New Dell KACE Management Appliance Release Enhances End Point Security
- Dell KACE Systems Management Appliance Eases Desktop Standardization and Federal Government Compliance for IT Organizations of All Sizes
- Enhanced Dell KACE Firefox Secure Browser Helps Block Browser-Based Attacks
ROUND ROCK, Texas – Jan. 26, 2011 – Today,Dell KACE™ announced it has greatly strengthened endpoint security capabilities with a new version of its award-winning Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance, a comprehensive and easy to use systems management solution. The new appliance includes support for the latest required Federal Desktop Core Configurations (FDCC), a list of security settings recommended for systems connected directly to any United States Federal agency. The company also unveiled an updated release of the popular Dell KACE Firefox Secure Browser technology, offered both as an integration with the new appliance and as a free download.
With security threats continuing to grow in sophistication, IT organizations need to take steps beyond traditional anti-malware and patch management practices to ensure proper protection. With this announcement, Dell KACE has greatly helped reduce an organization’s “attack surface” through tighter browser security and simpler management of standards-based endpoint configurations.
“Dell KACE continues to innovate on behalf of customers to give them increased protection from the latest security threats,” said Marty Kacin, vice president of engineering, CTO and co-founder of Dell KACE. “Even as threats grow in boldness, IT organizations of all sizes can have confidence in knowing their key assets are protected with Dell KACE.”
New SCAP Scanner
Beyond offering FDCC support, the new KACE K1000 Management Appliance’s Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Scanner enables IT organizations to easily audit systems to help ensure compliance with security policies. This technology applies equally to enterprises and governments wanting to bring consistency and increased protection to computing environments.
New Secure Browser Capabilities
The Dell Firefox Secure Browser employs application virtualization technology to provide an isolated instance of Firefox, to secure what has become a common entry point for malware and viruses—Internet browsing. The enhanced Secure Browser release offers administrators the ability to easily create their own custom Secure Browser configurations. This allows for a tailored deployment of the Secure Browser to meet the specific needs of any organization. Additional new features include the ability to retain bookmarks and favorites when resetting the browser, and user warnings of potentially malicious activity.
The new Dell KACE 1000 Management Appliance release is generally available on Feb. 10, 2011. A free standalone copy of Dell KACE Secure Browser can be downloaded today at www.dellkace.com. To hear more about the latest Dell KACE security advancements, join the free “Bolstering Endpoint Security: Standardizing Desktops and Securing Browsers” webinar on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. ET. Register at http://www.kace.com/resources/Bolstering-Endpoint-Security.
The Dell KACE family of systems management and deployment appliances fulfill the systems management needs of organizations of all sizes, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Dell KACE products are available as both physical and virtual appliances, directly from Dell or through its more than 60,000 channel partners.
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