Kerio Technologies today announced Kerio Connect 7.4, a new version of its popular messaging server that unburdens IT administrators of being stuck at their desk when performing routine Kerio Connect tasks. With full Web administration optimised for the iPad, IT managers can be up and about, moving around the office while performing things like applying user access policies, setting up new user mailboxes, or browsing logs and troubleshooting the server.
“Using our iPads with Kerio Connect is a very convenient way to manage the mail server,” said Gavin Nicholson of AppCentre, a Kerio Preferred Partner. “Not only can we do routine maintenance on the weekends from my home, but I can also be at a user’s desk to view their issue, and then troubleshoot it right there on the spot.”
Kerio Connect administration web interface via the iPad expands the tablet’s capabilities as a “hardcore” IT and technical support tool. It supports new multi-gesture support, multiple finger scrolling, two-finger tap to get contextual menus, and toggling to hide the menu tree to maximise screen real estate.
One of the new features that IT administrators can implement via the iPad is user access policies. Access policies allow administrators to control access for email services like Kerio WebMail and Microsoft Outlook. They also have the ability to restrict mobile device access for users so they can regain some control over how employees remotely connect to the server. This is easily done by configuring connectivity permissions for email protocols like ActiveSync, IMAP, and Exchange Web Services.
“It’s a bit ironic that full administration via the iPad makes it easy for the IT administrator to limit what devices others can use to access the network,” said Scott Schreiman, CEO, Kerio Technologies. “With Kerio Connect we have always prided ourselves in offering more choices in how employees want to work than any other mail server. While that is still the case, we think it’s prudent for organisations to control how their network is accessed, and think we have found the delicate middle ground with Kerio Connect 7.4.”
With integrated anti-virus, an improved anti-spam engine, and built-in archiving, Kerio Connect 7.4 gives businesses everything they need for secure and robust email. It is available as both an on-premise server and a cloud email solution through a Kerio hosting partner to give organisations a choice in where their email is stored. The alternative to Microsoft Exchange and Google Apps meets the messaging needs and IT budgets of small and midsize organisations.
Kerio Connect 7.4 runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and is available as a virtual appliance on the VMware platform. The solution starts at £320 for five users, additional users start at £19.
About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. (kerio.com) provides unified collaboration, communications and security solutions for businesses and organisations worldwide that prefer a simple approach to IT. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Australia, and Russia. Kerio is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium, and a member of the Mac Developer Program. Kerio has more than 5,000 channel partners who support more than 50,000 customers in more than 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels and Notify Technology Corporation.
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