Kerio Control can be installed in three different ways:
From version 9.3 onwards 32-bit hardware is no longer supported.
|Software ApplianceA special operating system designed to run on a computer.
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.
|Virtual AppliancePre-configured Kerio Control virtual machine image for VMware or Hyper-V.
|Kerio Control Box
Kerio Control Box is a hardware device with Kerio Control Software Appliance pre-installed. Two models are available. For more information refer to Kerio Control NG series installation guide.
The below information explains how to install the software appliance edition on a machine without an operating system.
Any existing operating system and files on the target hard disk will be erased.
For hardware requirements, refer to Hardware requirements.
- Download the ISO image from the Download page.
- Select one of these actions:
- Burn the ISO image on a CD/DVD
- Use the ISO image to create a bootable USB flash disk
- Boot from the appropriate drive. The installation runs automatically. Kerio Control checks all interfaces for a DHCPDynamic Host Configuration Protocol - A protocol that automatically gives IP addresses and additional configuration to hosts in a network. server in the network and the DHCP server provides a default route after the installation:
- Internet interfaces — All interfaces where Kerio Control detects the DHCP server and the default route in the network. If there is more than one Internet interface with a default route, Kerio Control arranges the Internet interfaces in the load balancing mode.
- LANLocal area network - A network that connects computers and other devices in a small area. interfaces — All interfaces without any detected DHCP server. Kerio Control runs its own DHCP server through all LAN interfaces configured to 10.10.X.Y where X is the index of the LAN interface (starting with 10). Y is 1 for the Control interface and 11-254 for DHCP assigned hosts.
- Follow the instructions on the computer's console to perform the basic configuration.
- To perform the initial setup, open the following address in your web
https://kerio_control_ip_address:4081/admin, for example,
https://10.10.10.1:4081/adminwhich is the IP addressAn identifier assigned to devices connected to a TCP/IP network. where Kerio Control is accessible from your LAN.
- Follow the Activation Wizard.
After finishing the wizard, Kerio Control displays the login page.
To change the automatic pre-configuration, go to Kerio Control Administration to section Interfaces. For more information refer to Configuring network interfaces.
Creating your VPN
Here is a summary of what is required in terms of configuration:
Network manager sets up Kerio Control and gets the IP address or name(s) of the Kerio Control Server.
Network manager sets up VPNVirtual private network - A network that enables users connect securely to a private network over the Internet. user accounts based on the need of remote workers. Refer to: Managing user accounts in Kerio Control
The network manager sends information to remote workers, with a link to the Download VPN Client, or as an executable file that has the client plus organization’s VPN information.
Remote workers must install the Kerio VPN Client on their machines that connects to the network. For more information refer to Installing and configuring Kerio Control VPN Client for users.
In the Users and Groups > Users section, enable the user right/access: Users can connect using VPN for your users. If you are using a template for all users, this right must be configured at the template level. For more information, see:
Connection to the VPN Server from the Internet as well as communication between VPN Clients must be allowed by traffic rules. There is a default traffic policy rule which should be enabled. Otherwise, there is a defined service for Kerio VPN (TCPTransmission Control Protocol - ensures packet transmission./UDPUser Datagram Protocol - ensures packet transmission. 4090), in case you do not have this rule.
Network manager must connect with their ISP to ensure:
- Inbound connections from the Internet to Kerio Control must be allowed via TCP and UDP port 4090
- Configure a DNSDomain Name System - A database enables the translation of hostnames to IP addresses and provides other domain related information. FQDN name for the VPN serverKerio Control includes a VPN server which provides users to connect to the Kerio Control network from the Internet securely. name that resolves to the correct public IP address assigned to the service
- If using commercial SSLSecure Sockets Layer - A protocol that ensures integral and secure communication between networks. certificates make sure the server certificate is imported into Kerio Control server and assigned to the VPN service
- Test VPN connections using an external computer with the Kerio VPN Client installed
- Document the configuration steps necessary in order to install and configure the VPN client and share the final document with remote users
Find additional information here: Configuring network interfaces
Kerio Control Virtual Appliance is a UTM solution 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.
|Kerio Control VMware Virtual Appliance
|For more information refer to Kerio Control VMware Virtual Appliance.
|Kerio Control Hyper-V Virtual Appliance
|For more information refer to Kerio Control Virtual Appliance for Hyper-V.
Kerio Control can be acquired as a dedicated hardware device that can be installed inside your network as an unified threat management firewall that features intrusion prevention, content filtering, activity reporting, bandwidth management, and virtual private networking.
The hardware applianceKerio Control installed and delivered with standardized and tested hardware box. comes with the following options:
|Hardware Appliance NG100
3x Gb ports.
1.3 GHz Dual Core Intel Bay Trail, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD.
|Hardware Appliance NG110
Desktop appliance (Replaces NG100)
2.24GHz Dual Core Intel Braswell, 8GB RAM, 32GB SSD
|Hardware Appliance NG300
Sub-1U table-mountable appliance.
4x Gb ports.
2.4 GHz quad core Intel Atom, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD.
|Hardware Appliance NG310
Sub-1U table mountable appliance (Replaces NG300)
6xGbE RJ45 SFP
2xGbE 2.2 GHz quad core Intel Atom Quad Core, 8GB, 32GB SSD
|Hardware Appliance NG500
1U rack-mountable appliance.
6x Gb ports.
3.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD.
|Kerio Control Box NG510
1U rack mountable appliance (Replaces NG500)
3.4 GHz quad core Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 32GB SSD
|Kerio Control Box NG511
Same as NG510 but has more Ethernet ports
6x + 8x GbE
3.4 GHz quad core Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 32GB SSD