"Symantec's remote management tool is getting its first major
facelift in more than a year, with added platform support and a new
"Symantec's pcAnywhere 11.5, due the first part of December,
lets administrators manage servers or end users' workstations
without having to be physically present. With the pcAnywhere
running as a host on a machine, the IT staffer can run a client
program from anywhere in the world and do anything from update the
latest security patch to executing a program.
"The update by the Cupertino, Calif., company is further
acknowledgement of the growing popularity of Linux in the
enterprise. Since its initial launch, pcAnywhere has been a
Windows-only application, but that's been expanded to include Red
Hat Linux and Novell's SUSE Linux. On the desktop, the remote
management tool can sit on the KDE and GNOME platforms..."
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