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

Presenters:

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 LungCancerLicensePlate.org.

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.

ABOUT THE JOAN GAETA LUNG CANCER FUND
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. http://www.forjoan.org

ABOUT THE ADDARIO LUNG CANCER MEDICAL INSTITUTE (ALCMI)
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. http://www.alcmi.net

ABOUT LUNG CANCER
-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

BUSINESS PRO PLAN | FREE MIGRATION | PAY FROM RENEWAL

•  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!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kerio Connect 9.2 Helps Small and Mid-sized Businesses Stay Better Connected

Latest release of award-winning messaging and collaboration solution introduces new desktop clients, integration with the Spark smart email client and more.

San Jose, Calif., October 25, 2016 – Today Kerio Technologies released Kerio Connect 9.2, enhancing its award-winning messaging and collaboration solution for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with a stand-alone desktop application, integration with Spark, a smart mobile email client, and remote cloud management with MyKerio.
Kerio Connect 9.2 increases workplace productivity by adding new, easier to use applications for desktop and mobile devices,” said Heather Paunet, VP Products of Kerio Technologies. “Our new desktop application for Windows and Mac, and integration with the iOS smart inbox app, Spark by Readdle, makes it easier than ever for users to communicate quickly and effectively.”
The new desktop application for Windows and Mac features persistent login, notifications for new emails, chats and events, and can be set as the default email application.
Kerio Connect 9.2 also enables iOS users to set up an account in the popular smart mail application Spark by Readdle, using the integrated Kerio Connect profile, helping users focus their attention on important emails and spend less time sorting through low priority emails.
The new release integrates with MyKerio, the cloud-based web management tool, streamlining the administration of multiple Kerio deployments including Kerio Control and Kerio Operator, as well as Kerio Connect.
Following the release of the MyKerio app for iPhone and Apple Watch earlier this year, Kerio Connect 9.2 also sees the introduction of a MyKerio app for Android, providing real time monitoring and notifications for all connected deployments.
With deployment options for Windows, Mac, Linux, and VMware, Kerio Connect 9.2 is ready to run in virtually any cloud or on-premises environment. Cloud-hosted Kerio Connect is available from Kerio partners worldwide. On-premises Kerio Connect starts at $465 for five users. For more information, please visit www.kerio.com/connect.
To download Spark by Readdle, visit the app store.
About Kerio Technologies
Kerio provides safe, simple, and secure business productivity solutions to more than 60,000 businesses and millions of users globally. Our award-winning email, UTM/firewall, VoIP, and collaboration solutions are distributed through a network of more than 6,500 reseller partners. Kerio is a profitable and growing technology leader headquartered in San Jose, California with offices in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Russia, Australia, and Brazi

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Kerio Technologies Featured in CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide

Guide highlights leading Cloud Partner Programs

[Press Release] San Jose, Calif., October 18, 2016 Kerio Technologies, the leading innovator in unified communications, collaboration and network security solutions, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Kerio Technologies in its 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.

The CRN 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers that offer innovative cloud solutions and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.

“For channel partners, active support for their cloud-based solutions is more critical than ever,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide recognizes vendors that provide excellent resources, training and financial incentives for cloud, doing their best to help partners make the most of this now foundational practice area. We congratulate all the innovative, forward-looking companies on the 2016 list and invite the solution provider community to take full advantage of this terrific resource for finding the right cloud vendors to partner with.”

The Kerio Partner Program is designed to support cloud service providers and IT resellers that serve small and mid-sized businesses worldwide. Kerio offers a range of competitive communication, collaboration and security solutions, pricing and a combination of marketing, training and technical support to help partners reach more customers and easily scale up or down according to demand.

“As a channel-first company, we pride ourselves on delivering award-winning solutions and comprehensive support, so that our partners can build a successful business of their own,” said Mirek Kren, CEO of Kerio Technologies. “To be recognized in the CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide is a great endorsement of our continued commitment to the channel.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/cloud-ppg.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

About the Author
As Senior Marketing Manager, Yvette Graff, is responsible for branding, marketing communications, campaign messaging and content, including ebooks, case studies and press releases. Yvette is Prince2 qualified with an MSc in Business Management and BSc in Information Systems Management.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kerio Operator 2.5 Improves Audio and Video Calling for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

The latest release of Kero's award-winning Voice over IP system helps small and mid-sized businesses communicate smarter.


San Jose, Calif., September 22, 2016 – Today, Kerio Technologies released Kerio Operator 2.5, enhancing its VoIP business phone solution for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with a new softphone application, improved call quality and integration with MyKerio, the company’s cloud-based web management tool that allows users to remotely monitor and configure their Kerio instances.

“Using the latest VoIP technology we’ve made it even easier to make and receive voice and video calls”, said Heather Paunet, VP Products of Kerio Technologies. “Users benefit from high quality calls thanks to the new Kerio Operator Softphone and the integration of two new codecs.”

The new Kerio Operator Softphone for Windows, Mac and Linux, enables users to initiate face-to-face video calls, listen to and manage voicemail messages, forward calls and more regardless of their location using only their computer.

Support has been added for the highly flexible Opus audio codec that adapts to the bandwidth available, and the VP8 video codec, enabling both office and remote workers to enjoy high quality conversations.

“We’re helping SMBs communicate smarter, keeping them connected to customers and colleagues anywhere, anytime,” said Mirek Kren, CEO of Kerio Technologies. “Our goal is to unify and simplify the process of business communication and collaboration, whether through email, messaging, voice or video”.

With its integration to MyKerio, the cloud-based web management tool, Kerio Operator 2.5 simplifies administration and management of multiple phone systems. MyKerio provides consolidated system information, monitoring, notifications and more.

The new release also adds auto-provisioning support for Ubiquiti UniFi phones, and extends the number of Grandstream and Snom models supported.

Kerio Operator is available as a Cloud-based voice service, hardware, software or virtual appliance. Kerio Operator 2.5 is available for download immediately with a free 30-day trial (including technical support). Visit www.kerio.com/operator for more information.

Friday, August 19, 2016

What is Kerio Control?


Kerio Control is an easy-to-use firewall system with enterprise-level features and functionality.  This includes an anti-virus gateway as well as an intrusion-prevention system.  It also includes advanced features such as web filtering and web application filtering as well as quality of service and bandwidth management capabilities,  

Today’s workforce is becoming increasingly more mobile and dispersed. As a result, it is an absolute necessity that secure VPN connectivity be provided by any firewall manufacturer.  Unlike many of our competitors, Kerio does not charge for VPN functionality.

No other firewall has as many flexible deployment options as Kerio Control.  You can purchase our hardware boxes; you can install an ISO file on bare metal; or, you can install a VMware or Hyper-V virtual appliance.

Contact me today to learn more....

Friday, August 12, 2016

Attention Kerio Control Resellers and Users: Upcoming Webinar - "Best Practice for Securing Your Network with Kerio Control" -


In this webinar you will learn best practices for securing your network and protecting it against threats from the Internet like ransomware, kryptolockers, DoS attacks, brute force, viruses etc.

Specific topics will include:
  1. Monitoring & blocking intrusions
  2. Blocking malicious & unwanted software
  3. Segmenting your network
  4. Restricting access
  5. Identifying users & devices on your network
  6. Secure routing
  7. And more...
Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 9:00 EDT | 14.00 BST | 15.00 CEST
Presenters:  Carsten Maas,  Anton Tikhonov
REGISTER

Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 10.00 PDT | 13:00 EDT | 19.00 CEST
Presenters:  Brian Carmichael, Carsten Maas
REGISTER

Audio and video will be transmitted via Adobe Connect, please have your speakers ready.
NOTE: This webinar is in English and for Kerio resellers & end users

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Stay Connected Anytime, Anywhere with Kerio Cloud



Stay connected anytime, anywhere with Kerio Cloud hosted email, messaging and voice services. Kerio Cloud provides the flexibility and scalability every business needs, with full mobile device support. Confidently plan expenses with predictable monthly payments and benefit from the latest software updates as soon as they become available.

Contact me for more information or talk to a Kerio reseller today!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Helping Smaller Businesses Work Smarter

Scalable and Secure Cloud Infrastructure

Kerio Cloud enables small and mid-sized businesses to easily scale email, messaging and voice services on demand, through a flexible and secure infrastructure.

Our US and European data centers are Tier III+ classified and meet the strictest compliance requirements. Benefit from redundant power and generator protection, redundant network, 24x7x365 fully qualified on-site personnel and state of the art physical security measures.

Data Center Facility

  • SSAE 16 / SAS 70 audited (US)
  • ISO 27001:2013 & ISO 9001:2008 certified (EU)
  • Certified to Tier III+ classification
  • Dedicated engineering, support and security on-site personnel 24x7x365

Security

  • Badge-only access and Biometric Readers
  • IP Camera Video surveillance throughout
  • Redundant Fire Detection and Control Systems
  • PCI compliant
  • Arbor Networks Peakflow protection against active DoS and DDos attacks

Power & Cooling

  • Redundant power
  • Multiple generators
  • A and B battery packs and transfer switches
  • Redundant, high capacity cooling system
  • Routine systems testing and maintenance

Connectivity & Bandwidth

  • Connectivity to multiple Tier-1 carriers
  • Continuous, uninterruptible power to critical services
  • High speed and high quality bandwidth

To check Kerio Cloud service status and subscribe to updates visit status.kerio.com.

To learn more about Kerio Cloud, contact me today.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New! Kerio Control NG500 50-User Appliance

Kerio Technologies is pleased to announce that starting today, August 2nd, 2016, we will offer a new licensing option for the Kerio Control NG500 Hardware Appliance.

This new option will allow up to 50 users and provides an even more cost effective option for organizations that want the high performance of the NG500 for fewer than 50 users.
Contact me today to learn more.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

World Lung Cancer Day (August 1st ) Commemorates, Celebrates, and Supports Those Impacted by Lung Cancer

GLENVIEW, Ill. (July 29, 2016) – On World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks as well as early treatment around the world.

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases in 2012, and is responsible for nearly one in five cancer deaths according to the World Health Organization. Lung cancer claims more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 224,390 new cases of lung cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2016, accounting for about 14% of all cancer diagnoses in the United States alone.

World Lung Cancer Day 2016: Honor, Unite, Inspire highlights the many risk factors to be aware of in order to detect lung cancer at the earliest stage possible. While most understand that smoking is the single greatest risk factor for lung cancer, other lesser known risk factors include environment and genetics. Environmental exposure to radon, asbestos, arsenic, beryllium and uranium have all been linked to lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer also increases with a history of cancer in another part of the body, age, family history, radiation to the chest area and lung diseases like COPD.

The initiative also aims to shed light on key symptoms and screening options. Symptoms include change in mucus, chest or back pain, coughing up blood and difficulty swallowing. Tests that may be used to diagnose lung cancer include chest X-rays, CT and PET scans, bronchoscopy and needle biopsies. If you are a current or former smoker and over age 55, you may be a candidate for a low- dose CT scan screening that can offer early detection of lung cancer, potentially at its earliest stages.

“Treatment options for lung cancer have significantly advanced over the past few years and survival rates are increasing. We’re hopeful the World Lung Cancer Day efforts will help to continue to raise awareness of risks and increase early detection for the best possible outcomes,” said Dr. Gerard Silvestri, President-Elect of the American College of Chest Physicians.

More than 70,000 global FIRS members have united in support of World Lung Cancer Day, including member organizations: CHEST, Asociación Latinoamericana del Thorax (ALAT), the American Thoracic Society, the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, the European Respiratory Society, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the Pan African Thoracic Society.

Patients, families and caregivers can download free educational resources and learn more about lung cancer, risk factors, screenings and treatment options by visiting http://www.chestnet.org/WLCD.

About CHEST
CHEST is the global leader in advancing best patient outcomes through innovative chest medicine education, clinical research and team-based care. Its mission is to champion the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research. CHEST serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000 members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For more information, visit chestnet.org.

About the Forum of International Respiratory Societies
FIRS is an organization consisting of the world’s leading international respiratory societies working together to improve lung health globally: American Thoracic Society, CHEST, Asociación Latinoamericana De Tórax, Asian Pacific Society of Respirology, European Respiratory Society, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and the Pan African Thoracic Society. The goal of FIRS is to unify and enhance efforts to improve lung health through the combined work of its more than 70,000 members globally.

Contact: Kristi Bruno, kbruno@chestnet.org

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Attention Kerio Resellers in the Eastern United States and Canada: Join us in Orlando on September 20th!


Attention, Kerio Resellers in the Eastern United States and  Canada!  Kerio Technologies is excited to be coming to the east coast of the US with our 7th Kerio Partner Forum of the year!

We would love you to be part of it!

Please accept our invitation to an event full of news, important information, shared best practice and... Kerio!

Why you should attend:
  • Learn more about Kerio products, roadmaps, and vision.
  • Listen to guest speakers (Kerio resellers like yourself) discuss their experience and best practices in selling Kerio
  • Meet Mirek Kren, Kerio's CEO
  • Talk to Scott Schreiman, Samepage CEO, sharing news in Samepage
  • Meet your Kerio team and socialize!
Location | Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32819

Date | Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time | 9.30 am

Register now to secure your place at this exclusive event and check out the Partner Portal for more information and updates.

You can also contact me directly for more information or to register.

Not a Kerio reseller?  Would you like to learn more? Feel free to contact me directly as well.


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Cloud: The New Secret of Success for MSPs

If you are a Managed Service Provider or an IT Solution Provider, I encourage you to read this white paper on the advantages of cloud-based solutions.

Some highlights:
  • Cloud solutions offer reliability, scalability, capacity, focus, and competitive advantage to your customers.  
  • Cloud offerings are not only growing fast, but they are proving to offer substantially higher profit margins for resellers and MSPs vs. on-premisise products.
  • Customers will choose partners based on trust and ability to grow as the need arises.
  • As customers adopt cloud services, there's a clear opportunity for MSPs to resell, provision, and manage these services.
  • Cloud offers opportunity for MSP's to act as an "Outsourced CIO" as the in-house technology team becomes more strategic.
  • MSPs need to decide if they are in the business of "building" or "selling".  Most MSPs lack the capability to "build", so they'll rely heavily on key vendors. 
  • A blended approach (cloud + on-prem) is recommended for MSP's rather than exclusivity one way or the other.
  • Early traction should come from existing customers.
  • Customers still value the local partner/MSP who can provide training, consultation, and issue resolution.
  • MSP's should focus on managing the customer experience, not just the technology.

    Contact me today to learn about Kerio Cloud offerings.