Kerio Technologies recently announced the latest release of Kerio WinRoute Firewall. As opposed to a hardware firewall solution that offers no flexibility, Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.7.1 lets administrators tailor scalable security solutions, on the hardware or virtualization platform of their choice—the software is available in both a Software Appliance edition and a VMware Virtual Appliance edition (which also integrates with other virtualization platforms).

 

Kerio’s typical customer base is small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs), typically with anywhere from 10 to 500 users. Steve Wildow, CEO of Tipp Technical Solutions, uses Kerio products with his clients and calls WinRoute Firewall the “product of choice” for his customers, a lot of which don’t have full-time IT departments. He credits the software’s ease of use, quick installation, cost-effectiveness, and choice of platform on which to run.

 

Wildow also cites the virtualization option as a major advantage. The Virtualization Appliance edition is a benefit for SMBs that are already looking to virtualize their file servers or mail servers. Virtualization saves money (server consolidation), environmental resources (“green” computing), and time (faster/easier IT administration).

 

For more information about WinRoute Firewall 6.7.1, go to http://www.kerio.com, or call 888-775-3746. WinRoute Firewall is $329 for 10 users, or $395 with integrated McAfee antivirus software.