• Dell KACE improves security and IT efficiency through innovative, cost-effective systems management technology
  • Retail customers including Redner’s Market cite Dell KACE’s protection of vulnerable data and point of sales systems as key benefit
  • Join Dell KACE’s free PCI compliance webinar on July 28, 2011

Today, Dell KACE announced its award-winning Dell KACE family of systems management appliances are equipped to accelerate Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards for users. Several of Dell KACE’s retail customers including Redner’s Market have utilized its robust systems management technology to help increase security within their point of sales (POS) systems, traditionally one of the most vulnerable areas to credit card fraud.

As credit card use continues to grow, so does the opportunity for credit fraud. This increase has triggered the strict enforcement of a set of required security steps to help keep retail organizations and their customers protected from payment card theft. Systems management support is a critical piece to the security puzzle, and Dell KACE’s affordable systems management appliances help companies tackle compliance issues by providing critical tools and capabilities, such as automated patching, local and remote software distribution, and state-of-the-art reporting.

“As a retail organization, we opted to leverage a robust systems management solution, such as that from Dell KACE, to help achieve PCI compliance because of some of the integrated capabilities like patching,” said Nick Hidalgo, director of IT for Redner’s Market Inc., an employee-owned company that operates 39 Warehouse Markets and 13 Quick Shoppes throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. “We use the Dell KACE K1000 appliance to efficiently manage about 500 POS systems, including our registers and back office systems, to perform automated security updates, monitor systems for our compliance policies and test and remediate vulnerabilities. As a result, we’ve cut down our management time from approximately two hours to five minutes. Our compliance-qualified security assessors are thrilled with the results. Dell KACE is probably the best investment we’ve ever made for the functionality we get in return. We use it every day and we wouldn’t be able to operate the same way without it.”

Dell KACE offers a simple, easy-to-use, comprehensive and also affordable systems management appliance solution to help automate repetitive tasks such as keeping software versions up to date, maintaining approved configurations, and keeping systems patched with latest approved versions, allowing the IT admin to assess and ensure compliance through a series of simple clicks from a web-based console. Dell KACE’s appliances have helped hundreds of the world’s most recognized retail organizations build an infrastructure of security to help protect consumers’ privacy and information, thereby gaining trust and loyalty in their brands.

“With a readily deployable form factor and features that support the expansive systems management requirements of PCI DSS, Dell KACE systems management appliances can be a key enabler of PCI compliance, delivering positive benefits in improving IT efficiency and cost-management, while simplifying the implementation of compliance obligations,” said Scott Crawford, managing research director at Enterprise Management Associates.

To learn more about how Dell KACE can help retail organizations achieve PCI compliance, join Dell KACE’s free “PCI Compliance and the Dell KACE Appliance: POS Goes Safe, Sane and Secure” webinar scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 10am PT/1pm ET. Register here.

The Dell KACE family of systems management and deployment appliances fulfills the systems management needs for organizations of all sizes, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement. Dell KACE products are available as both physical and virtual appliances, directly from Dell or through its partners.

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