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Feb 29 2012   7:27PM GMT

Kerio Control 7.3 Helps Businesses Prepare for IPv6

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Kerio Technologies today began assisting organizations with the upcoming transition from IPv4 to IPv6. As the Internet community phases in the new protocol, Kerio Control 7.3, a comprehensive UTM security appliance, will allow organizations to securely test IPv6 traffic over their corporate networks.

Kerio Control 7.3’s automatic support for IPv6 means that in a few clicks, it becomes an IPv6 router for the network. It currently acts as a stateful firewall for IPv6 traffic, and will soon add IPS, antivirus, web filtering, bandwidth management, and Kerio StaR reporting support for IPv6 traffic so organizations can be ready when the ISPs are.

“The time is now to start with IPv6. Things like the continued growth of the cloud have created a fresh demand for IP addresses and it is always a good idea to begin testing technology that you will eventually have to support,” said James Gudeli, vice president of business development, Kerio Technologies. “For Kerio, our IPv6 support will continue to grow and Kerio Control 7.3 will enable those interested in expanding the use of and testing IPv6 to do so securely.”

Although most ISPs don’t yet support IPv6 without VPN tunneling, they’ll eventually have to. The move is not only inevitable, but an opportunity for solution providers to advise their clients on the transition.

“Kerio Control 7.3 will allow us to be at the forefront of the IPv6 discussion and have our clients well prepared,” said David Anderson, owner, Tomotechi, a Kerio Preferred Partner located in Houston, TX. “The question I often hear about IPv6 is ‘Where do I start?’ and I think Kerio is offering a logical and secure answer to the question.”

Kerio Control 7.3 is ideal for organizations that demand robust network protection, traffic analysis, and user-based reporting. In addition to IPv6 support, additional new features include full Web administration via the iPad, emailed Kerio StaR (statistics and reporting) reports and daily IPS blacklists updates.

Kerio Control UTM is available in a wide range of form factors, including a hardware firewall appliance, bootable ISO firewall software appliance, virtual appliance for VMware or Parallels, or Windows Server software.

The Kerio Control software server license starts at $265 USD and includes 5 users. Additional users are $26 each. Hardware appliance pricing starts at $1,000 USD for the entry-level Kerio Control Box 1110 with 5 users, which includes Sophos gateway antivirus and Kerio Web Filter. Kerio includes VPN clients for all users in the price. Kerio’s VPN client is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.

Kerio Control is available for download immediately with a 30-day unrestricted evaluation period. Visit http://www.kerio.com/control/ for more information.

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