Dell to launch mobile management appliance in January

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In January, Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) plans to offer a mobile management appliance to help IT teams deal with the proliferation of mobile devices in the enterprise.

The Dell KACE K3000 mobile management appliance supports and secures corporate and personally owned devices running iOS and Android operating systems with an on-premise platform.

Dell said that unlike stand-alone mobile device management (MDM) products, the KACE appliance provides MDM functionality as an extension of a comprehensive system management product. This enables enterprises to manage laptops, desktops, servers, virtual machines, tablets and smartphones from one platform.

The mobile management appliance detects and tracks mobile devices that are enrolled on the service, and inventories applications and profiles on the devices. The appliance enables over-the-air deployment of agents to devices and pushes apps from the platform and corporate app stores to devices.

In addition, Dell's K3000 comes with mobile device security to protect corporate data on mobile devices through profile management, device lock, remote wipe and reset features. It can also enforce and manage corporate IT policies.

The appliance includes automated IT administration through an intuitive user interface and portal for viewing inventory, downloading software and managing device settings.

Also last week, Dell introduced its CIO Powerboard, which provides a unified view of the IT environment; its SonicWall security portal to address network security threats; and its PowerVault DL4000 data recovery appliance, powered by AppAssure.

"Our acquisition, organic development and integration strategy has allowed us to make tremendous progress in delivering software solutions that bridge the gap between what businesses expect and what IT can deliver," said John Swainson, president of Dell Software, in announcing the various new products.

For more:
- see Dell's release
- check out Dell's KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance page

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