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Dell announced today it has signed an agreement to acquire Kace, a leading systems-management appliance company with solutions tailored to the requirements of midsized businesses and public (government, education and healthcare) institutions.
Kace provides comprehensive and affordable solutions through the award-winning KBOX systems-management and deployment appliances which carry a wide range of capabilities including:
• Device discovery, PC and server inventory, and asset management;
• Configuration management, including operating system deployment, software distribution, application virtualization and scripting;
• End-point security via patch management, security-policy enforcement and vulnerability scanning; and,
• Service management through integrated service desk, user portal and alerting.
Dell channel partners will be able to resell Dell / Kace products, but the channel integration plan is not yet final. In the interim, we welcome our Channel Partners to go directly to the Kace Team to set-up a reselling agreement at http://www.kace.com/partners/application.php. Learn more at http://www.kace.com/partners/channel-partners.php
KACE has been successful in selling to midsized customers in every industry vertical, but has been particularly successful in K-12 and higher education, as well as state and local government. For a sampling of KACE customers by vertical and size see the KACE customer pages at http://www.Kace.com/customer
If you have additional questions on our recent acquisition, please read the Press Release located at http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/secure/2010-2-11-Kace-Acquisition.aspx or contact your Dell Account Team.
Learn more about Kace products at http://www.Kace.com/products