Kerio Technologies, today announced that Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.2, its Windows gateway firewall and VPN package for SMEs, has further improved its robust feature set with Bandwidth Limiter and dual-engine antivirus protection.
Kerio WinRoute Firewall’s new Bandwidth Limiter acts as a simple Quality of Service (QoS) device that slows down Internet connection for heavy traffic users to make space for bandwidth-sensitive applications such as VoIP. Individual bandwidth hogs are therefore unable to cripple the network’s resources with large file downloads or uploads. Bandwidth Limiter also allows network administrators to configure daily or monthly quotas for bandwidth usage.
“Inconsistent network performance is a concern of most SMEs that rely on Internet-based technologies to do business,” explains Joe Weisz, Sales Director for UK and Ireland, Kerio Technologies. He adds, “Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.2 with Bandwidth Limiter helps administrators ensure reliable connectivity for business applications with minimal impact on power users.”
Kerio WinRoute Firewall 6.2 will also make it possible to simultaneously utilise both the integrated McAfee antivirus engine as well as any of the supported third party antivirus software packages. With this option selected, all files passing through the firewall are scanned by both antivirus software solutions for maximum security. Kerio WinRoute Firewall scans VPN, web, FTP and email traffic for viruses as it enters and leaves the network.
According to Viral Vora from leading UK reseller, QBS, “It’s good to see Kerio are making life even easier for Systems Administrators. KWF 6.2 tackles a common problem found in large shared networks – disproportionate bandwidth usage. Setting limits and guidelines for different users help to streamline network traffic, thus ensuring the best use of the company’s available bandwidth.”