KACE™ Unveils Swap-Out Program Targeting Altiris® and LANDesk® Customers
Promotion Migrates New KBOX Customers at No Cost
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 5, 2007 – KACE, the leader in IT management solutions for Fortune 100,000 organizations, today announced a swap-out program to help existing Altiris and LANDesk IT automation customers migrate to KBOX Systems Management and Deployment Appliances, the market-leading IT automation appliances solution. As part of the migration promotion, new customers will receive KBOX JumpStart™; which includes installation and training on the KBOX and the removal of competitive software, including agents, at no cost.
“KBOX offers equivalent functionality to Altiris and LANDesk in an easier-to-use, more affordable package,” said Rob Meinhardt, CEO and co-founder of KACE. “What continues to surprise me is that prospects have told us that annual maintenance contracts for Altiris and LANDesk frequently exceed the upfront purchase cost of a KBOX. With this announcement, we’re going a step further to guarantee an easy migration and completely eliminate the ‘lock-in’ that many existing Altiris and LANDesk customers feel.”
Improved systems management and deployment are growing concerns for enterprises and Fortune 100,000 companies alike. The Fortune 100,000 market includes the largest 100,000 companies following the Fortune 1,000 list. Lofty expenses typically coincide with traditional software solutions for systems management and deployment, covering hardware and software prerequisites installation, configuration, integration, maintenance, and training, often leaving Fortune 100,000 sized companies unable to continue to maintain or afford the overhead. These companies are in search of an out-of-the-box solution that meets the needs of an organization of their size, on their terms. Specifically built for the Fortune 100,000, KBOX offers the only appliance-based automation solution that combines the functionality and price requirements for this mainstream market.
The KBOX JumpStart Programs guarantee that KBOX automation appliances will be properly installed and configured with the least amount of time and the maximum value. It includes custom-tailored, hands-on training. With this promotion, customers who purchase the KBOX 1000 Series or KBOX 2000 Series of appliances before May 15, 2007 will receive the JumpStart program at no cost via registration at http://www.kace.com/freemigration. These registered users will also receive a free copy of Enterprise Management Associates’ new report, “Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk and Microsoft SMS.”
“EMA believes (KBOX) provides functional equivalence to other solutions in critical areas, and has a distinct cost advantage, providing exceptional value-for-the-money,” said Andi Mann, senior analyst with EMA and lead analyst for the study. “A KBOX solution costs as little as one quarter of its software-only rivals. With its ease of use and fast time-to-value, KBOX appliances present a very attractive alternative to Altiris, LANDesk, or Microsoft SMS.”
The KBOX 1000 Series is a secure, robust line of appliances that provides affordable, end-to-end systems management coverage across the lifecycle, from deployment to retirement. The KBOX 2000 Series provide centralized provisioning and remote system recovery. As one of the easiest-to-use, most comprehensive, and affordable IT automation solutions, the KBOX systems allow companies to increase IT efficiency, enable compliance, and significantly improve security without interruption.
KACE™, a privately held technology company, is the leader in IT automation appliances. The KBOX™ family of appliances deliver easy-to-use, comprehensive IT automation that is affordable and really work. The KBOX™ 1000 Series Systems Management Appliances automate routine and complex IT maintenance tasks for end-point nodes on a network. The KBOX™ 2000 Series Systems Deployment Appliances provide centralized provisioning and remote system recovery.
KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has offices in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit http://www.kace.com or call 1-888-522-3638.