Dell Kace M300 Asset Management Appliance Aimed at SMBs
The M300 dashboard allows users to check alerts, software license compliance status, recent activity on the network and pending tasks, while also providing an inventory of assets.Dell Kace announced a line of systems management products developed specifically for small to medium-size businesses, including tools for hardware and software inventory, software license compliance and asset tracking and management. In addition, businesses get increased visibility into their IT network, which helps them address configuration issues. The M300 dashboard allows users to check alerts, software license compliance status, recent activity on the network and pending tasks, while also providing an inventory of assets that companies can use to enforce PC configuration policies to help identify and prevent rogue software from opening security holes. The appliance is priced at $2,498, with a one-year warranty and recommended maximum of 200 nodes.
The platform is also designed to help minimize end-user downtime with its PC inventory and software license management solution, and it provides "plug-and-play" deployment-users just plug it in, connect it to the network, and it discovers, maps and inventories network assets. Upon installation, the M300 manages many repetitive tasks associated with IT inventory, which the company said will allow IT managers to focus on more strategic issues and projects.