Symantec and HP Integrate pcAnywhere With New
HP OpenView Desktop Administrator
Technology Integration Allows Administrators and Help Desks to Lower Costs and Enhance
CUPERTINO, Calif. Nov. 10, 1999 Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC) today
announced the integration of its new pcAnywhere 9.0 remote support solution with
the new HP OpenView Desktop Administrator Version 5.0 from Hewlett-Packard
Company. HP will provide the integrated version of pcAnywhere as an option to its
Desktop Administrator 5.0 customers, allowing them to save valuable time and
The integration of pcAnywhere 9.0, an advanced remote control solution for
facilitating easy deployment, administration, and management of desktop PC's,
enables HP OpenView administrators to access any Windows-based computer
throughout the entire IT infrastructure, lowering the overall cost of desktop
support. Help desks can launch a pcAnywhere session and provide hands-on
troubleshooting and remote support to LAN-based, remote and mobile workers
directly from the HP Desktop Administrator console.
"Whether desktop administrators and help desks are using the integrated products
to upgrade and configure PC software or check for Y2K compliance, this
integration allows them to more quickly and cost effectively manage systems and
troubleshoot and fix PC problems," said Robin Matlock, vice president of product
management, Symantec Corporation. "Additionally, tightened security in version
9.0 enables administrator's to use remote management in a secure environment."
What's New in pcAnywhere 9.0 For HP OpenView Desktop Administrator 5.0 Customers
pcAnywhere 9.0's enhanced security includes Windows NT user and group
authentication on Windows 95/98 host, SNMP messaging which quickly alerts
administrators of pcAnywhere activities, and central logging and auditing. All of
this is viewed and managed from within the Desktop Administrator console.
Version 9.0 also provides LDAP support allowing administrators to more easily
locate and connect to pcAnywhere hosts and gateways on large networks, intranets
and the Internet.
"Providing a world-class remote-control solution that works within the Desktop
Administrator console allows our customers to provide a greater level of support
and manageability to their customers," said Olivier Helleboid, acting vice
president and general manager of HP's OpenView Software Business Unit.
"pcAnywhere 9.0's focus on remote management and remote support make the new
integration even more valuable to HP OpenView Desktop Administrator users."
About HP OpenView
HP is one of the world's largest providers of integrated management solutions for
applications, systems, networks, software, desktops, security, storage and IT
services. HP OpenView solutions are at work in more than 120,000 multivendor
distributed computing environment worldwide. Together with offerings from more
than 200 partners, HP OpenView offers a complete portfolio of services and
management solutions on all major platforms. Information about HP OpenView and
its solutions can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.openview.hp.com.
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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