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PC Anywhere. By: Neil Meharu Jewel Libid Pete Ramirez Lynn Hy. Presentation Overview:. What is remote access control? What is pcAnywhere? Explanation and features. What are some of the competitors? What are the advantages/disadvantages of pcAnywhere? Concluding statement.

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pc anywhere

PC Anywhere


Neil Meharu

Jewel Libid

Pete Ramirez

Lynn Hy

presentation overview
Presentation Overview:
  • What is remote access control?
  • What is pcAnywhere? Explanation and features.
  • What are some of the competitors?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of pcAnywhere?
  • Concluding statement.
remote access control
Remote Access Control
  • Remote access is the ability to get access to a computer or a network from a remote distance.
  • Methods of connectivity: ISPs, dial up modems, a dedicated line, ISDN, wireless, cable modem, and DSL lines.
various types of remote access control
Various types of remote access control:
  • Telnet: computers have remote access over the internet using telnet protocols.
  • Terminal Services: its architecture allows applications and user desktops to be transmitted over the network and displayed via terminal emulation software
  • Desktop Remote Access: RAS application already built-in windows XP.
  • Virtual Private Networking
  • Remote Access software
what is pcanywhere
What is pcAnywhere?
  • pcAnywhere is one of the world’s best selling software from symantec that provides helpdesk support, managing and supporting networks, servers, workstations, and mobile PC’s.
  • It runs on all Microsoft 32-bit platforms
  • The latest version is 10.5, and currently, there is beta testing for 11.0
user interface
User Interface
  • Simple



key features
Key Features:
  • Enhanced Logging: connection failures due to an invalid IP address or security ID
  • Pc Anywhere Packager creates custom install sets that reduce footprint, enforce policies, and customize pcAnywhere
  • Host Assessment tool: The new Host Assessment Tool lets you test the configuration of pcAnywhere hosts to determine if there are other security options that you should take advantage of.
  • Connection status: icon in the system tray now displays information about who is connected to the host
security issues
Security Issues:
  • Remote Access Perimeter Scanner detects unprotected remote access hosts on networks and phone lines.
  • 3 levels of encryption that protects the data stream between host and remote computer.
  • Unauthorized access are eliminated with serialization, IP screening, 9 different authentication methods, and Integrity checking.
competing products
Competing Products
  • GoToMyPC
  • Carbon Copy/Net
  • Laplink
  • Reach Out
  • Timuktu
  • PcDuo
  • NetMeeting
  • VNC
Secure Remote Control

Custom Installations

Manage servers and Provide Heldesk Support

Price ($48)

Simple Interface

  • pcAnywhere:
    • Requires:
      • Software Installation
      • Security configuration
      • Firewall configuration
      • Configuring the Connection
      • Connection Costs
      • Management Features
windows xp
Windows XP
  • Requires
    • Need not purchase software, the Remote Desktop Connection software is preinstalled with Windows XP
    • A remote computer running Windows 95 and a more recent version of Windows must have the Remote Desktop Connection client software installed
  • Remote Access (remote desktop): enables you to get access to a computer or network from a where at any time
key terms
Key Terms
  • Remote Access Control (RAC)
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Telnet
  • Terminal Services
  • Symantec pcAnywhere: http://www.symantec.com/pcanywhere/Consumer/w_new.html
  • Telnet: http://www.telnet.org/htm/support_whatistelnet.htm
  • Windows 2000 Terminal Services: http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/features/terminal.asp