Are you struggling to defend your endpoint environment as it grows in complexity? With more sophisticated hackers, accidental breaches and inconsistent patching, endpoint security is more challenging than ever. Businesses are at risk of real disruption, incurring devastating financial and brand damage.

Keeping all the devices in your network updated is also a challenge, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and other devices. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs and internet-of-things (IoT) technologies further complicate the process. But each device connecting to your system increases the number of threats from malware and viruses.

There was an IT admin named Nick who struggled with the same issues. Eventually, he found IT enlightenment by implementing an endpoint protection strategy that gave him clear visibility into all the devices connecting to his network. From then on, he became known as “Nick the IT Ninja.”

Watch this video for a fun overview of how Nick the IT Ninja uses KACE unified endpoint management (UEM) solutions to battle cybercrime and protect his network. With KACE, Nick gained five ways to safeguard his endpoint environment.

The first was an easy way to automate inventory management and deploy anti-virus software to every device connecting to his network. The KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) gave Nick the power to see deep into the universe of his network to understand how to better manage it.

He can now automate IT inventory management, IT asset management (ITAM) and software asset management (SAM) for all the computers, servers, routers, printers and other devices in his IT landscape. In a flash of robust reporting and alerts for most platforms, Nick the IT Ninja can quickly view all assets and hardware on his network for refresh planning or preparing for an audit. With KACE SMA, he’s got detailed oversight of his entire environment from a single console.

That deep visibility into his network, enables Nick to readily see what systems need anti-virus software updates. Using the KACE SMA reduces the burden on Nick and the rest of the IT staff by automatically carrying out software distributions and software upgrades across multiple locations. Available as a virtual or hosted appliance, the KACE SMA easily integrates with Active Directory or LDAP to efficiently align software deployments with an organization’s structure and user schedules. Nick can target deployments based on dynamic groups, remote site replication and wake-on-LAN, saving him valuable time and resources — and giving him deep peace of mind.

Want to become an IT ninja like Nick? Read our white paper to learn the other four ways you can use KACE to build your own unified endpoint security strategy and find the path to IT enlightenment.

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