Internet security vendor, Kerio Technologies' latest version of its Unified Threat Management (UTM) firewall appliance, the Kerio Control 7.2, configures and fine-tunes quality of service (QoS) and bandwidth management for critical applications like VoIP.
It also limits the tax that applications such as YouTube videos and file transfers put on the network.
Control 7.2 is targeted at SMBs that demand the most advanced network protection, traffic analysis and user-based reporting.
The latest version includes QoS management integrated in a Web-based interface.
It gives administrators control of prioritising important data packets, while keeping lower-priority applications like streaming YouTube videos from slowing down network performance.
Other new features include: Apple open directory, network traffic statistics and reporting and VoIP traffic readiness.
The Kerio Control UTM is available in a wide range of form factors including a hardware firewall appliance, bootable ISO software appliance, virtual appliance for VMware or Parallels, or Windows Server software.
Kerio Control is available for download from the Kerio website, with a 30-day unrestricted evaluation period.
Software server license prices start at $US255, which includes five users. Additional users can be added at $US24 each.
Hardware appliance pricing starts at $US1500 for the entry-level Kerio Control Box 1110 with 20 users, which includes Sophos gateway anti-virus and Kerio Web Filter.
Kerio¹s VPN client is available for Windows, Linux and Mac.