faster throughput speeds
    • Optimizations to the software running on Kerio Control appliances has significantly improved throughput to ensure full utilization of service available from today's elite Internet Service Providers. Whilst internet speeds are getting faster all around the world, Kerio Control ensures customer networks have the same level of protection with full access to faster throughput.
  • Traffic filtering by country
    • A new Geo-IP filter gives administrators the ability to block incoming connections from specific countries. Kerio Control checks where all incoming traffic is coming from and can block traffic based on the administrators preference.  If an administrator sees unusual or suspicious traffic originating from one country, they have the option to block the whole country either permanently or temporarily. This ensures that the network is protected from potential malicious traffic and also has the benefit of reducing network traffic from unwanted geographical locations.

Contact me to to learn more, or reach out to your preferred Kerio reseller.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Administer multiple Kerio appliances in the cloud from a single dashboard on your desktop, smart phone, or tablet!

MyKerio is a free cloud service that enables you to administer multiple appliances from a single dashboard. You can register for a free account at
MyKerio supports:
Read much more about MyKerio here, or contact me today.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cloud Conference - Win Kerio Cloud Business Pro for Year! NYC. Thursday, December 8th, 2016.

Win a One-Year Kerio Cloud Business Pro Subscription
Kerio is attending the Channelnomics’ Cloud Conference and we hope you can join us. We'll be showcasing our award-winning solutions, as well as holding a raffle to win a FREE 1-year subscription to our Kerio Cloud Business Pro messaging and collaboration service for up to 20 users.

Kerio Cloud allows you and your customers to stay connected anytime, anywhere with hosted email, messaging and voice services. Kerio Cloud provides the flexibility and scalability every business needs, with full mobile device support, and is available to demo now so you can try it for yourself.
Visit our booth to find out how you can join our 5-star award-winning Partner Program and earn up to 25% on every sale!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cloud: A Simple Path to Profitability for Kerio Resellers

Free Webinar

In this webinar Howard Lynn, owner of Cloud Intellect Ltd., will walk us through the thoughts, concerns, toe-dipping, and small victories that led him to the realization that he needed to either embrace the Cloud or risk the evaporation of his customer base along with serious financial drought.

Specific topics will include:
  • Brief history of Cloud Intellect, Ltd.
  • Mindset prior to warming up to the Cloud
  • Technical and commercial considerations for cloud vendor selection
  • Warming up to Cloud Business transformation & results
  • Case study: Cloud Voice
Wednesday | November 30th, 2016 | 7am PST | 10am EST | 3pm GMT | 4pm CET


Monday, November 7, 2016

Attention Georgia Drivers: Honor Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Order Your Lung Cancer Awareness License Plate Today! #RememberNovember

The state of Georgia provides its drivers the first, and only, specialty license plate in the country specifically dedicated to lung cancer awareness. Drivers in Georgia can alert fellow motorists that lung cancer matters!

The plates are available exclusively through The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund. Georgia drivers can learn more and begin the process of getting theirs at

The license plate is sponsored by The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund, a non-profit based in Atlanta that raises awareness and research funds for the number one cancer killer in the world.

"My mother, Joan Gaeta, died of lung cancer after a three-and-a-half year battle," says Tina Pink, a VP of Fundraising for the Gaeta Fund. "She was most passionate about raising awareness and fighting the stigma of the disease. This plate is a big step in that direction. I know she would be very proud!"

Mrs. Pink's sister, Theresa Andretta, VP of Operations, concurs. "Lung cancer kills more people than the next five cancers combined! Yet, it receives the least amount of funding. We have no choice but to raise awareness and to fight the stigma. These plates are a great way to do that."

The $25 plate manufacturing fee, payable to The Joan GaetaLung Cancer Fund, helps them support ground-breaking research through the AddarioLung Cancer Medical Institute.

The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund was created in the fall of 2007 as The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Foundation by her husband and children to raise awareness of the disease, to educate the public, and to be an advocate for research. They also strive to eliminate the stigma of lung cancer and to support survivors and their loved ones in their local community.  In July of 2010, they re-launched as The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund benefiting the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute. Their ultimate goal remains the same: “to eradicate lung cancer.” By partnering with one significant research initiative, they can make a much greater impact in wiping out lung cancer.

ALCMI was established in 2008 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with the ultimate goal of significantly impacting survival by directly catalyzing and accelerating discovery of new and more effective treatment options for all lung cancer patients. Presently, ALCMI has 13 academic and community medical centers in the United States and Europe closely collaborating on cutting edge research initiatives.

-Even if you have never smoked, you can get lung cancer.
-60% of new cases are now diagnosed in non-smokers and former smokers.
-Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women.
-Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with the disease.
-It kills more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer combined.
-It surpassed breast cancer of the #1 killer of women in 1987.
-The five year survival rate for lung cancer is still only 15% - the same as it was nearly 40 years ago.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Attention Kerio Connect Clients! Free Migration to Kerio Cloud! Pay Nothing Until Renewal!

With no infrastructure to purchase or maintain, elastic capacity and predictable monthly payments, it’s easy to see why small and growing businesses are migrating to the cloud.  Choose Kerio Cloud for award-winning messaging and collaboration on our secure cloud infrastructure.

Existing Kerio Connect customers to a Kerio CloudBusiness Pro plan for free, with nothing to pay until the renewal of your software maintenance


•  US or EU data center
•  Matched number of users
•  Unlimited mailbox store
•  Advanced Spam and Virus filtering
•  Exchange ActiveSync, IMAP/CalDav/CardDav
•  Migrate mailboxes, contacts, calendars, tasks, and more
•  Kerio Operator software license

Contact me today to learn more!