Symantec's pcANYWHERE32 8.0 Wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award
-- Product outperforms seven competitors in remote control; editors call
it 'fast, secure, and full-featured-truly the best way to access a PC from anywhere' --
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
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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