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TMCNet:  Dell Software announces Dell KACE's K3000 Mobile Management Appliance

[December 20, 2012]

Dell Software announces Dell KACE's K3000 Mobile Management Appliance

Dec 20, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Dell Software has announced a limited release of Dell KACE's K3000 Mobile Management Appliance, helping IT managers solve the challenges posed by the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace.


The K3000 extends system management capabilities to enforce security policies for both corporate and personal mobile devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. Integration with the K1000 Systems Management Appliance provides IT managers with an integrated solution to accurately track, monitor and manage desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices efficiently.

As organizations embrace the opportunities that come with mobility they also face new challenges. Whether the devices are corporate owned or are established through a bring your own device (BYOD) environment, the number and types of devices that must be managed are growing, increasing IT infrastructure complexity. The K3000 empowers IT to address the challenge of supporting and securing mobile devices through an on-premise mobile management appliance that simplifies management of mobile devices.

The Dell KACE K3000 Management Appliance joins Dell's mobile management portfolio that includes Dell Wyse's Cloud Client Manager and Dell MDM to provide organizations with the ability to manage the complete breadth of end user devices from a single vendor, including laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones and thin clients as well as a larger onsite managed service offering. The Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance extends systems management capabilities to enforce security policies for mobile devices running iOS and Android.

According to the company, the Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance's single-step secure setup gets users up-and-running quickly and includes over the air provisioning of K3000 agents to devices; support for popular personal smartphones and tablet computers including Apple iOS 4.5 and 6 iPhones and iPads, Android 2.2+ C2DM-enabled smartphones and tablets; and device security and policy management helps protect organizations data through features such as profile management, device lock and unlock, remote enterprise wipe and remote factory reset.

The K3000's simplified application management allows pushing corporate applications on to both corporate as well as personal mobile devices; and it view all endpoints from a single console through integration with the Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance. IT admins can now access both appliances through single-sign on and view all mobile devices, PCs and servers from a single console, the company said.

"The definition of systems management is changing," said Rob Meinhardt, general manager for Dell KACE. "In the past, our customers managed laptops, desktops and servers. Increasingly, they need to say 'yes' to devices of all kinds including smartphones and tablets. With the Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance, our customers will have a well-integrated and easy to use system for managing and securing all types of devices, operating systems and endpoints in their IT environment." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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