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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.


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.


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.


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.



Further information on PC-Duo Plus, and a fully functional evaluation copy
may be obtained from the Vector Networks' web site:
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.

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For more information, please contact:
Rose Ross
Tel: +44(0)20 8255 5225

Phil Robinson
Vector Networks
Tel: +44(0)1827 67333

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.

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