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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


Neil Meharu

Jewel Libid

Pete Ramirez

Lynn Hy

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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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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.

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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

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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

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User Interface

  • Simple



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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

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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.

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Competing Products

  • GoToMyPC

  • Carbon Copy/Net

  • Laplink

  • Reach Out

  • Timuktu

  • PcDuo

  • NetMeeting

  • VNC

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Secure Remote Control

Custom Installations

Manage servers and Provide Heldesk Support

Price ($48)

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  • pcAnywhere:

    • Requires:

      • Software Installation

      • Security configuration

      • Firewall configuration

      • Configuring the Connection

      • Connection Costs

      • Management Features

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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

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  • Remote Access (remote desktop): enables you to get access to a computer or network from a where at any time

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Key Terms

  • Remote Access Control (RAC)

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

  • Telnet

  • Terminal Services

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  • 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