Citrix, WebEx Remote Control Packages Connect Users

By Anne Chen  |  Posted 2005-04-04 Print this article Print

GoToMyPC Corporate 4.1 and MyWebEx PC Pro cover Web-based basics, but the latter has first-release jitters.

With work rarely stopping after an employee leaves the office, remote control applications have become a necessity at many organizations.

Web-based remote control applications are often easier for users to navigate than VNC (virtual network computing) or SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) VPNs. Remote control applications are also more flexible, allowing IT managers to add new users easily without having to write one policy for full-time employees and another for contract workers or business partners.

eWEEK Labs recently tested Citrix Systems Inc.s Citrix GoToMyPC Corporate 4.1 and WebEx Communications Inc.s MyWebEx PC Pro. Our tests show that Citrix has built on the strength of previous versions of GoToMyPC, adding new management and security features. On the other hand, WebExs product showed its rookie status in tests, delivering spotty performance. Still, with WebExs robust Web conferencing technologies to draw from, we believe MyWebEx PC Pro should overcome its first-release woes.

Click here to read the full review of GoToMyPC Corporate 4.1. Click here to read the full review of MyWebEx PC Pro. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis about productivity and business solutions.
As a senior writer for eWEEK Labs, Anne writes articles pertaining to IT professionals and the best practices for technology implementation. Anne covers the deployment issues and the business drivers related to technologies including databases, wireless, security and network operating systems. Anne joined eWeek in 1999 as a writer for eWeek's eBiz Strategies section before moving over to Labs in 2001. Prior to eWeek, she covered business and technology at the San Jose Mercury News and at the Contra Costa Times.

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