Kerio Targets Midmarket With New Mail Server

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Kerio Connect 7, formerly known as Kerio MailServer, makes it easier for businesses to manage messaging servers deployed throughout multiple branch offices, said John Jones, a sales engineer at Kerio.

The new software allows multiple servers to be joined in a single geographically dispersed cluster with servers aware of each other's user groups, individual user's availability, shared contacts in global address lists, and shared resources such as conference rooms.

"It really makes things easy for the e-mail administrator," said Josh Turiel, managing partner at JH Turiel & Associates Inc., a Beverly, Mass.-based consulting firm and Kerio channel partner. He said in an interview that he's impressed with the new software's configuration capabilities.

The new software fits well with the customer base of 318 Inc., a Kerio reseller based in Santa Monica, Calif., which serves a "significant number of clients with multiple offices around the world," said 318 CEO Kevin Klein in a statement. "The new distributed domain feature will enable 318 to delegate management of a server at each location, while keeping everything under the same domain." That provides a higher level of system scalability and reliability, he said.

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Kerio has some 4,000 reseller partners that account for about 90 percent of the company's sales.

The new release also sports a Web-based administration console with remote management capabilities, and incorporates the CardDAV open-source protocol for address book synchronization. The software supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and is also available as a virtual appliance supporting server virtualization systems from VMware and Parallels.

The new release, launched at this week's Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, is available now priced starting at $450 for five users and $24 for additional users.