12/1/2005

Sunbelt Rescues Kerio’s Free Firewall

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 4:30 pm

Good news for fans of free security software: The Kerio Personal Firewall isn’t going away after all.

Sunbelt Software, best known for its CounterSpy anti-spyware product, said on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire the Kerio Personal Firewall from Kerio Technologies, saving the popular consumer desktop firewall product from the chop. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Facing tough competition from security suite vendors, Kerio said in October that it would ax its personal firewall product at the end of this year and instead focus on its products for business users. The free Kerio Personal Firewall has been downloaded more than 2 million times since it became available in March 2002, the company has said.

Source: News.com

 

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