Kerio Technologies

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Kerio Technologies, Inc.
IndustryInformation technology
Network security
FateAcquired by GFI Software
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Key people
Mirek Kren (CEO)
ProductsKerio Connect, Kerio Control, Kerio Operator, Samepage
Number of employees

Kerio Technologies, Inc. is a former technology company specializing in collaboration software and unified threat management for small and medium organizations. Founded in 2001, Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California. In January 2017, GFI Software acquired Kerio.[1] GFI Software is owned by Aurea SMB Solutions, which in turn is owned by ESW Capital Group.[2]


Kerio Technologies

Kerio Technologies incorporated in 2001, but its first product WinRoute Pro entered the Internet security market in 1997,[3] as it was owned and maintained by Tiny Software until February 1, 2002.[4] Tiny Software then transferred sales and development of its software to Kerio, where the developers continued to work on it under the Kerio brand.[5]

Kerio's main products (in the early 2000s) were Kerio Personal Firewall[6] and Kerio WinRoute Firewall[7] and the company focused on collaboration software with Kerio MailServer.[8] Kerio discontinued its Personal Firewall in late 2005, which was then acquired by Sunbelt Software.[9]

Starting in 2010, Kerio MailServer was renamed to Kerio Connect[10] and Kerio WinRoute to Kerio Control.[11] Kerio introduced Kerio Operator, an IP PBX system, in 2011[12] and Samepage, a file sharing and collaboration software, in 2013.[13]

In January 2017, Kerio was bought by GFI Software. Kerio Connect, Kerio Control, Kerio Operator and Kerio Cloud became GFI assets but Samepage was not part of the acquisition.[1]


  1. ^ a b "GFI Software Welcomes Kerio Users". 2017. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kerio". Aurea Software. 2020-08-05. Retrieved 2023-06-01.
  3. ^ "Kerio Technologies Inc. Media Center FactSheet". 2007. Archived from the original on August 22, 2007. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  4. ^ Weiss, Aaron (February 2, 2002) [Date of Original Review: September 14, 2000]. "WinRoute Pro -- A proxy server with built-in router, firewall, and mail services". ServerWatch. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  5. ^ S. Kolar (February 7, 2002). "Re: Is Kerio Personal Firewall... Tiny Personal Firewall?". Usenet: Xns91AE51127730Dcpsftwcom@ Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Rubenking, Neil J. (October 18, 2005). "Firewalls, Kerio Personal Firewall 4". PC Magazine. Vol. 24, no. 18. Ziff Davis. p. 83. ISSN 0888-8507.
  7. ^ Sarrel, Matthew D. (January 2005). "Kerio Firewall Targets Small Networks". PC Magazine. Vol. 24, no. 1. Ziff Davis. p. 60. ISSN 0888-8507.
  8. ^ Clyman, John (Fall 2004). "Kerio Offers Compelling Groupware Server". PC Magazine. Vol. 23, no. 19. Ziff Davis. p. 54. ISSN 0888-8507.
  9. ^ Leyden, John (December 2, 2005). "Sunbelt rescues Kerio Firewall from oblivion". The Register. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Raison, André von (February 10, 2010). "Aus Kerio MailServer wird Kerio Connect". iX magazin (in German). Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  11. ^ Augsten, Stephan (June 1, 2010). "WinRoute-Firewall wird Kerio Control Security-Hersteller rüstet Gateway-Firewall zu UTM-Software um". Security Insider (in German). Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  12. ^ Ostler, Ulrike (January 1, 2011). "Mit "Operator" wird die Telefonalage Asterisk auch für VoIP-Laien bedienbar, Kerio baut VoIP-Anlagen für kleine und mittelständische Firmen". IP Insider (in German). Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  13. ^ Kelly, Will (March 29, 2013). "Social collaboration in the cloud with Samepage - TechRepublic". TechRepublic. Retrieved November 25, 2016.

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