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Acquisition of Computers in Motion to create Next Generation Application Virtualisation Offerings

Reading UK; September 11, 2008 – KACE, the systems management appliance company, today announced its entry into the application virtualisation market with its acquisition of Computers in Motion – a company that employs virtualisation technologies that make applications easy to distribute and secure. With this acquisition, KACE plans to revolutionise the application virtualisation market by extending this technology to other desktop management areas – including application security and data management.

The technology and development staff of the Computers in Motion team will form the foundation of KACE’s next generation application virtualisation products which will include:

• Application Management – Execution control, license monitoring, reporting and other features for Virtual Kontainers will combine to provide unprecedented management capabilities for users of KBOX

• Data Management - Virtual Data Kontainers will provide security and portability with version control, backups and cross-platform syncing

• Secure Browsing – Virtual Browser Kontainers will offer a safe Internet browsing environment where malware and viruses can be safely contained and discarded within a virtual instance

Rob Meinhardt, CEO and co-founder of KACE said, “Application virtualization is a sophisticated technology that separates applications from the underlying operating systems on which they execute. Unlike desktop virtualization solutions that require an entire copy of the host operating system, application virtualization technology applies a similar technology at the application level and serves to simplify deployment and eliminate conflicts that may exist between applications.”

Meinhardt added, “Through the acquisition of Computers in Motion, we are taking our innovative approach to systems management to a new level with the ability to offer cutting-edge application virtualization capabilities. Customers will soon be able to reap the many benefits of application virtualization to not just simplify deployment but to also address security and data management concerns-with the end result of dramatically lowering total cost of ownership for IT organizations.”

The Computers in Motion acquisition fits in squarely with KACE’s strategy of lowering the total cost of ownership for IT organisations through its appliance-based systems management and virtualization technology. This acquisition also builds on the product momentum KACE has made throughout the year in the virtualisation market, including the recent launches of the Virtual KBOX Systems Management and KBOX Virtual Remote Appliances offerings.

KACE helps customers save time and money. Systems managers are often forced to wear many hats throughout the day to work on a myriad of IT functions. KACE helps consolidate these functions by providing a single appliance for all projects, while delivering easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management that is affordable. The KBOX family of appliances fulfills all of the systems management needs of a medium enterprise, from initial computer deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

About KACE™

KACE™ is the leading systems management appliance company. The award-winning KBOX™ family of appliances delivers easy-to-use, comprehensive systems management capabilities. KACE customers usually install in one day and enjoy the lowest total cost compared to software alternatives. KACE is headquartered in Mountain View, California and its EMEA head office is based in Reading. To learn more about KACE and its product offerings, please visit

Helpful Links:

Computers in Motion
KBOX Systems Management Appliances
KBOX Systems Deployment Appliances
Virtual KBOX Appliances

For more information contact:

Daniel Power
Sales Director EMEA
Tel: 0118 375 0934

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of KACE UK in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit