Cupertino, Calif. May 11, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, announced that pcANYWHERE32 was named Best Buy in a challenging round-up of remote access products conducted by Home Office Computing magazine. pcANYWHERE32 won this May 1999 product comparison in which editors evaluated and rated four remote access products for their value, performance, ease of use, and suitability for home office use. Home Office Computing editors called pcANYWHERE32 "the single most flexible remote access and remote control platform tested."
"Thousands of computer users consider Home Office Computing the definitive source for accurate, well-tested information to help them optimize their small-business or home-office environments," said Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec. "As a result, we are very pleased the editors of Home Office Computing have selected pcANYWHERE32 as the preferred remote access product."
The Best Buy award from Home Office Computing is the latest in a series of awards pcANYWHERE32 has earned recently from the industry's most respected publications. A sample of pcANYWHERE32's notable awards include Editor's Choice from Windows NT Magazine December 1998, from PC Magazine in September 1998 and from Network Computing in May 1998. Also in May 1998, pcANYWHERE32 earned a place on Windows Magazine's influential WinList of recommended products.
"Symantec's popular remote access package combines ease of use with speedy file transfers and robust tools," wrote Home Office Computing editors in the recent product round-up. "pcANYWHERE32 is refreshingly quick, especially in terms of screen repaints during remote-control sessions. In most cases, the other programs were maddeningly slow when it came to showing what was happening on the system connected to the other end of our phone line. By contrast, pcANYWHERE32 allowed us to move windows and icons, load programs, and create documents on the remote system with little effort."
In testing each product for performance during complex, processor-intensive repaints, only pcANYWHERE32 was able to send a video frame across the phone connection; "the test was too great a challenge for two [of the] programs, which crashed under the strain," editors wrote.
pcANYWHERE32 also outperformed competitors in file transfer tests, transferring a 1MB test file in just 34.8 seconds and a 5MB image in only 2 minutes and 46 seconds.
"pcANYWHERE32 is overall the most solid program we tested, providing great security features, impressive performance, and most of the advanced features you'll need," editors concluded. "We recommend pcANYWHERE32 to any home-based or mobile worker."
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