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By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2003-07-14 Print this article Print

CrossTecs NetOp Remote Control 7.6, released last month, shows how far "traditional" methods of remotely accessing client PCs have come. NetOp Remote Control 7.6 includes new support for Windows Server 2003, the Tablet PC operating system and Mac OS X.

NetOp, priced from $179 for a one-host/one-guest combo pack, stacks up well against other remote software options, such as Symantec Corp.s PCAnywhere, providing a comprehensive suite of enterprise functions.

Enterprises can roll out and fine-tune NetOp according to their needs: The package enables IT staff to change anything from connection mediums to encryption schemes. PCAnywhere provides similar capabilities.

NetOp and other software options are more of a chore to set up than services such as GoToMyPC because customers must deploy client software, and the software wont run on every operating system. In addition, configuration tasks are more complex.

However, packages such as NetOp provide remote control modules that allow larger enterprises to roll out a robust remote access solution.

Technical Analyst Francis Chu can be reached at francis_


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