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Goodbye Kerio ServerFirewall and Personal Firewall

Kerio Technologies announced that they will discontinue offering their ServerFirewall and Personal Firewall products. In a message posted to the company's Web-based forums, Technical Support Manager Joshua Thomas said that the company has grown significantly and will work to change its product strategy.

"During the second half of this year, Kerio will be discontinuing two host-based security products from our portfolio – Kerio ServerFirewall and Kerio Personal Firewall", wrote Thomas. "Kerio Personal Firewall will be discontinued as of December 31, 2005. It will not be available for purchase after this date. Subscriptions will not be renewed. Technical support will be provided to all customers with valid subscriptions until the end of 2006", he continued.

A notice on the company's ServerFirewall product page states that the product will be discontinued as of September 30. Kerio makes the popular enterprise-enabled WinRoute Firewall, which was first introduced to the market in 1997 and certified by ICSA Labs in 2000. The company made no mention of discontinuing WinRoute Firewall.

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