Kerio Technologies

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Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Industry Software
Genre IT software
Founded 1997
Headquarters San Jose, U.S.
Key people
Mirek Kren, CEO
Products, Kerio Connect, Kerio Control, Kerio Operator
Services Email Client, IT Security, VoIP, Collaborative software
Number of employees
Kerio Technologies

Kerio Technologies, Inc. (or simply Kerio) is a global provider of IT infrastructure solutions. It distributes software that allows businesses to connect, communicate, and collaborate. Kerio sells its solutions through a network of more than 6,000 reseller partners. The company currently has more than 50,000 customers and millions of users of its technologies. Founded in 1997, Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia.[1]


Kerio first entered the Internet security market in 1997 with WinRoute Pro,[2] which was owned and maintained by Tiny Software until Feb. 1, 2002.[3]

In February, 2002, Tiny Software transferred sales and development of its leading software to Kerio, where the developers would continue to work on it under the Kerio brand.[4]

Kerio's core products are Kerio Control, a unified threat management and network intelligence solution, and Kerio Connect, an email collaboration and messaging server. Kerio Connect is an all-in-one messaging and collaboration server, combining email, calendaring and collaboration features with integrated anti-virus, anti-spam, built-in archiving, and automated backup. Kerio Control, a unified threat management solution, delivers protection for networks ranging from simple to complex. Multi-faceted security, including certified firewall, intrusion prevention, VPN services, anti-virus, and web filter, protects the network from a wide array of evolving threats.

Kerio has recently entered two new markets with the introduction of Kerio Operator and Kerio Operator is an IP PBX system tailored for small and medium-sized businesses. is a file sharing and collaboration platform software solution for small and medium businesses that makes sharing and collaborating on documents, text, multimedia content easy. Users can share common resources, facilitate collaborative discussion, and securely access their files from other locations and devices.


Discontinued products[edit]

Kerio Personal Firewall[edit]

On February 8, 2002 Kerio Technologies released Kerio Personal Firewall 2.1 beta 3.[11] This was the first release since development moved from Tiny Software.

On March 10, 2002 Kerio Personal Firewall v2.1.0 was released.[11]

Kerio Personal Firewall v4 was released on November 11, 2003.[12]

On December 1, 2005 Kerio announced that Kerio Personal Firewall (v4) was to be acquired by Sunbelt Software,[13] the acquisition was completed December 21, 2005[14] and soon after the product was renamed to Sunbelt Personal Firewall.[15]

Kerio no longer supports the Personal Firewall and has since released its WinRoute v6 product as Kerio WinRoute Firewall v6.

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