The Dell KACE Family of Systems Management Solutions
The most functionality in a single, easy-to-use solution for the management of any network-connected device
IT professionals today are faced with managing and securing a growing number of devices, operating systems and types of users. The scope, sophistication and speed of change in their environment continue to accelerate, but the staff and budgetary resources needed to manage it have not kept pace. Dell KACE helps address this challenge by providing a single solution for these IT challenges, delivering “anypoint” management that is both comprehensive and easy to use. The Dell KACE Family of Systems Management Solutions provides comprehensive management for servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, smartphones, tablets, printers, networking gear and other connected non-computing devices. Our solutions are affordable and easy to deploy and use. In addition, they can fulfill the systems management needs of organizations of all sizes, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.
When complemented by the Dell Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solution and Dell KACE Desktop Authority Management Suite (DAMS), KACE solutions extend their capabilities to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, and provide granular management of the end user work environment.
The advantage of appliance architecture
Dell KACE solutions make efficient management of the entire IT infrastructure a reality — servers, Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, printers, storage appliances, routers and other non-computing devices in preparation for the Internet of Things. KACE does this by providing a faster time to value alternative to computer management software using an appliance-based architecture. Simply plug the KACE solution into your network, give it an IP address, and you are ready to begin anypoint management of all connected devices in your environment. Unlike traditional computer management software, KACE solutions typically deploy in a few days. And because KACE solutions are fully integrated and preconfigured, there are no hardware or software prerequisites, no professional service fees and no hidden costs. It’s all in our appliance-architected solution.
KACE solutions — designed for user needs
Dell KACE addresses the management of the complete systems lifecycle, from deployment to retirement, by offering fully functional appliance-architected systems management solutions. KACE solutions are available in models designed to scale to the needs of growing organizations, without the disruptive migration path common with traditional software upgrades. KACE solutions are available in a variety of form factors, including on-premises physical and virtual appliances, as well as a pay-as-you-go hosted option.
The Dell KACE K Series
The Dell KACE Family of Systems Management Solutions consists of the KACE K1000 Management Appliance and the KACE K2000 Deployment Appliance. The K1000 fulfills the device management needs of organizations of all sizes by providing IT asset management, software license management, software distribution, patch management, server log monitoring, endpoint security vulnerability detection and remediation, as well as reporting for nearly all network-connected devices via a unified console. The K2000 fulfills an organization’s device deployment and imaging needs for Windows- and Mac-based devices, including Windows tablets, by providing inventory assessment, bare metal OS and application provisioning, multicast deployment, user state and OS migration, and system recovery.
KACE solutions are:
Whatever the need, KACE appliances pre-integrate and preconfigure the functionality required to solve your systems management challenges. From initial operating system deployment to hardware and software inventory, software deployment, application distribution, asset management, endpoint security, patch management and service desk functionality, KACE appliances can help do it all. KACE appliances support all popular operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, UNIX and Chromebooks, and can manage all of your connected devices, enterprise wide. They offer a truly integrated, centralized solution for all of your systems management needs.
Built from the ground up to enable systems administrators of every level and background, KACE appliances provide an easy-to-use systems management solution. From its simple plug-and-play architecture, which virtually eliminates installation and maintenance, to its familiar web-like, tabbed interface, KACE appliances are sure to transform any systems management generalist into a systems management guru — not in months or years but days and weeks.
Faster time to value
KACE appliance owners enjoy low total cost of ownership. From plug-and-play deployment to one-click appliance software updates and automated maintenance such as nightly backup, KACE appliances are designed to be immediately productive and trouble-free for the long term, ultimately saving you time and money.
To see a side-by-side cost comparison of KACE appliances and competitive solutions, try the EMA Systems Management Cost Calculator. Or for a detailed third-party cost and feature comparison, check out the white paper by Enterprise Management Associates titled Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk and Microsoft SMS. KACE appliances are available in three deployment options, including on-premises physical solutions, virtual solutions or as a hosted, cloud service via K1000 as a Service.*
* K1000 as a Service may not be available in all regions. Please check with your local sales representative for availability.