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RobertWright
Real User
Computer Technician at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Apr 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is to provide users with the ability to log in to the portal page, keep track of their data usage and perform bandwidth management. It allows the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is a service that we set up for the yacht owners. They all want to carry the control over the yacht.

What needs improvement?

As of late, it seems that they can't release a version that doesn't have some type of bug. It crashes when it runs out of memory, and fixing this would be great. I would… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a yearly upkeep fee.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used a couple of other solutions. For me, they are straightforward. However, the reason we chose this solution is because it has to be something that the captain… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution is big in our industry because the captains have to have control over everything. If the captain wants to log in and see what his users, his crew members are… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have evaluated WatchGuard and pfSense as well. We basically need something that is easy for the client because they want to have control over everything, and that's… more»
MarcoVivaldelli
Real User
IT Director CEO at MARVIV SRLS
Apr 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The flexibility of the system, the capacity to provide the right level of security, and the ability to be integrated into different kinds of infrastructures are the most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The improvement that we are looking for is for when decide to move some part of our application to the cloud. This is one of the projects that we have in progress. Mainly to distribute some services on the cloud and to make that a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is in-line with our expectations in terms of the quality that we get for it.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have used Sophos in the past.

What other advice do I have?

Kerio is user-friendly, it's flexible, and can be used on different kinds of infrastructure. You don't need a high level of skill to use it. It monitors, identifies potential problems and it takes actions on a problem. The system is quite… more»
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Ray Kingdon
Real User
Technical Director at EVAK Technologies Limited
Apr 25 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the features of Kerio Control are equally good. The most valuable to us are the firewall rules, the intrusion detection system, and IP address features.

How has it helped my organization?

Kerio Control protects our email servers. The product provides a pre-filter to scan the email messages before they get to the email servers.

What needs improvement?

Kerio Control has just improved on their biggest problem, which was to introduce better support for high-availability requirements in production.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The version of Kerio Control that I use is a "not for resale" unit. I get the product for free. There is an additional cost for the annual software licensing which depends on which model you have and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I did use other solutions previously. I switched because they suddenly made the Kerio Control license end-of-life.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Kerio Control a ten out of ten points overall.
Owenmpk
Real User
IT Support Professional at a tech consulting company
May 10 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like the most about Kerio is that I can use the software appliance as a solution, so if the hardware fails for any reason then I can quickly replace it with hardware that I have in stock. Typically, I use a Dell OptiPlex i5 desktop… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution gives me confidence in the ability to quickly recover from hardware failures.

What needs improvement?

Their support is getting better but still needs improvement. I had been using Kerio products for quite a few years before GFI purchased them. What liked about the support was that the people you contacted were actually using the product in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice is to use your own hardware and do not use theirs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I switched from SonicWall because, at the time, they did not accurately report the throughput of the router when all of the UTM features were enabled. Also, setting up the traffic rules was not as easy as Kerio Control.
Dominic Halajian
Real User
General Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 31 2019

What is most valuable?

The statistics feature is the most valuable feature. The active host feature, "Live," enables you to monitor every host and every connection. The statistics show you a full brief of every user, every… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The statistic feature enables us to better use bandwidth management. We monitored the use by mobile, type of application, department, and by users. The bandwidth was solid. Our internet speed is… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like for them to add more security features.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's very affordable.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to somebody researching this solution is to check all the features. Some of the most important features of this program don't exist anywhere else. Especially the statistics. I would rate it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Every year we evaluate other options like Sophos and Kaspersky.
TUNC BOZOGLU
Real User
Owner at LOTUSCONCEPT
Jan 22 2019

What is most valuable?

The firewall feature is the most valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved my organization because we can access remotely. With Kerio Control, we can remotely control systems to be installed in multiple areas. The remote connection is valuable for… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see them develop a bit more flexibility creating VLANs.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is good, but the licensing took a lot of time. It was with a company in Europe and we got it with 50 users and wanted to upgrade to unlimited users. They first make it 250 users, then one or… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to someone considering it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Kerio Control vs Sophos Cyberoam.
Cristian Concha
Real User
Chief of Technical Department
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The ease of use and the ability to deliver customized solutions is incredible. When updating from version 9.2.4 to version 9.2.5, support services was able to remove 5… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It provides security to the internal network and implements solutions through VPN to access specific internal services, without the need to open the network completely… more»

What needs improvement?

Support responses. The response time was very good, but not excellent, because they were worried about their system normalization solution. They slightly delayed in… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Initial implementation costs are comparable to a similar product due to the ease of performing basic operations. The cost of the product has optional additions with very… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

None

What other advice do I have?

Setting up a small laboratory is simple and fast, so you can see a small portion of the solution's benefits and what it will do to improve a business's security.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, FortiGate.
Cristian Concha
Real User
Chief of Technical Department
Jan 24 2018

What do you think of Kerio Control?

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us better control internal and external communications.

What is most valuable?

The ease of use. The clear handling of the reports. The information that it delivers.

What needs improvement?

Filtering of pages and greater personalization in services, among others.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not had stability problems.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We switched from our previous solution to Kerio Control, due to it administration and scalability.

How was the initial setup?

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Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

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