SMA (K1000)

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  1. Ubuntu Encryption Reporting

    Drive Encryption reports no data available on Ubuntu systems. Reporting needs to be added similar to how Kace reports BitLocker and/or FileVault.

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  2. Drive encryption compliance reporting at system level when ORGs are enabled.

    When ORGs are enabled, we need to be able to report drive encryption compliance at the system level for all devices within all ORGs.

    15 votes
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  3. Retrieve Windows defender signature version from server/workstations

    add the ability to retrieve windows defender signature version. The inventory already gathers the version information but not the signature version.

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  4. Allow other roles to add and/or manage credentials

    Currently, the 'Credentials' section of Settings is only "editable" for users in the Administrator role. It would be much more flexible to allow users in other roles to edit (or at least add new) credentials.

    If someone is given rights to add new scripts, we would commonly want to also give them rights to use custom credentials for that script.

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  5. User settable 2FA Settings, Fine-grained 2FA Settings

    The current 2FA implementation is extremely lacking. I only seem to be able to find the prompt to scan a 2FA code after first toggling it on, and then from the administrator panel when lookup up users. Virtually every other 2FA I've configured gives an option in user settings to manage their 2FA codes. Without letting users do that you are asking for lockout issues if a user has to get a new phone, this should not be hidden in the User administration area, unless admins want to hide that from users.

    Furthermore, we should have more fine-grained settings to…

    5 votes
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  6. Add option for "Max Concurrent Devices to Receive Patches"

    Currently we are using the K1000 to do all of our Windows patching. We have ran into the problem where we have some users who are on our VPN and never receive patches. Our bandwidth for our VPN is rather limited, so adding something in to say "only 2 people can receive patches at a time" for a specific schedule would be fantastic as it would reduce bandwidth consumption and allow us to patch our remote users consistently.

    3 votes
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  7. Auto-retry failed patch detect and deploys

    Occasionally patch detection or deployment fails usually due to machines going offline. The failure is reported back in the stats but nothing is done about it and this can result in a machine remaining insecure for an extended period.

    I suggest detects and deploys auto-retry in a similar manner to Managed Installs do, say by default three times, next time the machine is online. This should ensure a higher success rate overall and I imagine would be easy to implement.

    Now that users have more control over reboots the resulting delay in the patch deployment (pushing it outside of the…

    3 votes
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  8. Import custom trusted root CA

    Being able to import your own trusted CA would be a nice feature going forward. This would allow decrypting all egress network traffic from K1000 to internet without issues.

    At the moment patch downloading fails due to SSL errors when you forward the traffic through SSL decryption proxy. Other issues also occur in the normal functionality.

    Without this feature it is not possible to decrypt the CDN traffic of KACE. When it comes to decrypting network packets, CDN traffic has the highest priority. This feature would also allow enterprises to fully deploy their Layer 7 inspection features and would that…

    15 votes
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  9. implement AWS compatibility

    We would like to implement the compatibility with AWS EC2

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  10. System level LDAP Authentication

    System level LDAP Authentication, and Roles.
    Allow the same mechanism used at the Org level for Authentication and Role assignment at the System level

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  11. Add Dell Update support for Dell Embedded Box PC

    Please add dell update support for Dell Embedded PCs (5000 and 7000).

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  12. secure ldap

    I would be good if the k1000 would not auto accept certificates for secure ldap from active directory - customer would like to get a way to create self sinned certificate forms for secure ldap , like the same thing you when you want to hook an ssl certificate to the k1000

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  13. The K1000 about page is visible to the public!

    The about page located at http://<K1000_HOSTNAME>/common/about.php contains contains summary information of the system and should be locked down.

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  14. The System Performance page (MUNIN) is visible to the public!

    The System Performance page or MUNIN must be secured and locked down to allow viewing only by system administrators. We cannot have this System Performance graph (https://<K1000_HOSTNAME>/munin/) visible to the public!

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  15. reverse proxy

    Supporting a reverse proxy setup or providing guidance on how to set up a reverse proxy for the K1000 would be very beneficial for added security. The setup would be something like this:

    K1000 appliance on the internal network behind a firewall
    A reverse proxy on the DMZ (e.g. IIS 8 with ARR)

    Currently trying to set this up is a huge headache and I'm running into all sorts of issues and problems. It would be better from a security standpoint if the K1000 sat behind a reverse proxy.

    A specific use case would be when an organization has an…

    13 votes
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    We have targetted the KACE Systems Management Appliance (SMA) to be able to run in the DMZ in two phases. In SMA 11.0, you will use a new, KACE designated port to perform all communications through the KACE secure Konea tunnel. In SMA 11.1, you will be allowed to choose your own port.

  16. Free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt

    Add the ability to get a free SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt (www.letsencrypt.org) and have it auto-renew with their client.

    You are able to use their certificates without the client but they expire after 90 days making them hard to manage in the long term.

    69 votes
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  17. Desktop alerts (colors, position, sectional areas)

    We are currently using other software to notify our users of issues going on (network down, websites down, security info, application issues, threat levels, etc.) We would like to be able to change the colors of the alerts window, change the size of the alert window, and be able to re-position the alert window. Also section off the who, what, where, when, contact info, etc in the alert window. If some of these capabilities could be added to the alert window that would help us with using KACE as a one stop shop for our admins and users.

    19 votes
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  18. Add Application Whitelisting

    Add Application whitelisting, this is a type of endpoint protection where, by default, all applications are blacklisted and only known good applications are allowed.

    These Known-good applications are kept in a list, KACE seems to have a fairly extensive list of application and signatures which could possibly be leveraged for this purpose.

    Lumention offers this service as part of their suite of endpoint management which competes with KACE. I would like to see this added to KACE;

    84 votes
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    This is under consideration but not planned for the next release, Please continue voting if you’d like to see this feature prioritized for a future release.

  19. Upgrade to Windows 10 via K1000

    What will be the plan for upgrading Windows 7 & 8 computers through K1000? We have Windows Update set to be handled via K1000, so users cannot use Windows Update, nor would we want to manually sign each computer up to have the option to upgrade to Windows 10 when it releases.

    An option to have the K1000 do this for us would be great and save people a lot of time.

    69 votes
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  20. Granular access control in regards to which scripts can be run and how

    I would love to give my help desk direct access to our kbox in a limited fashion. I would need to limit the specific scripts that they can run, and possibly the number of machines they can run the script on at once.
    It would be absolutely horrible if someone were to reboot all 14,000+ agents we have at the same time.

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