Dell acquired security vendor Kace, a systems management appliance company, for an undisclosed amount on Thursday.
The company hopes to expand its system management offering for small- and-medium businesses with the acquisition, Dell said in a statement. Kace offers appliances designed to help accomplish tasks like inventory management, asset management or configuration management, the company said.
Kace's Kbox appliances are also able to improve end-point security through patch management, security-policy enforcement and vulnerability scanning, Dell said.
"The KBOX family of appliances is highly capable, quick to deploy, simple to use and provides a rapid return on investment, exactly the sort of best-value solutions we're delivering to customers," said Steve Felice, president, Dell Consumer and Small and Medium Business, in a statement. Kace's Kbox appliances support operating systems including Windows, Mac and Linux.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by Dell. The acquisition is subject to closing conditions.
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