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Quest Enhances KACE SMA for Stronger Unified Endpoint Management and Security 


Quest Software, a global systems management, data protection, and security software provider, has introduced version 10.0 of its KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA), a comprehensive, multiplatform endpoint management solution offering increased security that addresses compliance requirements with enhanced patching and centralized log storage capabilities.

With the new KACE SMA release, users now have the ability to create custom ticket fields and pass parent ticket information to child tickets for more secure, efficient workflows. It reduces ticket volumes and time to resolution with improved auditing capabilities to ensure organizations meet compliance requirements. Version 10.0 helps organizations efficiently manage their growing endpoint environments from one single solution, addressing hardware and software management, network security, and better servicing of end-user systems. 

Quest also announced a new release of KACE Cloud Mobile Device Manager (MDM) which simplifies mobile endpoint management to enable IT to protect their organization’s investment in their mobile devices while simplifying device configuration and deployment. The new KACE SMA and KACE Cloud MDM are fully integrated to provide organizations the most robust and trusted unified endpoint management and security capabilities. 

New features available with KACE Cloud MDM include policy management capabilities that give mobility admins an efficient and consolidated method for continuous configuration enforcement. It also includes support for macOS that allows administrators to incorporate form factors with the OSX desktop platform into their device management strategy. Whitelisting parity to the Android platform is also featured, providing admins the ability to allow certain apps to be used on Android devices. With these new capabilities, organizations are more productive and can improve compliance in a touchless manner, ensuring IT-approved device configurations, apps, and settings are in place and enforced. 

According to Quest, it is paramount that companies are able to progress forward in their unified endpoint management and security strategy and manage devices in a seamless manner. With inventory data available through a single pane of glass, they can report on all of their managed devices from a single source.

Through integration with KACE Cloud MDM, users can manage and view both traditional endpoints and mobile devices via the KACE SMA dashboard. Having this visibility makes it easier for IT to properly inventory all hardware and software, patch mission-critical applications and OS’s, reduce the risk of a breach, and assure software license compliance. With this, organizations can reduce systems management complexity and better safeguard their vulnerable endpoints.

For more complete information on the KACE SMA 10.0, go here. For more information on the KACE Cloud MDM, go here.


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