SmartDeploy vs. KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
If you need a computer imaging tool that can deploy seamlessly to any Windows PC anywhere, we got you. With multiple deployment methods — including over the cloud — plus built-in access to 1,500+ prebuilt driver packs, SmartDeploy offers greater deployment flexibility and true hardware independence.
See how SmartDeploy and KACE Systems Deployment Appliance compare
KACE can image remote machines via a local network — but without the ability to image over the cloud, the process won’t be as seamless. KACE driver packs also cover fewer OEM models than SmartDeploy, so you’ll have to spend time filling in the gaps.
SmartDeploy can support an on-prem, remote, and distributed workforce from one platform. Deploy your Windows golden image and business-critical software via offline media, local networks, or over the cloud (even without VPN). Manage diverse hardware easily with a library of prebuilt and customizable driver packs.
Deploy an image with SmartDeploy in minutes
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance
Prebuilt driver pack library
Remote imaging via cloud
Prebuilt and customizable script packages
Compatibility with Linux systems
How it works
Set up, update, and manage endpoints with greater flexibility and ease. Flexible layers enable you to manage the OS, applications, drivers, and user data independently from each other rather than baking everything into a locked image.
Build your golden image containing the Windows operating system, apps, and settings that you need.
Download any of our prebuilt device driver packages for all the hardware models you support.
Pick the software and scripts you need from our library — or build a custom installer to fit your specific needs.
Save and deploy with ultimate flexibility using any combination of USB, network server, or cloud storage.
Meet some of our customers
Learn how businesses from startups to global leaders use SmartDeploy to streamline their endpoint management.
“The Platform Packs from SmartDeploy are a big benefit. With KACE, we spent a lot of time downloading and extracting all the driver files we needed.”
Ohio Valley School District
Read Ohio Valley School's story
“From start to finish, it took 2.5 hours to reimage the machine from the cloud. This was faster than overnight delivery and more convenient than telling the user to swap out hardware at the office. It’s really a refreshing way of delivering the IT service to users without having users leave their homes.”
Systems Administrator, DRMP
Read DRMP's story
“I like that you can image computers remotely through cloud storage. I also like that you guys provide all of the driver packs so that users don't have to track them down.”
The new industry standard
SmartDeploy is an award-winning solution with a proven track record helping IT teams become more effective and efficient. We think the results speak for themselves.
3 million+ machines deployed
13 years in business
3,200 global customers
4.8 stars at G2 and Capterra
Keep all your users' files and settings consistent while rolling out new hardware
Seamlessly roll out images, drivers, and applications to entirely new devices
Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data
SmartDeploy is not affiliated with or endorsed by KACE. The use of KACE Systems Deployment Appliance on this page is for comparison purposes only. Information last updated: 10/12/2023