Kerio announces Universal Mail Server for Mac OS X

Kerio Technologies today announced it has launched a Universal version of Kerio MailServer 6.2, a groupware mail server for Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger. Kerio MailServer consists of a combination of email, contacts, calendars and tasks for small and mid-sized businesses. Now it can be installed on both Power PC and Intel-based Macs.

“Even though we make server software, we are committed to keeping our hardware requirements flexible to support the varying needs of our SMB customer base,” says Martin Viktora, CEO of Kerio Technologies Inc., in the press release “Kerio MailServer provides a convenient alternative to Microsoft Exchange for customers who prefer to use Macs in their back office, and we are happy to add Intel-based Macs to the range of supported systems.”

“The blazing speed of our Intel-based Macs provides a significant performance boost to all Universal applications,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, in the press release. “We’re delighted to see Kerio Technologies join the rapidly growing community of developers with Universal applications.”

The new version introduces a plug-in for Clam Antivirus to provide a minimum level of virus protection out of the box, scanning all email messages as they pass through the mail server. ClamAV can also be used alongside our optional built-in McAfee Anti-Virus, providing dual antivirus control for superior filtering.

With Kerio MailServer, Mac users can use Apple Mail, iCal, Address Book or the AJAX-based Kerio WebMail to view, manage, and share contacts, calendars and email folders, and have all changes immediately synchronized with the server. Kerio MailServer also talks natively to Microsoft Entourage, a Mac groupware counterpart of Microsoft Outlook. Windows users connecting through the Kerio Outlook Connector can now synchronize their sticky notes.

Kerio WebMail is optimized for Safari and Firefox browsers on Mac OS X, and Kerio WebMail Mini is optimized for PDA displays. Both are now available in 16 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, Croatian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese.

Kerio MailServer is available now from over 500 partners worldwide and starts at $499 for 20 users, or $749 with integrated McAfee Anti-Virus. Kerio MailServer runs on Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Red Hat and SUSE Linux, and Windows.

More info here.


  1. rasterbater, before you go “shooting off” comments like that why don’t you learn a thing or two about groupware. An Exchange alternative is one of the hurdles that has been keeping OSX out of the back end of the enterprise. The more a product like this matures the better. A simple smtp mail server doesn’t hold a candle to the capabilities of this package.


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