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Inventory and IT Asset Management

From computers and servers to mobile devices, routers, printers and more, the KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance keeps you on top of all the hardware and software installed across your network. As the Internet of Things (IoT) — with an ever growing and diverse array of connected devices — expands to the enterprise, visibility over your entire connected environment is becoming increasingly more critical. The K1000 discovers all hardware and software on your network, and provides you with ongoing IT inventory management, IT asset management (ITAM) and software asset management (SAM), with robust reporting and alerting for most platforms. Whether you’re running Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, UNIX, Chrome, iOS or Android, the K1000 provides you with detailed oversight of your entire environment from a single pane.

 

How it works:

Do more with detailed discovery and inventory
The K1000 scans your entire network to identify all connected devices, and provides you with detailed hardware and software inventory for Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX systems, as well as OS and hardware inventory for Chromebooks, utilizing Google APIs. The K1000’s network discovery and asset inventory functions can be performed with or without installing an agent.* By using SNMP and other network scanning protocols, the K1000 enables you to obtain actionable information even about connected, non-computer devices, such as networking gear, printers and IP telephony.
Conserve resources with comprehensive asset management
The K1000 automates asset management from deployment to retirement through a single configuration management database (CMDB), including asset data audits, tracking, compliance and reconciliation. In addition to detailed hardware discovery and software inventory for computers and servers, SNMP object identifiers can be tracked for non-computer devices, such as toner levels for printers. All asset data is integrated across complementary K1000 functions, such as patch management, alerts and service desk, and can be easily tracked through the asset’s lifecycle. The K1000’s asset management includes common asset fields and software license types and out-of-the-box support for storing asset associations, ensuring accurate tracking of financial and service impacts of asset changes.
Reduce maintenance costs for your Dell™ systems with warranty integration
The K1000 automatically pulls warranty information for all your Dell™ systems and devices — PCs, laptops, printers, servers, storage, tablets and peripherals — directly into its asset inventory. This enables Dell™ hardware owners to efficiently manage the lifecycle of their Dell™ devices, reducing costs by avoiding post-warranty maintenance and retiring old assets in a timely manner.
 
*Installing an agent is necessary for other functionality, such as patch management and software distribution.
 

Resources

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Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing Suites from Quest, LANDesk, Microsoft, and Symantec
Best Practices in Lifecycle Management: Comparing Suites from Quest, LANDesk, Microsoft, and Symantec

IT system lifecycle management includes a broad array of essential and complex processes for ensuring optimal reliability and performance of technology investments.

Free inventory tool
Free inventory tool

Windows hardware and software inventory