This article shares information about the three possible ways of installing Kerio Control and shares links for their specific instructions.
You can install Kerio Control in three different ways:
- Software Appliance
- Virtual Appliance
- Kerio Control Box/Hardware Appliance
Note: Kerio Control version 9.3 and onwards does not support 32-bit hardware.
Refer to the table below to learn more about these editions of Kerio Control:
Kerio Control Software Appliance is a package of Kerio Control and a special Linux-based operating system. Install the appliance on a PC without an operating system.
Kerio Control Virtual Appliance is the software appliance edition pre-installed on a virtual host for the particular hypervisor. Virtual appliances for VMware and Hyper-V are available.
|Kerio Control Box||
Kerio Control Box is a hardware device with Kerio Control Software Appliance pre-installed. Multiple models are available for this option.
Installing Software Appliance Edition
This installation runs on a machine without an operating system. Learn more about the specific steps for installing the Kerio Control Software Appliance Edition.
Installing Virtual Appliance Edition
Kerio Control Virtual Appliance is a UTM (United Threat Management) solution that is distributed as a virtual appliance for VMware and Hyper-V. The software provides a complex set of features for security of local networks, control of user access to the internet, and monitoring of user activity.
Refer to the following articles for the installation steps of these editions:
- Installing Kerio Control VMware Virtual Appliance
- Installing Kerio Control Virtual Appliance for Hyper-V
Installing Kerio Control Box/Hardware Appliance
You can acquire Kerio Control as a dedicated hardware device called the Kerio Control Box. This appliance can be installed inside your network as a UTM firewall that features:
- Intrusion prevention
- Content filtering
- Activity reporting
- Bandwidth management
- Virtual private networking
Kerio Control Box has three models:
|Hardware Appliance NG100||
Desktop appliance with:
|Hardware Appliance NG300||
Sub-1U table-mountable appliance with:
|Hardware Appliance NG500||
1U rack-mountable appliance with:
Learn more about the specific steps for installing the Kerio Control Box.