Sunnyvale, Calif --August 10, 1998-- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the worldwide leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today announced that pcANYWHERE32 8.0 won PC Magazine's renowned Editors' Choice Award. In the September 1, 1998 issue, the publication's editors selected pcANYWHERE32 8.0 as the top remote-control solution. Earlier this year, pcANYWHERE32 was named to Windows Magazine's influential WinList and received Network Computing's Editors' Choice award as well as the 1998 Mobility Software Product of the Year award from Mobile Insights.
"PC Magazine is widely recognized as one of the PC community's primary sources of accurate, meticulously researched and tested product information. As evidenced by its consistently high subscriber base, readers around the world regard the magazine as a serious tool for helping them make intelligent buying decisions. As a result, we are very pleased that its editors and reviewers have selected pcANYWHERE from an impressive group of competing products as the top remote-control software," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec.
"Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 8.0 makes all of the right connections," concluded the publication's reviewers. "It offers an array of remote-control and file-transfer features, provides more robust security, and integrates with Windows NT. It also notched excellent scores across the board on our performance tests. Together, these traits make pcANYWHERE the clear choice for remote control."
Editors carefully tested each of the eight competing products for remote control and file transfer, as well as ease-of-use and security. As a result of the tests, editors concluded, "Symantec Corp.'s pcANYWHERE commands a significant share of the remote-control market. After testing the latest version, pcANYWHERE32 8.0, it's easy to see why. The program supports a vast array of platforms; offers comprehensive remote-control, file-transfer, and security features; and consistently delivers above-average performance. Version 8.0 adds better Windows NT support and the ability to connect multiple guests to a single host, making pcANYWHERE the program of choice."
Editors lauded pcANYWHERE's multiplatform support, which includes Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 3.x, and DOS, and noted that it also offers Windows CE and browser-based clients. Reviewers also remarked on the product's "extra" remote-control features, including its ability to switch from data to voice or video conferencing during remote-control sessions as well as its ability to synchronize the video resolution of the host to the guest.
Particularly noteworthy, according to editors, were pcANYWHERE's security features. Reviewers commented that in addition to user names, groups, and passwords, the product supports the Microsoft Crypto API. In addition, reviewers wrote, "We also liked its ability to authenticate users with the Windows NT user manager and domains. pcANYWHERE stores any intrusion alerts in its own log file or the NT Event Log. Other security features let you control drive access, limit a user's connection time, and automatically reboot the host on disconnect."
Editors concluded their reviews saying, "Whether you're planning to squeeze a few extra hours out of each workday by dialing in from home or need a company-wide remote-control solution, pcANYWHERE is the answer . . . Fast, secure, and full-featured, pcANYWHERE is truly the best way to access a PC from anywhere."
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