Archive for April, 2010

Kerio Connect Links Apple iPad To Business Communications

Latest release of Kerio’s Messaging Server Delivers Powerful Integrated Groupware to iPad Users

Kerio Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator in IT security and messaging, today announced that Kerio Connect 7, a messaging and collaboration server, natively supports the Apple iPad. Kerio Connect now allows users to access email, calendars, and contacts on the new iPad, expanding the choice of mobile devices that help increase employee productivity. Kerio will be showcasing the integration of Kerio Connect and the Apple iPad at Interop 2010 in booth 544 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas from April 27-29.

With Kerio Connect, iPad users can synchronize their email, contacts, and private calendar, search the global address book (GAL), manage invitations, and perform a remote wipe, all using Exchange ActiveSync. Users can also easily access shared and global calendars with the integrated CalDAV support.

“After using Kerio Connect on the iPad it’s clear that businesses that are committed to the Apple ecosystem will certainly collaborate and connect even more effectively by integrating Kerio with the iPad mobile platform,” said Michael Crites, Project Manager at Iris Professional Services, a Preferred Partner of Kerio. “The platform agnostic advantage Kerio brings to the table rewards our clients with an unparalleled choice in secure mobile communications.”

“The beauty of Kerio Connect and the new iPad is that they work together seamlessly giving users a cool work experience, and IT managers can immediately integrate iPad support because our development team has designed it to be intuitive,” said Kat Marquez, director of Product Marketing, Kerio Technologies, Inc. “We offer the greatest value to our customers and partners by making it effortless for employees to communicate more effectively with one another with the freedom to work anywhere.”

Kerio Connect includes distributed domain clustering for seamless IT management of a single domain supporting multiple branch offices. The latest release also has a newly implemented CardDAV protocol to synchronize contacts with Apple Address Book. Kerio runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and is available as a virtual appliance on the VMware and Parallels platforms. The solution comes with integrated anti-spam, anti-virus, automated backup, and archiving. Kerio Connect starts at USD$450 for five users, additional users starts at USD$24.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.
Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. 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, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic 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), eSoft, Inc., and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY).

Acronis Releases New Update for Acronis® Backup & Recovery® 10 Family

Brings additional functionality to VMware environments, enhanced usability, and refined workflow to line of products

Woburn, Mass., April 13, 2010 – Acronis , a provider of affordable, scalable onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions, today announced the release of a new update for the Acronis® Backup & Recovery® 10 line of products.

The new update introduces a series of modifications and enhancements that offer improved performance and workflow of the Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 line of products. Enhancements include:

  • VMware Ready™ certification for Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition becomes VMware Cluster-Aware
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition supports VMware VMotion, and VMware High Availability
  • Ability to manage an entire VMware Cluster from a single virtual appliance
  • Introduction of Acronis Smart Error Reporting
  • Introduction of Acronis Customer Experience Program

With the release of the update, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition has achieved VMware Ready™ status, making it the only disk image-based backup and recovery product for physical and virtual environments certified for the VMware platform.

In this update, Acronis introduces several new capabilities for VMware environments. Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 is now VMware Cluster-Aware, giving users the ability to backup all machines in a VMware cluster from a virtual appliance. In addition, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 now supports VMware VMotion, and VMware High Availability.

Houston Texas-based iland Internet Solutions Chief Technology Officer Justin Giardina has been leveraging Acronis and VMware as an integrated package to help the firm meet its business goal to expand its virtual machine hosting customer base. “The close relationship between VMware and Acronis has given iland an important competitive advantage for nearly two years, allowing us to demonstrate our ability to recover any machine onto a VMware machine in moments.”

Also included in the update are the Acronis Smart Error Reporting tool and Acronis Customer Experience Program.

The Acronis Smart Error Reporting tool links any error message in the product to the online Acronis Knowledge Base, where relevant information on specific errors and solutions can be found. This tool makes it easier for administrators to find relevant information to troubleshoot the issue.

The Acronis Customer Experience Program is a new optional program that allows Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 to automatically gather product usage statistics and system information that will help Acronis develop new features and updates for future releases.

About iland

iland (www.iland.com) is a provider of cloud computing infrastructure with high-availability datacenters specifically designed for cloud computing in Boston, Washington D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, and London. As a partner of VMware and other industry-leaders, its infrastructure enables organizations to go beyond the cloud computing buzz and realize tangible business benefits including reduced and predictable IT costs, streamlined and simplified management, and a nimble infrastructure that lets customers adapt with ease to changing business priorities.

 


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

Acronis provides peace of mind to IT administrators migrating to virtual environments

Woburn, Mass., April 13, 2010 – Acronis, , a provider of affordable, scalable onsite and offsite backup, disaster recovery and security solutions, today announced that its Acronis® Backup & Recovery™ 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition has achieved VMware Ready™ status, making it the only disk image-based backup and recovery product for physical and virtual environments certified for the VMware platform.

Acronis has passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Partner Product Catalog. Passing the VMware-specified testing helps ensure that Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition makes use of VMware technology and is a reliable and scalable solution for deployment in customer environments. The enhancements can be found in Update 2 for Acronis Backup & Recovery 10, which is available to customers beginning today.

“We are pleased that Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition has earned the VMware Ready certification, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria, and is ready to run in production environments,” said Bernie Mills, Senior Director, Alliance Programs, VMware.

“By using Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 in VMware environments, Acronis helps organizations safely and securely take advantage of the benefits of virtualization while protecting the information that resides on those machines,” said Ismail Azeri, Vice President of Business and Corporate Development, Acronis. “The combination of Migration, Management, Deduplication and Backup Reporting capabilities now alongside VMware Ready status, insures customers have a very strong Backup and Disaster Recovery solution for VMware virtualization environments.”

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,300 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Stephen Mann of Ovum (formerly the Butler Group) believes that Acronis has assembled an impressive set of technologies that allow flexible and efficient backup and recovery in heterogeneous and significantly virtualized environments. “The vendor has an impeccable backup software pedigree and, in terms of functional capabilities, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Advanced Server Virtual Edition ranks highly against similar products aimed at the requirements of its target market,” said Mann.


About Acronis

Acronis is a global provider of leading backup, disaster recovery, and secure file sharing and file access solutions. Founded in 2002 Acronis has established itself as a fast-growing international company with more than 700 employees in 18 countries and partners in almost every country in the world. Acronis provides complete, efficient and reliable backup solutions for desktop, server, virtual and cloud environments as well as leading file sharing and sync solutions for mobile devices.

Acronis knows backup. The proof is in the more than 50 advanced backup and recovery technologies developed to date. Over 4.5 million consumers, small and medium businesses and service providers employ Acronis products to protect their critical data.

The company’s flagship product Acronis Backup & Recovery delivers sophisticated technology solutions packaged in an easy-to-use way that allows smaller companies to address their new enterprise-level requirements. Enterprises also use Acronis solutions to address their point disaster recovery, migration and end-point backup needs.

Acronis® and the Acronis logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Acronis International GmbH in the United States and/or other countries.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Certification Awarded to Kerio Connect

New Release of Kerio’s Messaging and Collaboration Solution Optimized for Microsoft’s latest versions 

Kerio Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator in IT security and messaging, today announces two Windows certifications for Kerio Connect. Kerio Connect meets the criteria for the “Works With Windows Server 2008 R2” certification. Kerio Connect is also now certified for Windows 7. Kerio Connect 7 includes distributed domain clustering for unified management of a single domain for branch offices. Supporting the latest versions of Microsoft’s operating systems helps customers maintain the highest level of security and performance.

Windows is the operating system of choice for most small and mid-size businesses that would often choose to run Kerio Connect on Microsoft’s server platform in their headquarters while a small branch office could use a Windows 7 operating system to run their local Kerio Connect.

Kerio Connect links to Microsoft Active Directory, provides mobile email using Exchange ActiveSync, and offers tight integration with Microsoft Outlook.

“Kerio is dedicated to delivering on its promise to provide quality cross platform solutions to our customers and channel partners worldwide,” said Dusan Vitek, vice president of Worldwide Marketing for Kerio. “Achieving this prestigious certification underscores our expertise in the technology marketplace and commitment to the Windows platform.”

Besides Windows, Kerio Connect runs on Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, and is ready for virtualization as a VMware and Parallels Virtual Appliance. Kerio’s collaboration server delivers complete groupware with anti-virus and anti-spam protection, integrated automatic backup, and archiving. Kerio Connect starts at USD$450 for five users, additional users starts at USD$24.

About Kerio Technologies, Inc.

Innovating in Internet security since 1997, Kerio Technologies, Inc. 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, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic 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), eSoft, Inc., and Notify Technology Corporation (OTCBB: NTFY)

LanSchool releases Teacher’s Assistant app for the Apple iPad

LanSchool Technologies LLC, a leading provider of classroom management software, announced that LanSchool v7.4 now includes support for the Apple iPad with a new app called the Teacher’s Assistant. The Teacher’s Assistant allows teachers to perform critical classroom management features such as thumbnail monitoring, sending messages, blanking screens, voting, limiting the web and applications.

“The Teacher’s Assistant is just the beginning of our support for the of the iPad, iPod, iPhone devices.” said Dana Doggett, president of LanSchool. “Very soon we’ll release the Teacher’s Assistant on the iPod touch and iPhone, and a student app for all of the devices. We are committed to helping schools adopt these platforms by allowing teachers to monitor, manage and increase collaboration with students.”

The LanSchool Teacher’s Assistant pairs with an existing LanSchool Teacher console to manage and monitor PCs, Macs and Thin Clients. The app can pair with either Windows or Mac OSX LanSchool teacher consoles. Once paired, teachers are free to teach away from their desk and still perform critical classroom management actions.

Pricing and Availability

The LanSchool Teacher’s Assistant is available as a free app from the iTunes App Store. However, in order to manage students, a valid LanSchool v7.4 license is required. The Teacher’s Assistant will work with LanSchool Lite which is free to K-20 educators worldwide. .

About LanSchool Technologies

LanSchool Technologies, LLC, is a leading provider of classroom management solutions for the education market. LanSchool, for over 24 years, has enabled tens of thousands of teachers to easily remove distractions such as the Internet, Instant Messaging, E-mail and Games from the classroom. LanSchool is headquartered in Orem, Utah, with customers and resellers across the world.