Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) Recognizes KACE in Provisioning, Client Lifecycle Management, Patch Distribution, and System Configuration Management Categories

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - January 30, 2008 - KACE(tm) the leading systems management appliance company, today announced its recognition by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) in "The EMA(tm) All-Stars(tm) in Enterprise Systems Management for 2008" research report. The annual report named KACE a Rising Star in four different categories: Provisioning, Client Lifecycle Management, Patch Distribution, and System Configuration Management. Rising Star refers to the best new or innovative vendors who have the potential to being named a future All-Star ranking.

The awards are designed to recognize what EMA considers to be the best available software solutions within a specific discipline. Criteria includes strength of product offering, functionality, and platform support; commitment to product vision and delivering innovation; customer feedback, including satisfaction, and market penetration; and EMA's perspective from independent evaluations of expert analysis.

"It's an honor for KACE to be named as a Rising Star by EMA in four different categories," said Rob Meinhardt, CEO and co-founder of KACE. "Being recognized and compared favorably alongside world-leading technology providers such as Microsoft, VMWare IBM, and HP is outstanding validation for our KBOX desktop and server management appliances."

KACE helps customers save time and money. Systems managers 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 EMA

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) is a leading industry analyst and consulting firm dedicated to the IT management market. EMA provide IT vendors and enterprise IT professionals with objective insight into the real-world business value of technologies ranging from Virtualization to Security and Risk Management to ITSM, and CMDB. Learn more about EMA's research, free online IT Management Solutions Center, and IT consulting offerings at:

About KACE

KACE is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX(tm) family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day at one-third the cost of 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.

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Cathy Wright

Kulesa PR