Kerio Technologies ( says that Kerio Connect 7, a messaging and collaboration server, now natively supports the iPad. Kerio Connect now allows users to access email, calendars, and contacts on the Apple device, expanding the choice of mobile devices.

With Kerio Connect, iPad users can synchronize their email, contacts, and private calendar, search the global address book (GAL), manage invitations, and perform a remote wipe, all using Exchange ActiveSync. Users can also access shared and global calendars with the integrated CalDAV support.

Kerio Connect includes distributed domain clustering for IT management of a single domain supporting multiple branch offices. The latest release also has a newly implemented CardDAV protocol to synchronize contacts with Apple Address Book. Kerio runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and is available as a virtual appliance on the VMware and Parallels platforms. The solution comes with integrated anti-spam, anti-virus, automated backup, and archiving. Kerio Connect starts at US$450 for five users; additional users starts at $24.