Kerio to scrap desktop firewall
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: October 19, 2005, 5:55 PM PDT
Kerio will stop offering its Kerio Personal Firewall product as of Dec. 31 but will continue to support existing customers until the end of next year...Kerio is pulling out of the desktop firewall space because it can't compete with security suites that bundle a firewall with antivirus and spyware-fighting software, the company said. Such products are sold by companies including Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro and Zone Labs.
The rumors have been out a while so I guess this makes it official. Too bad, not having all the extra bells and whistles like AV & anti-spyware is what makes Kerio stand out in the first place. As such, Kerio should be ahead of the competition not behind.