Sunbelt Software to acquire Kerio Personal Firewall
Cambridge, UK — December 1, 2005 — Kerio Technologies and Sunbelt Software today announced that the parties have signed an agreement for Sunbelt to acquire the Kerio Personal Firewall. The acquisition is due to be finalised by the end of the month.
The Kerio Personal Firewall will be re-branded on an interim basis as the “Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall”. All existing customers of the Kerio Personal Firewall will be able to receive support through Sunbelt once the acquisition is completed.
Upon the close of the deal, Sunbelt will also announce new pricing for the product and a variety of special offers for both Kerio and Sunbelt customers.
“In today’s increasingly complex Internet threat environment, a high quality firewall is critical for both the home and enterprise networks,” said Alex Eckelberry, president of Sunbelt Software. “The Kerio firewall is a well-known leader in endpoint security for small business and consumers. We are thrilled to have it as part of our product line and Kerio users should know that we are firmly committed to continuing to provide world-class support for the product.”
“We feel that Sunbelt is uniquely positioned to offer both best in class support and ongoing product development for Kerio Personal Firewall and its legion of loyal users,” said Martin Viktora, CEO and CTO of Kerio Technologies. “We are pleased that this product has found such a deserving home.”
The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. For the time being, users are encouraged to continued to download the Kerio Personal Firewall from the Kerio website at www.kerio.co.uk
About the Kerio Personal Firewall
The Kerio Personal Firewall is a powerful and industry-leading firewall that provides firewall protection as well as host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS) and content filtering. The product was introduced in 2002 and has over 1,000,000 users worldwide. In a recent 4-star review, PC Magazine said “Kerio Personal Firewall 4 was the best in this roundup. Its users can choose moderate program control with no pop-ups, or unusually powerful protection after an initial spate of pop-ups”.
About Kerio Technologies
Cambridge-based Kerio Technologies UK (www.kerio.co.uk) provides Internet messaging and firewall software solutions for small to medium sized businesses. Kerio’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California. Kerio’s technology partners include McAfee, Inc. and Internet Security Systems.
About Sunbelt Software
Headquartered in Florida USA, Sunbelt Software was founded in 1994 and offers product solutions to protect and secure systems from costly inefficiencies such as spam and spyware. Sunbelt Software is part of the Sunbelt International Group, which includes Sunbelt Software and Sunbelt System Software in Europe. The Sunbelt System Software group has offices in the UK, France, Belgium, Sweden and Germany.
For more information about Sunbelt Software, please visit the company’s website at: www.sunbelt-software.com