updated 04:30 pm EDT, Wed June 17, 2009
MailServer for Parallels
Kerio says it is bringing MailServer to hardware running Parallels' Mac virtualization software. With MailServer Virtual Appliance, Kerio uses a preconfigured version of CentOS 5.3 Linux as the core operating system, packaged specifically for Parallels. The software can run on any Intel-powered Apple system, including the Xserve and Mac Pro, as long as they are also utilizing Mac OS X Leopard Server.
MailServer functions with client applications such as Mail, Address Book, iCal, Entourage and Outlook. Supported mobile devices include iPhones and BlackBerries, and Palm, Windows Mobile and Symbian OS phones. Kerio says the product includes resource scheduling and automatic backup abilities, as well as anti-virus and anti-spam protection. Remote administration is possible via Mac, Windows and Linux machines.
The new version of MailServer works with Parallels Desktop 4.0 and Parallels Server, and costs $500 for a 10-user license, with an extra $100 added for integrating McAfee Anti-Virus.