White Paper Highlighting Best Practices in Desktop and Server Management Now Available

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - November 4, 2008 - KACE, the leading systems management appliance company, today announced the availability of an updated whitepaper resulting from new research that reveals its KBOX Systems Management Appliances offer significantly greater value than competitive technologies. Prepared by leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), the paper, titled, "Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk, and Microsoft SCCM," pits the four vendors against each other in key lifecycle management tasks and uses a cost comparison to determine overall solution value. "With such a strong value proposition, EMA recommends any mid-sized business evaluating solutions for lifecycle man­agement should include KBOX appliances in their product evaluations," the study states.

Lifecycle management involves a number of key disciplines aimed at achieving efficiency, productivity, and cost reduction within IT and across the company. In an update to research conducted in early 2007, the EMA study analyzes a number of key features over multiple lifecycle management disciplines, including asset and inventory management, bare metal installation, and software distribution and reporting. EMA researchers concluded KACE's technology provides equivalent - and in some cases superior - capabilities over that of its competitors, but at half the cost.

Details of the study are as follows:


Availability of updated research and whitepaper, titled "Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing KACE, Altiris, LANDesk, and Microsoft SCCM," prepared by leading IT analyst firm EMA.


The purpose of the study is to explain best practices in lifecycle management, as it relates to desktops and servers, and compares KACE with Altiris, LANDesk, and Microsoft SCCM to determine best overall value specifically for mid-sized businesses.


The white paper is available for complementary download at:

KACE saves its customers both time and money. Systems managers from medium enterprises are often forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable. The KBOX family of appliances fulfills all of the systems management needs of a medium enterprise, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

About KACE

KACE is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives.

KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit or call 1-877-MGMT-DONE.