Manage, secure and service all of your network-connected devices

The KACE Systems Management Appliance (K1000) provides your growingorganization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of your organization’s systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

The KACE Systems Management Appliance is designed to save you time and deliver rapid ROI to your growing organization. Unlike traditional software solutions, KACE is based on a flexible and intelligent appliance-based architecture that provides:

• A fully integrated solution for endpoint systems management – managing all network-connected systems and devices

• Simpler and faster implementation

• Easier administration and minimal maintenance

Available on premises, as either a physical or a virtual appliance, or as a service via a hosted, cloud-delivered virtual appliance (KACE as a Service)*, KACE offers the following capabilities:
• Device discovery and inventory of all hardware and software connected to your network, including computers, servers, Chromebooks and connected non-computing devices
• Endpoint security with automated OS and application patch management, vulnerability scanning and security configuration enforcement
• IT asset management (ITAM) for comprehensive asset tracking and compliance reporting

The intuitive, tab-based interface of the KACE Systems Management Appliance allows IT administrators of all skill levels to quickly and easily accomplish a breadth of systems management tasks.

“ Without the KACE appliance [in our environment], we would have had to hire two or three more people.”
Michael Williams, Director IT,
Dexter Southfield



BENEFITS:

• Inventory all hardware and software connected to your network so that you can manage and secure your entire IT environment.
• Block dangerous or unnecessary software and devices, and painlessly patch missioncritical applications and operating systems.
• Gain visibility to software usage so you can better allocate resources and assure software license compliance.
• Improve the end-user experience with an integrated service desk, as well as a user self-service portal.

• Comprehensive software license management utilizing a deep software catalog for software discovery and reconciliation
• Configuration and policy management via prepackaged or custom policies
• Server monitoring and alerts integrated with asset management and help desk

FEATURES**

• Obtain accurate inventory — Discover and inventory all hardware and software network-wide, including laptops, desktops, servers, storage devices, Chromebooks and connected noncomputing devices.
• Enhance endpoint security — Perform vulnerability scans and enforce security configurations including firewalls and anti-virus protection.
• Deliver comprehensive patching — Schedule, deliver and track operating system and application patches, and automate patch delivery.
• Improve license compliance and optimization — Optimize software license usage by accurately tracking and managing software assets with our application catalog.
• Perform software distribution — Remotely distribute and install applications and digital assets.
• Monitor servers — Log monitoring of servers, integrated with asset management, reporting and service desk.
• Ensure compliance — Comprehensively track assets and create proof of compliance reporting.
• Deliver integrated service desk capabilities — Provide a service desk with granular SLA controls that is integrated with asset management processes and workflows, a user selfservice portal, and the KACE GO Mobile Application for both administrators and end users.
• Enforce IT policies — Manage configuration and enforcement via prepackaged or custom policies.
• Deliver energy savings — Create and deploy energy-saving power configuration policies.
• Provide complete reporting — Generate both prepackaged and custom, wizardgenerated reports.
• Replicate remote sites — Use existing file servers to replicate remote sites in geographically diverse environments.
• Generate user alerts — Broadcast alerts for user notification of important events, such as the interruption of email service.
• User self-service portal — Provide an intuitive experience for end users, enabling them to more easily find what they need and help themselves.
• Manage multiple domains — Enable multiple domain support for decentralized IT environments.
• Generate system alerts — Receive administrative alerts on a variety of computer and network attributes for easy exception-based management.
• Manage remote systems — Use remote control for centralized problem resolution with no site visit required.
• Access the leading IT community — Establish deployment best practices with an exclusive feed from our ITNinja.com community, formerly AppDeploy.com.
• Various deployment options — Available in three different deployment options with feature function parity across all three: on premises via a physical or virtual appliance, or hosted via KACE as a Service.

Simple and secure administration

• Administration via any device (PC, tablet, handheld) using a supported web browser
• Comprehensive search across the entire KACE database
• Authentication, permissions and administrative rights management
• Real-time LDAP and Active Directory integration
• Wake on LAN capabilities for after-hours maintenance
• One-click appliance software upgrades
• Auditing and tracking of key administration activities by time and owner

Ideal for distributed environments
• Remote replication and alternate download locations to effectively manage dispersed offices without the need for dedicated hardware or staff
• Easy-to-use configuration options for scheduling replication to reduce complexity and time in managing remote sites
• Bandwidth throttling and synchronization to minimize network impact
• Checkpoint restart to improve reliability and reduce network traffic
• Dynamic policy groups to automatically organize and target systems at remote sites
• Remote shares supported on existing Windows®, Linux or Mac® servers to eliminate the need for dedicated hardware