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Kerio Technologies Launches SaaS Initiative to Expand Cloud-Hosting Options for Its Channel Partners

Already Available as On-Premise and Hosted Solutions, Kerio Connect and Kerio Workspace Can Now be Deployed in a Monthly Subscription Model With No Software License Required (December 13, 2011)

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/11 -- When it comes to email, file sharing and online storage, cloud computing has been especially useful and popular for organizations that need to avoid the up-front costs of hardware, maintenance, and IT administration. With this in mind, Kerio is launching its SaaS program for Kerio Connect, its messaging, calendar and contacts server, and Kerio Workspace, its online file sharing and social collaboration tool.

With Kerio SaaS, channel partners provide Kerio software to their clients as an on demand service, while generating a monthly recurring revenue stream with a simple pricing model.

"We are quite pleased with how simple it has been to use the Kerio SaaS model," said Guy Algot, CEO, Graphic Dimensions, a Kerio Authorized Partner in Edmonton, Alberta. "When a customer needs to add users, we can do so without having to purchase additional licenses. We go live as soon as a customer signs up and have been growing our business because we're providing stable Kerio products with flexible deployment options and better prices for our clients."

A potential drawback of other vendors' SaaS offerings is unknowingly relinquishing ownership of one's content -- due to language that can easily be overlooked when agreeing to the terms of their service. When VARs and MSPs sign a Kerio SaaS agreement, they have committed to providing their clients with hosted editions of Kerio Connect and Kerio Workspace that provide each with its own private cloud and with sole ownership of its own content.


"Kerio's SaaS program makes it more convenient for VARs to offer Kerio products as a hosted service," said Mirek Kren, vice president of sales, Kerio Technologies. "They simply pay a monthly invoice based on peak usage. It is a great way for them to appeal to customers who are looking to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing while paying a monthly rental fee rather than make a large investment in IT."

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. provides unified communications, collaboration and security solutions 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, 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 108 countries. Technology partners include Sophos, zvelo, VMware, Parallels 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.

Contact:
Andrew Staples
Kerio Technologies, Inc.
408-496-3378
astaples@kerio.com


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