The KACE K1000 management appliance is designed to meet the systems management needs of organisations of all sizes, and to help achieve security and regulatory compliance.
In addition to expanded OS support, the K1000 features automated agent updates, and on-demand patch optimisation.
It also provides a multi-object reporting wizard, allowing administrators to generate reports according to multiple criteria and to correlate different aspects of the IT infrastructure.
"Today's organisations face a wide range of IT challenges including endpoint security, regulatory compliance, server management and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), which can make it difficult for resource-strapped IT teams to provide the services and responsiveness that their businesses are demanding," said Lubos Parobek, vice president of product for Dell KACE.
"The Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance provides a highly cost effective computer management solution to help organisations improve endpoint security and achieve regulatory compliance rapidly and without a steep learning curve."
And Mark Murphy, director of global alliances for Canonical, said "The technology landscape is becoming more and more diversified as IT departments increasingly see the value in open source operating systems, a trend that's evident in the growing enterprise adoption of Ubuntu.
"To manage these environments, IT teams need reliable ways of supporting multiple operating systems in a secure and scalable way, which Dell KACE will clearly help deliver."