Dell aims at BYOD challenge with mobile management offering
By Digital News Asia December 19, 2012
- Number and types of devices that enterprises must manage are growing, increasing IT infrastructure complexity
- K3000 Mobile Management Appliance simplifies mobile device management and enforces security policies
DELL Software has announced a limited release of Dell KACE’s K3000 Mobile Management Appliance, which it claimed helps 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, the comoany said in a statement.
Integration with the K1000 Systems Management Appliance provides IT managers with a powerful, integrated, easy to use solution to accurately track, monitor and manage desktops, laptops, servers and mobile devices more efficiently, it claimed.
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, Dell Software said.
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.
“The definition of systems management is changing,” said K.T. Ong (pic), general manager, Commercial Business, Dell Sales Malaysia.
“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,” he added.
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