pcAnywhere 9.0 Distinguished As Analyst Choice By PC Week
Management Platform Support, Expanded Windows NT Authentication, and Preconfigure Options Cited as Key New Features
CUPERTINO, Calif. August 19, 1999 Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced that pcAnywhere 9.0 won PC Week's coveted Analyst's Choice Award. The
award was announced in the publication's August 2, 1999 edition.
"PC Week is one of the industry's primary sources of factual, mindfully
researched and tested product information. As evidenced by its consistently high
subscriber base, readers regard the magazine as a serious tool for helping them
make intelligent buying decisions. As a result, it is an honor, that pcAnywhere
9.0 was selected as Analyst's Choice and called the best remote control solution
available today," said Christopher Calisi, vice president, Symantec Corporation.
"In tests of pcAnywhere 9.0, the preconfiguration features, management platform
tie-ins, expanded Windows NT authentication and other features added by Symantec
Corp. worked well, in most cases they are unequaled in competing remote control
packages, and the update is a PC Week Labs Analyst's Choice," according to the
Analyst Ken Phillips concludes the review with the statement that pcAnywhere 9.0
"is the best and easiest-to-manage package we've tested."
pcAnywhere 9.0 began shipping in June 1999, with an increased focus on providing
corporations remote management and remote support capabilities. IT professionals
worldwide use pcAnywhere for remote troubleshooting and help desk support, and
for providing connectivity for remote and mobile users. This proven,
comprehensive solution lets you connect to any computer anywhere and operate it
as if you were there. Help desk personnel can more quickly identify and resolve
user problems without traveling to the remote machine. Mobile and remote
employees can quickly and easily access office-based files and applications from
pcAnywhere commands 76 percent of the retail remote control market according to
PC Data's June US Retail Market Share Report and 85 percent of the corporate
remote control market according to PC Data's June analysis. pcAnywhere is also
regularly featured on PC Data's list of top 10 selling business software
Customers interested in evaluating pcAnywhere 9.0 or upgrading their current
pcAnywhere implementations to version 9.0 can call 1-541-335-7000.
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market
and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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