Network Computing Software enables remote desktop control.

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Featuring platform-wide integrated file transfer and dynamic desktop scaling, VNC Enterprise v4.4 allows any user on one computer to take full control of another, regardless of platform, operating system, or location. It offers chat function, address book for VNC server shortcuts, and HTTP support to connect through web proxies and filters. Centralized logging gives detailed audit trail of connections, and incoming connections can be filtered by IP address patterns and ranges.

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Remote Desktop Control Just Got Easier

RealVNC announces new edition of VNC Enterprise Edition

15 July 2008: RealVNC has launched the latest version of its enterprise level VNC, Virtual Network Computing, solution for remote desktop control. VNC Enterprise Version 4.4 is designed to make it even easier for a user on one computer to take full control of another, regardless of platform, operating system or location. For example, mobile devices can be used to mange a remote PC from the other side of the world or local Unix applications delivered to Windows or Mac users.

Designed and built by the original inventors of virtual network computing, VNC Enterprise 4.4 provides ease of use across multiple platforms for even the most inexperienced, whilst retaining the configurability and functionality expected by expert users. Along with a simplified user interface, this new version delivers other features ranging from a chat function and address book for VNC server shortcuts to HTTP support to connect through web proxies and filters.

VNC is already used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide for applications ranging from mobile access and home working to remote maintenance and training, helpdesks and business collaboration. VNC Enterprise Edition provides a fully scalable, robust and secure solution for demanding single and multi-platform environments.

This latest version can be up and running in seconds, even for first-time users, and takes up just a few MBs of disk and memory. A built-in Java viewer also allows access through a browser without installing any software on the controlling computer.

VNC Enterprise Edition 4.4 comes complete with tools for wide-scale distributed deployment, configuration and management and supports more operating systems than any other remote access system, including Windows 95, 98, 2K, ME, NT4, XP, Vista, Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris, HPUX, AIX, Java and WinCE.

"With increasing demand for anytime, anywhere computing, VNC Enterprise Edition 4.4 delivers powerful cross-platform access and control for both experienced and non-technical users," says Dr Andy Harter, CEO at RealVNC. "It is already a highly popular tool for applications such as desktop support and helpdesks, but the new edition opens up the market to meet the needs of increasingly distributed and virtual corporate environments."

Features such as integrated File Transfer and dynamic Desktop Scaling are fully platform-wide and multiple view-only or full-control connections can be made to the same desktop for collaborative working or training. The VNC software automatically configures itself to provide best performance for LAN, WAN, Cable/ADSL or dialup connection speeds.

2048bit RSA authentication and 128bit AES encryption provides industry best-practice security while centralised logging gives a detailed audit trail of connections. Incoming connections can be filtered by IP address patterns and ranges, and the software is configurable to authenticate users with existing domain user-name/password schemes.

The cost of VNC Enterprise Edition starts at just USD 50.00 for a single VNC Server licence, while discounted volume pricing starts at three copies and quickly reduces the unit price to only a few dollars a copy at 1,000 licences and above. In addition, there are academic, governmental and non-profit discounts available on request.

About RealVNC

Based in Cambridge, UK, RealVNC was founded by the original inventors of VNC to promote, enhance and commercialise VNC. The software has a widespread user base from individuals to the largest multi-national companies.

In addition to VNC Enterprise Edition, VNC Personal Edition is ideally suited for the individual home user or small business, while RealVNC also provides OEM licences to embed VNC software into third-party products. Several hardware and software products with embedded VNC are now available on the market.

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