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By pporcella ·
pcAnywhere leaves a large opportunity for security problems at my company. We have audited ourselves with a third party auditor and have since shutdown all pcAnywhere usage. Does anyone have a suggestion on a very "secure" program that allows you totake over a pc's desktop remotely, either by dialin or across a LAN/WAN? It has to be a program touted by the IS industry so I can submit it to management for scrutiny. We really need it for dialin access/pc takeover(desktop). LAN/WAN optional. thx,

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hero in training(Peter P)

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by Iain Ogston In reply to Replacement for pcAnywher ...

Try VNC. It's free. More info at...

http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/

By combining the VNC software with freely available SSH clients/servers a secure and encrypted connection can be established between clients and servers, even over dialup. There are numerous discussions on this in the VNC mailing lists.

They have patches available to add zlib compression to the system which reportedly enhances performance over slow links such as dialup connections.

VNC access can be via a dedicated client application (platform specific) or via a web browser with Java. At most you would need to open two ports on your organisations firewall(5800 and 5900). These port numbers are configurable. If you implement SSH then only port 22 wouldbe required (standard SSH port).

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by MikeWalsh In reply to Replacement for pcAnywher ...

I would recommend LapLink 2000 - as a commercial application - if this is of interest. An overview of which is available here -http://www.laplink.com/products/ll2k/overview.asp

I use LapLink and had checked out pcAnywhere but found this more secure and reliable.

Hope this helps.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Replacement for pcAnywher ...

LanDesk... it allows complete remote control of workstations (even via dialup) with full security. Our company (my agency) uses it exclusively to troubleshoot and repair over 3500 PC's nationwide from a single location.

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by jyee In reply to Replacement for pcAnywher ...

Peter, the best solution is to go with Thin Clients - Citrix. Everything you'll need to know is at http://www.citrix.com/. If you're looking for something that is fast and secure, this is it since it offers many levels of security by default.

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by _Larry In reply to Replacement for pcAnywher ...

I've done a nominal check myself, with the main issue being security. VCN is powerful, with a lot of support for deployment. Citrix's WinFrame & MetaFrame are virtually bulletproof for med to large companies. You didn't say what Nos, but by rel.2of W2K this summer, along with Citrix cutting edge technology they have all the secure messaging connectors for MS's Advanced SRVR.
I work at a small company and we use Timbuktu for us road kill. Reliable with no holes even w/NT. They also have anEnterprise Edition on the table. Then there is CompAssociates Unicenter TNG. Like Fort Knox.

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