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Kerio Selects Sophos as Its New Anti-Malware Technology PartnerSophos to Provide Malware Scanning Engine for Kerio Gateway Protection (May 26, 2010)
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/26/10 -- Kerio Technologies, a leading innovator in global messaging and IT security, today announced that it has partnered with IT security and data protection firm Sophos to provide pro-active anti-malware protection for its new technology to complement existing layers of security in Kerio's unified threat management (UTM) and groupware products.
Sophos's high-speed malware detection technology will be integrated with Kerio Control, Kerio's forthcoming virtual UTM appliance and Windows gateway security software, and Kerio Connect, a messaging and collaboration server for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
"Sophos's fast scanning engine and small footprint will help us to continue building high-performance software," says Pavel Suk, VP of Engineering at Kerio Technologies. "Replacing existing technology with something new can present challenges, but Sophos has provided us with fantastic support and has demonstrated their commitment at all levels of their organization."
SophosLabs -- the blended intelligence behind all Sophos security technologies -- analyzes 50,000 new malware samples every day.
As today's threats are more sophisticated, targeted, and fast moving, it's critical to stop malware before a specific detection update can be released. Sophos Genotype® malware detection technology proactively blocks families of malware threats and analyzes the behavior of the code before it executes, therefore protecting users from 90 percent of unknown threats.
"In Sophos we found a truly engaged technology partner," says James Gudeli, VP of Business Development at Kerio Technologies. "This makes the transition for our existing customers easy and, most importantly, gives us a strong ally for building world class products."
"Integrating Sophos's advanced malware protection as an additional layer of security for Kerio's UTM and gateway offerings underscores Kerio's commitment to ensuring that its customers receive the highest level of pro-active protection against today's sophisticated threats," said Michael Rogers, VP of Global OEM and Strategic Alliance at Sophos. "Sophos has earned a reputation for developing dependable security solutions and seamless integration with other technologies."
Plug-ins for other anti-virus products, allowing for dual anti-virus protection, will continue to be available in Kerio products.
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing security and data protection solutions that are simple to manage, deploy and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, and network access control solutions backed by SophosLabs -- a global network of threat intelligence centers. With more than two decades of experience, Sophos is regarded as a leader in security and data protection by top analyst firms and has received many industry awards.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.
About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides Internet messaging and firewall software for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations worldwide. Kerio is headquartered in San Jose, California, and has offices in New York, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and Russia. Kerio is a member of CalConnect, a calendaring and scheduling consortium; a premier member of the Apple Developer Connection; and a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Kerio has more than 4,400 business partners in 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, eSoft, and Notify Technology Corporation. For more information, please visit www.kerio.com.
"Kerio," its products and its logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Kerio Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries, as the case may be.
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