Kerio launches new Contol Box NG100 for small businesses

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Kerio Control Box NG100 – an all-in-one network security hardware appliance for small businesses! Read more at http://bit.ly/1H2R85h

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Kerio Control 8.5 out now

What’s New in Kerio Control 8.5
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Kerio Control 8.5 boosts security for remote access with the addition of 2-step verification, while adding numerous usability improvements for users and administrators alike.

  • 2-Step Verification - improve security for remote access by requiring users to enter a one-time passcode in addition to their standard credentials.
  • Service Discovery forwarding - easily connect to printers and other discoverable devices over VPN and across different networks behind the same firewall.
  • VPN Client Improvements - easier management of multiple VPN connections and new Mac OS installer enables “push” installation via 3rd party tools.
  • Improved/New Alerts - keep informed of important firewall events with an expanded set of alert triggers with a new default set of alerts for new installs.

 

To download this latest version visit the support section of our website and to learn more about what’s new in this release check out the release notes.

Here is a quickstart guide

http://kb.kerio.com/product/kerio-control/quick-start-with-kerio-control-1558.html

Configuring IPsec VPN Iphone and Android

IPsec overview

Kerio Control supports IPsec. IPsec (IP security) is a security extension for Internet Protocol (read more in Wikipedia).

Kerio Control uses IPsec for VPN implementation. IPsec can be used for:

  • IPsec VPN server for connecting clients (desktops, notebooks, mobile devices etc…)

  • IPsec VPN tunnel for connecting LANs

This article describes using IPsec VPN server and configuring clients.

For securing the communication you can use:

  • a preshared key (PSK, shared secret)

  • a SSL certificate

  • both methods in Kerio Control (client application must use only one method).

Each user must provide their credentials for authentication.

Configuring IPsec VPN server with a preshared key

The preshared key is a shared password for all users using an IPsec VPN.

VPN Server Properties

VPN Server Properties

  1. In the administration interface, go to Interfaces.

  2. Double-click on VPN Server.

  3. In the VPN Server Properties dialog (see screenshot VPN Server Properties), check Enable IPsec VPN Server.

    Kerio Control is able to provide the Kerio VPN server and IPsec VPN server simultaneously.

  4. On tab IPsec VPN, select a valid SSL certificate in the Certificate pop-up list.

  5. Check Use preshared key and type the key.

  6. Check Enable MS-CHAP v2 authentication, if the users’ passwords are stored in a format which supports MS-CHAP v2.

    User passwords are stored in a format supports MS-CHAP v2, if they are:

    • mapped from Microsoft Active Directory

    • local, but authenticate in Microsoft Active Directory

    • local + Store password in MS-CHAP v2 compatible format is checked in the user dialog (see screenshot Add/Edit user dialog in section Users)

      Add/Edit user dialog in section Users

      Add/Edit user dialog in section Users

  7. Save the settings.

Configuring IPsec server with a SSL certificate

  1. In the administration interface, go to Interfaces.

  2. Double-click on VPN Server.

  3. In the VPN Server Properties dialog, check Enable IPsec VPN Server.

  4. On tab IPsec VPN, select a valid SSL certificate in the Certificate pop-up list.

  5. On tab IPsec VPN, check Use certificate for clients.

  6. Check Enable MS-CHAP v2 authentication, if the users’ passwords are stored in a format which supports MS-CHAP v2.

    Users passwords are stored in a format supports MS-CHAP v2, if they are:

    • mapped from Microsoft Active Directory

    • local, but authenticate in Microsoft Active Directory

    • local + Store password in MS-CHAP v2 compatible format is checked in the user dialog (see screenshot Add/Edit user dialog in section Users)

  7. Save the settings.

Configuring clients with a preshared key

Tell your users what to prepare for the configuration of their clients:

  • VPN type: L2TP IPsec PSK

  • Kerio Control hostname or IP address

  • preshared key (PSK, shared secret)

  • username and password for access to firewall

Supported mobile devices

Many mobile devices support IPsec VPN and may work with Kerio Control. However, Kerio Control officially supports the following list:

  • Android 4 and higher

  • iOS 6 and higher

Examples of Apple iPhone and Android settings

Examples of Apple iPhone and Android settings

Announcing the Kerio Cloud Solution Program

Today I’m excited to announce the launch of the Kerio Cloud Solution Program. We’re making Kerio Connect Cloud, the cloud-hosted version of our award winning Kerio Connect email server software, available globally to our resellers.

Kerio has partnered with five companies that have deep expertise in offering scaled and reliable cloud infrastructure to power our Kerio Connect Cloud service. We are excited to be working together with our existing partners BIT, GetSync’d, OnePointSync, PostmanMojo, and uSync as our charter Kerio Cloud Solution Distributors (KCSD).

About the Author

Scott Schreiman is the CEO and president of Kerio Technologies, Inc.,

http://www.kerio.com/blog/announcing-kerio-cloud-solution-program

Please Contact TippTech Sales today to move your email to the Kerio Cloud – (937) 886-4355

What’s New in Kerio Connect 8.3

What’s New in Kerio Connect

Today’s launch of Kerio Connect 8.3 adds significant security and ease-of-use improvements to the Kerio Connect client.

  • S/MIME support – email sensitive information with digitally signed and encrypted messages in Kerio Connect Client. Perfect for business owners who want to protect data, and enabling users to send-and-receive encrypted emails using their choice of mail client.
  • Click to Call – save time searching and dialing phone numbers by simply clicking any phone number in your Kerio Connect client Contacts list, increasing user productivity and efficiency.
  • Easier management of user Contact information – IT administrators can now enjoy managing user details from the new Contact tab in the Kerio Connect web administration, with user information stored and synced to the local user database, not just in directory service.

To download this latest version visit the support section of our new website and to read more about these improvements check out our blog.

 

Backup your Kerio Control config to the Cloud

from Kerio Knowledge base

Saving configuration to Samepage

Kerio Control can automatically backup and upload the configuration files to Samepage.io every day.

  1. Sign-up to Samepage for free (or use your existing Samepage account).
  2. In the administration interface, go to section Advanced Options → Configuration Backup.
  3. Check option Enable automatic daily backup.
  4. Enter you email address and your Samepage password.
  5. Go to Samepage, create a new page for the backup and copy URL of the page.
  6. In the Kerio Control administration interface, paste the address to the URL field.
  7. Save the settings.

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Kerio Control uploads configuration files once a day (section Backup provides a link to the page location).

Only the specified user will have access to this page.

For immediate configuration backups to Samepage, click on the Backup Now button.

Use link Import configuration or the Configuration Assistant to import the files back to Kerio Control.

 

When should you delegate and when should you share your account in Kerio Connect?

From the Kerio Blog

When should you delegate and when should you share your account in Kerio Connect?

Kerio Connect 8.2 will bring a new option to allow your personal assistant or colleague to access your Inbox and calendar. So, you may wonder: Should my assistant have the ability to send email on my behalf and setup meetings for me or should s/he just have read-only access to my Inbox and calendar?

Let’s review basic differences between delegation and sharing:

Account Delegation is when you want someone to manage your calendar, manage your email, send/accept invitations on your behalf, etc. It’s a classic “boss with a personal assistant” scenario. Your delegate will always have access to two specific folders: Calendar and Inbox. (You cannot delegate the Tasks folder, you can only share the Tasks folder, however there is one exception: you will see delegated Tasks in iCal on Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.)

If you want someone to have read-only access to your specific calendars or email folders, that’s what Folder Sharing is for. You pick and choose which folders you want to share with another user. The user will not be able to send meeting invites or respond to email on your behalf, but will get event reminders and be able to read all the messages.

If you used folder sharing in prior versions of Kerio Connect, make yourself familiar with the differences between account delegation and folder sharing and pick the one that fits your needs.

A note for Kerio Connect administrators

After you upgrade to Kerio Connect 8.2, the server will notify all users with CalDAV clients, asking them to decide which shared, public or delegated folders should be visible in their clients. If they choose to decline these sharing options, they will be able to re-add the calendars back to iCal simply by going to Kerio Connect Client and changing their preferences in “Folders to sync”.

We recommend you “hide” these shared calendars in Kerio Connect Client settings. The calendars will not be viewable in CalDAV clients but the user can make them visible later if needed, without asking the calendar owner again.

http://www.kerio.com/blog/when-should-you-delegate-and-when-should-you-share-your-account-kerio-connect

Build you own Firewall

Build your own ‪#‎UTM‬ firewall. Learn how to install Kerio Control Software Appliance in under 3 minutes.

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Kerio Kerio Control ‪#‎UTM‬ security appliance is updated to version 8.2.2.

Kerio Kerio Control ‪#‎UTM‬ security appliance is updated to version 8.2.2.

Download at http://www.kerio.com/control/download

Kerio Control 8.2 launches today

Kerio Control 8.2 launches today! You can now filter IPv6 traffic – apply antivirus control, web filter and content filter. protocols. You can connect Kerio Control 8.2 directly to L2TP Internet lines used by some Internet service providers.

Kerio Control 8.2 also works with more than 4 GB of RAM.

Kerio Control 8.2 ships with Kerio VPN Client for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

See all the new features

Download here