HOW SECURE IS YOUR SENSITIVE DATA DURING A REMOTE CONTROL SESSION? Tuesday 5 June 2001 PDF Print PC-Duo Plus v.6.10 Adds a Hot Key Disconnect Combination for Added Remote Control Security Tamworth, Staffordshire, June 5th, 2001 Remote control in the networked environment is no longer an option, its a necessity. Yet security issues for networked desktop users in data sensitive departments such as audit, human resources, legal and compliance, warrant concern when participating in remote control sessions. A compromised database in any one of these departments can cause an avalanche of issues including misappropriation of corporate trade secrets, distribution of personal data and salary history, and release of yet to be disclosed legal matters - just to name a few. Vector Networks has addressed this paramount security issue in their latest release of PC-Duo Plus v.6.10 remote control software, available June 1st, with the introduction of Hot Key Disconnect. Hot Key Disconnect is a combination of keystrokes that enables the user to immediately terminate a remote control session if they feel their information is being compromised. Now, one can access the help desk with ease of mind and heightened security. KNOW YOUR ASSETS PC-Duo Plus is a powerful software bundle that combines remote control and asset management functions into one, seamless utility. Network administrators are offered more than 30 types of asset management reports. Detailed information includes processor type, operating system and descriptive details, CPU type and memory size, network card and address, along with software inventory details and a wide range of other data. It is possible to export any item of hardware or software inventory data for external analysis and reporting. CONTROLLED SECURITY Additional security issues addressed in the latest release of PC-Duo Plus v6.10 include Control Activity Logging. This tracks and securely logs the remote control activity of each Control (IT support personnel). Reports may be produced to monitor where, when and who initiates a control session. PC-Duo v.6.10 makes monitoring for possible abuse of remote control sessions much more effective. Colin Bartram, Vector Networks Product Marketing Director remarks, Our global customer base was very concerned with privacy and security issues. The R&D department quickly responded to their concerns by adding these heightened security safety nets. These security issues affect all industries and need to be addressed quickly by management. The v.6.10 release of PC-Duo Plus offers additional product enhancements including Quick Connect by User Name. Now, support can be delivered to a Client who has logged on to any NT PC within the network simply by using their unique logon user name. PC-Duo will recognize and authorize the Client and enable a support session. Corporate customisation is also available in 6.10. A customer can create a custom Help icon for the desktop. The user can make contact with a pre-defined Control via this icon to call for help from the Help Desk. AUTOMATED ROLLOUT Vector Networks has partnered the release of v.6.10 with its LANdeploy utility, enabling roll-out of the PC-Duo Client in a NT/Windows 2000 environment to be totally automated. PC-Duo Plus v.6.10 is also configured to run on Beta versions of Microsoft Windows XP (Whistler) and Vector will be ready with a comprehensive remote control capability when XP ships. PC-Duo Plus v.6.10 includes support for ISDN MSN Numbers, improved support for Java applications, co-existence with pcAnywhere and Audio Support in the Active X Control. ****** REVIEW COPY OF PC-DUO PLUS AVAILABLE ****** ****** COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY****** AVAILABILITY AND PRICING Further information on PC-Duo Plus, and a fully functional evaluation copy may be obtained from the Vector Networks' web site: http://www.vector-networks.com or by contacting Vector Networks at: 01827 67333. PC-Duo Plus prices range from 66 per PC at the 10 PC level, to 30 per PC at the 1000 PC level, with further volume discounts at higher levels. The product is sold worldwide through Vector offices in Atlanta and the UK and some 50 distributors in the U.S., Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Far East. ** All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. ** For more information, please contact: Rose Ross Omarketing Tel: +44(0)20 8255 5225 E-mail: email@example.com Phil Robinson Vector Networks Tel: +44(0)1827 67333 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Information: PC-Duo Plus is also available with software distribution, under the LANutil Elite brand name. This combination provides help desk, system administration and support staff with a shared easy-to-use relational database with highly detailed information on desktop hardware and software configurations, and the capability to roll out regular updates to desktop applications. One-click in the LANutil console provides immediate remote control of a selected PC. Vector Networks is a privately owned company, which specializes in the development of Windows NT based products for management and support of networked PCs on LANs and WANs. With a history stretching back into developments on Compaq's OpenVMS datacentre operating system, Vector combines rigor in software design with the innovation necessary to succeed in today's market. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Omarketing Limited in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.