Windows Feature Symantec pcAnywhere New security settings maintain the status of Symantec pcAnywhere as the premier secure remote control application. New Quick Connect feature provides one-click connections to frequently accessed computers. You can enjoy greater control with many new "in-session" features designed to make you more efficient at troubleshooting or working remotely. Primary and secondary authentication offers additional flexibility and security for authentication.
Security Many pcAnywhere systems still sitting ducks Symantec warns that its product should not be connected directly to the Internet, yet an estimated , computers are configured to allow direct external access InfoWorld Despite warnings from security software maker Symantec not to connect its pcAnywhere remote-access software to the Internet, more than , computers appear to remain configured to allow direct connections from the Internet, thereby putting them at risk. Over the weekend, vulnerability management firm Rapid7 scanned for exposed systems running pcAnywhere and found that tens of thousands of installations could likely be attacked through unpatched vulnerabilities in the software because they directly communicate with the Internet. Perhaps of greatest worry is that a small but significant fraction of the systems appear to be dedicated, point-of-sale computers, where pcAnywhere is used for remote management of the device, says HD Moore, Rapid7's chief security officer. Now offering a day free trial!