Dell Kace caters to IT with added OS support on management appliances

Summary:Dell Kace upgrades management appliance to support multiple operating systems in order to alleviate some IT woes.

The Dell Kace family of management appliances is getting an upgrade with the debut of the latest version of the K1000 Management Appliance.

This time around, the system is being updated with new features designed to boost end-point security while meeting regulatory compliance levels.

This includes automated agent updates, on-demand patch optimization, and a reporting wizard for insights into the IT infrastructure.

Furthermore, the K1000 Appliance will now support multiple operating systems. Specifically that consists of expanded support for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux Enterprise, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

The idea behind the expanded OS support is really to give a lending hand to IT departments as Dell Kace said that this is "a critical piece to the BYOD puzzle that many IT admins struggle with."

Lubos Parobek, vice president of product for Dell Kace, explained further in prepared remarks that personal devices on professional networks and infrastructures can "make it difficult for resource strapped IT teams to provide the services and responsiveness that their businesses are demanding."

Parobek continued that the K1000 Management Appliance is supposed to alleviate some of those problems as it is "a highly cost effective computer management solution" that doesn't involve "a steep learning curve."

The Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance will roll out on October 24 with pricing starting at $8,900.

Topics: Dell, Data Management, Hardware, IT Priorities, Security

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