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Nov 15, 2004, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)


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"Symantec's remote management tool is getting its first major facelift in more than a year, with added platform support and a new security scheme.

"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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