Network Computing Names pcANYWHERE32 Editor's Choice Version 8.0
Outperforms Seven Competitorsš Products, Including Offerings from Netopia, Stac,
Vector Networks, Compaq, Funk Software, Artisoft, and Traveling Software
Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the worldwide leader in
communications applications, today announced that HREF=http://www.symantec.com/pca/index.html>pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 was named Editoršs Choice in
an exhaustive evaluation of enterprise remote control products published in the May 15, 1998, issue
of Network Computing. This award is the latest in a series of recent awards for pcANYWHERE. In March,
the product was awarded the prestigious 1998 Mobility Software Product of the Year from Mobile Insights.
In June, it was named to Windows Magazinešs influential WinList of recommended products.
"Our top finisher, pcANYWHERE, offers a strong application architecture with versatile security methods
for user access, securing both the client application and host access,˛ wrote Network Computing editor
Mike Fratto. "Additionally, it offers tight integration into Windows 95/NT, leveraging NT Domain
security. It offers broad support for numerous network protocols and solid session scripting for
automating remote control sessions."
To test and compare each product, Network Computing installed eight enterprise remote control
solutions in its Real-World Lab at Syracuse University. Editors then performed two tests to determine
how well each application performed under duress. First, to test platform stability, they initiated a
remote control session and dropped the client-side interface on the intervening router to simulate an
unreachable host-a common network occurrence. Then, to examine how well the server acts after numerous
connections, for six hours they repeatedly launched remote control sessions to determine if the host
retained system resources after multiple connections. After carefully evaluating the results of the
tests, editors concurred that pcANYWHERE32 outscored each of the competing seven products to earn the
distinguished Editoršs Choice award.
"We are extremely pleased that pcANYWHERE32 has distinguished itself in Network Computingšs rigorous
review process and has been named the best-performing enterprise remote control solution," said
Christopher Calisi, vice president of the Remote Productivity Solutions Business Unit at Symantec.
"The results of this review confirm that as the number of remote users increases within the corporate
enterprise, pcANYWHERE32 is uniquely prepared to address the mission-critical demands of the enterprise
customer." pcANYWHERE32 v8.0 offers users remote control, file transfers, and general communications
with modem, cable, and network connections in one box. Users can run pcANYWHERE32 as either a host,
a remote control commander, or a gateway.
Symantec Corporation helps make users productive and keep their computers safe and reliable anywhere
and anytime. Symantec offers a broad range of solutions and is acclaimed as a leader in both
customer satisfaction and product brand recognition. The company is focused on addressing customer
needs in three main application areas: the Norton product line of anti-virus and PC-assistance
products; the pcANYWHERE, WinFax and ACT! product lines that cater to remote user productivity; and
the Cafe product lines in Internet development tools.
Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, Japan and several
fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Traded on Nasdaq under the symbol
SYMC, Symantec Corporation is based in Cupertino, California and employs more than 2,000 people.
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