Kerio Technologies Inc., a leading innovator in IT security and messaging, today announces new distribution partners in Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The company has signed agreements with Asiasoft Hong Kong Limited, Software China, ADAOX (Middle East), Axoft (Turkey) and ASBIS (Eastern Europe) to distribute Kerio MailServer and Kerio WinRoute Firewall. These partnerships will expand the penetration of Kerio’s messaging and security solutions to more markets worldwide. As value added distributors, they will introduce their channel to the Kerio Partner Program, provide localized technical support and help train the Kerio partner community. Resellers in these regions will gain access to Kerio Partner Program benefits including the sales and technical certification program, and marketing support in their native languages.
“Investing in emerging SMB technology markets like China is essential for us this year,” said Mirek Kren, vice president of Worldwide Sales for Kerio. “Working with these great partners, we will more effectively capitalize on their knowledge of local markets, and expand the network of Kerio resellers to better serve SMB customers in these regions.”
About Asiasoft Hong Kong Limited
“Together, Asiasoft Hong Kong and Kerio expect to quickly penetrate the SMB channel in Hong Kong with world-class services and software,” said David Au Yeung, Managing Director of Asiasoft Hong Kong Limited. Asiasoft Hong Kong (asiasoft.com.hk) enables the SMB channel to profit by delivering high quality, easy-to-use messaging and security solutions to small-to-midsize enterprises (SME) in Hong Kong and Macau.
About Software China
“We are looking forward to the partnership with Kerio to better serve all vertical industries for small to medium-sized businesses with flexible messaging and security solutions, which are localized and immediately available to our audience,” said Jesse Liu, CEO of Software China. Software China (softwarechn.com) supports a vast network of resellers and clients with consulting, technical expertise, and support throughout China.
“We are delighted to sign this partnership agreement with Kerio Technologies, which will help us further strengthen our portfolio of leading security products,” said Neo Neophytou, Managing Director at ADAOX, based in the United Arab Emirates. “Our customers in the Middle East have come to expect only the best technologies, reliability and customer-centric approach from ADAOX, and this partnership will enable us to continue delivering these to them. Kerio MailServer and Kerio WinRoute Firewall are already in high demand in this region due to the strong growth of the SMB sector.” ADAOX (adaox.com) is a Value Added Distributor providing IT security solutions and services in the Middle East.
About Axoft Company
“With the IT market growing at an average of 10 percent for five consecutive years, and with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) market reaching €19.1 billion in 2008, Turkey has long become a hotspot for IT investments,” said Vadim Korolkov, CEO of Axoft Company, Russia. “Based on Kerio’s long-term and successful cooperation with Axoft in Russia (axoft.ru) and Central Asia, the new distribution agreement for Turkey is a natural step towards expanding our partnership in this major emerging market.”
About ASBISc Enterprises PLC
“Kerio products are acclaimed by experts and pro users as highly secured, stable, easy-to-use and cost effective solutions for a wide range of network environments,” says Laurent Journoud, executive vice president for Sales and Marketing at ASBIS (asbis.com). “We are extremely pleased to enter the distribution agreement with Kerio to enhance our software portfolio to the SMB market with the mature and easily-deployable Internet messaging and firewall products.” ASBISc Enterprises PLC (WSE: ASBIS) is based in Cyprus with subsidiaries in 26 countries.
The Kerio Partner Program (kerio.com/partners) is designed for IT resellers that are focused on selling and supporting solutions targeted to SMBs, and offers comprehensive benefits such as sales and marketing tools, certifications, technical support, online resources and one-on-one training programs.
About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. (kerio.com) 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, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany 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 McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), IBM Corporation (NYSE: IBM), and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY).
“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.