Dell acquires Kace for systems management

Deal will help expand offerings to better address IT administrators in midsize businesses, says Dell.

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Dell announced Thursday that it is acquiring Kace Networks, a systems management appliance company that targets midsize businesses and public institutions, including government, education, and health care.

Dell said it is buying Kace to expand its systems management offerings to better address IT administrators in midsize organizations. Terms of Dell's acquisition of Kace were not disclosed.

"We talk directly to thousands of these customers and they tell us they need systems-management tools geared for their environment," said Steve Felice, president, Dell Consumer and Small and Medium Business, in prepared remarks. "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."

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