Kerio Technologies, Inc., provider of Internet messaging and
firewall software for small to medium-sized (SMB) networks, has
announced Kerio ServerFirewall, a powerful and easy-to-use software
solution providing firewall protection for Windows server operating
systems and applications.
Kerio ServerFirewall is the first of
its kind, designed specifically to protect exposed servers running
within corporate networks as well as Internet servers hosting web
applications, helping to ensure stability of applications and the
server. Kerio ServerFirewall complements gateway firewalls by detecting
and blocking intrusions overlooked on the network’s perimeter as well
as the LAN, and restricting application access to the system.
ServerFirewall empowers IT and security administrators to manage their
server security from anywhere, anytime using Web-based administration.
Remote deployment, management and granular firewall analysis provide an
ideal security option for servers in collocation facilities. The remote
capability spans the whole product lifecycle – from remote
installation, configuration and monitoring to automatic updates to
ensure maximum protection of server resources.
Kerio ServerFirewall is the result of a common question we receive from
IT professionals: ” How can we protect our servers?,” says Dusan Vitek,
Vice President of Marketing at Kerio. ” We are tremendously pleased to
create the server firewall category as we believe IT administrators no
longer have the luxury of trusting Windows or applications vendors to
provide completely secure solutions for their servers. Corporate
networks absolutely require that servers remain up and running, and
Kerio ServerFirewall provides added peace of mind.”
data integrity is of paramount importance in the running of my
department, and after extensive research of the market, I selected
Kerio ServerFirewall as the product to protect my Windows servers,”
said Simon Evans, Information Technology Manager at the Residences
& Catering Division of Cardiff University. ” Within the hour I had
installed and configured the rules to ensure that I had total control
over what users could access.
The feature set is impressive –
from the simple and intuitive Web-based management console to the
easy-to-deploy rules configuration and we have yet to find another
software solution that comes close to what Kerio ServerFirewall
offers,” Evans concluded
“Desktop and client protections are
important, but current techniques seldom provide the level of
sophistication necessary to protect Windows servers. The combination of
features in Kerio ServerFirewall is one of the most complete solutions
that addresses the vulnerabilities of Windows servers,” said Scott
Crawford, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates. ”
Security administrators can now effectively protect their entire
networks with less concern for internal and external attacks that
threaten the network at the server level.”
Kerio ServerFirewall Key Feature Set:
– Network filtering: Kerio ServerFirewall shows IT administrators what
network processes run on the server and why, allowing the ability to
completely shut down all processes that could theoretically pose an
unnecessary security threat. Rich and flexible filtering options restrict
hackers and known and unknown worms from using ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“backdoors’ to get control of server applications or the operating system.
– Intrusion prevention: Suspicious packets are filtered out before
reaching the network subsystem of the operating system.
– Application hardening: Unpatched or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“too friendly’ server
applications are protected through proactive blocking of new types of worms
that abuse published or unpublished buffer overflow vulnerabilities. Kerio
ServerFirewall watches behaviour of server applications and actively stops
A typical behaviour.
– Remote management: Remote management allows collocation facilities to update and customise the filtering engine in real-time.
Where to Find Kerio ServerFirewall
Kerio ServerFirewall is available through various resellers, Certified and
Preferred Partners of Kerio Technologies,Inc. and direct from www.kerio.com Pricing starts at Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£349 per license.