Kace offers FDCC compliance tools

Kace Networks Inc. announced that its KBOX line of systems
management and deployment appliances can help federal agencies
comply with the new Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC)
mandate. The mandate specifies some 200 settings for computers
running Windows XP or Vista operating systems, reducing federal
deployment options to just two configurations.

Kace cited the Merchant Marine Academy as an example of a
federal agency that had successfully met FDCC compliance
requirements by using KBOX to implement and comply with the systems
management and deployment tasks required by the mandate.

The FDCC compliance deadline was February, but many federal
organizations are still not fully compliant, according to the
company. Part of the lag in compliance is because the FDCC pushes
additional work to IT departments; once FDCC compliance is
implemented, end users can no longer perform many administrative
tasks on their own and must rely on the IT department to make
changes, Kace representatives said. This adds an extra burden to
already overworked IT departments.

The KBOX line of appliances can help consolidate the myriad IT
functions systems managers have to perform by providing a single
appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use,
affordable systems management, company officials added.

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Trudy Walsh is a senior writer for GCN.


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