Symantec’s pcAnywhere 9.0 reduces remote network management

By : |July 27, 1999 0

Symantec has introduced pcAnywhere 9.0, the leading remote
control and file transfer system for mobile users and the IT professionals who support
them. pcAnywhere Version 9.0 features easier central administration, improved integration
with industry-leading network management solutions, increased security and enhanced
Internet-based functionality. These new features provide support staff and mobile workers
a secure and flexible solution for reducing remote management and support costs.

Version 9.0 eases deployment by enabling
IT professionals to pre-configure installation and runtime settings as part of the remote
installation procedure. Using an enhanced Host Administrator utility, pcAnywhere 9.0
provides access to remote Windows 95/98 and Windows NT systems and the capability to
reconfigure, start, stop and connect to the pcAnywhere host on the remote system. The
utility also enables administrators to view the security log on each machine. A Microsoft
Management Console (MMC) snap-in and can be integrated into any MMC-based console.

pcAnywhere 9.0 integrates into Norton
System Center, a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in module that can be integrated
into any MMC-based console, providing a single, consistent interface for remotely
deploying and managing pcAnywhere as well as other Symantec solutions. pcAnywhere 9.0’s
administrative functions can also be integrated with Microsoft’s System administrative
functions can also be integrated with Microsoft’s System Management Server
(SMS), Computer
Associates’ UniCenter TNG, Tivoli’s Management Server, Computer Associates’ UniCentre
Tivoli’s NetView management solution, and Remedy’s Help Desk 4.0 and Action Request
Systems. pcAnywhere 9.0 allows IT managers to benefit from remote control technology today
while insuring their investment against future implementations of centralized management

To ensure secure remote control sessions, pcAnywhere 9.0
addresses IT professionals’ most critical security concerns. This latest version includes
Windows NT authentication capabilities, allowing remote user authentication against the
Windows NT server and group names on the Windows NT domain server and enabling IT
professionals to leverage the Windows NT security scheme for all of their Windows 95/98
and Windows NT systems.

pcAnywhere’s remote security features provide restricted
drive access, data encryption, file transfer rights and more. pcAnywhere 9.0 now further
protects against unauthorized access by providing a warning message when a host has been
launched without desktop security features enabled.

pcAnywhere now also supports access over Virtual Private
Network (VPN) connections for secure access via the Internet. Check Point VPN-1 solutions
enable pcAnywhere customers to surf the Internet securely while managing systems remotely.
Symantec and Yahoo!, a leading global Internet media company, have teamed to provide
integration with Yahoo! Pager( for the pcAnywhere 9.0 product and a
free copy of Yahoo! Pager is included on the pcAnywhere 9.0 CD. pcAnywhere users can now
easily find and communicate with each other through Yahoo! Pager and a pcAnywhere session
can be launched.

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