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Secure VPN Now Available In WinRoute Firewall 6
WinRoute Firewall Maintains Position As Leading Internet Sharing Software Solution With Inclusion of VPN Server And Client

GAYLORD, MI — June 8, 2004 —, an international provider of security and messaging software, announced today the launch of Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6, featuring a built-in, SSL-based VPN server and client for Windows.

“With the inclusion of a secure VPN server and client, WinRoute Firewall 6 is keeping pace with a growing trend in business computing—mobility,” said Mike Deerfield, Chief Executive Officer of “Wireless and mobile technologies today are enabling more people to ‘connect’ from the road or from home,” Deerfield continued. “Already serving as the market leader in Internet sharing and the only Windows-based firewall certified by the ICSA, WinRoute Firewall now gives organizations the added benefit of allowing mobile employees to connect to corporate IT resources easily and securely.”

WinRoute Firewall's built-in SSL-based VPN server works in both client-to-server and server-to-server modes, allowing both branch offices and remote workers to securely connect to the corporate LAN. The VPN allows people to remotely connect to IT resources such as file servers, database servers or even printers that are otherwise hidden behind a firewall and inaccessible to anyone outside the company offices.

More New Features in WinRoute Firewall 6:

  • Email Antivirus Protection: WinRoute Firewall now incorporates gateway email antivirus protection that scans all email sent to your network, offloading these responsibilities from your email clients. WinRoute Firewall’s integrated antivirus support also features web and ftp virus scanning. It supports several antivirus engines, including the VisNetic AntiVirus Plug-in, McAfee, AVG, Avast, eTrust, Sophos and Symantec.

  • Bandwidth Administration: To conserve and control bandwidth, WinRoute Firewall 6 allows administrators to impose user traffic quotas. When the quota is reached, WinRoute Firewall blocks the offender, and/or sends a warning email to the user and the administrator.

  • Internet Statistics and Charts: These useful Internet tracking utilities allow administrators to quickly and easily see who is going where, and produces helpful charts displaying Internet usage.

Pricing and Availability

WinRoute Firewall 6 is a one-time, license-based software solution. Pricing is based on number of users and is scaled to fit the financial needs of any organization, starting at $399.00 USD for a WinRoute Firewall 10-user base license.

About Kerio Technologies Inc.:

Founded in 2001, Kerio Technologies Inc. ( is a major provider of Internet security software for small to medium sized networks, specializing in network and desktop firewalls and secure workgroup messaging systems. Kerio’s corporate headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Great Britain and the Czech Republic.


Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Gaylord, Michigan,® is an International provider of Internet software and services designed to meet the connectivity, security and messaging needs of small-to-medium sized businesses and organizations. publishes a leading suite of Internet products distributed via ESD (Electronic Software Distribution) globally through both direct and multi-tiered distribution channels. continues to bring its vision of the Internet to its customers through a range of products including WinRoute Firewall, a flagship Internet sharing solution; DNS2Go®, the company’s dynamic DNS service; Group Mail, a powerful yet simple email marketing tool; Shavlik HFNetChkPro, patch management software; and a newly commissioned family of products, appropriately named VisNetic®.

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