1 new from $150.00

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Symantec pcAnywhere 11.5 Host & Remote

Platform : Linux, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Pocket PC 2002
3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
  • Remotely manage Linux as well as Windows systems
  • Manage both platforms from Java-enabled Web browser
  • New bandwidth auto-detect; support for Windows preinstallation environment
  • Secure remote-computer management; built-in AES 256-bit encryption
  • Powerful, efficient file-transfer capabilities; host conferencing
1 new from $150.00

Save on digital download Learn with Rosetta Stone


Product Description

Product Description

Symantec’s pcAnywhere 11.5 is the world’s leading remote control solution. Now you can use it to remotely manage Linux as well as Windows systems, freeing you from command-line Linux tools. You can even manage both platforms from a Java-enabled Web browser running on a system of your choice. Enhanced video performance includes the new Bandwidth Auto-Detect feature, which automatically optimizes the performance of pcAnywhere over all types of connections. And support for the Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment helps you get crashed systems back up and running quickly. Built-in AES 256-bit encryption—the same security technology used in many government and financial applications—now protects communications between pcAnywhere clients and hosts. Need to troubleshoot problems when you’re on the go? New pcAnywhere Mobile enables you to access a pcAnywhere host from your Microsoft Pocket PC over any TCP/IP connection, wired or wireless. pcAnywhere also features powerful, efficient file-transfer capabilities that let you transfer files across different platforms. A connection wizard helps new users launch pcAnywhere quickly, and Host Conferencing permits multiple concurrent remote connections to a single pcAnywhere host—a great tool for training or collaboration. Resolve helpdesk issues quickly, manage remote computers securely, and work across multiple platforms easily with versatile pcAnywhere 11.5.

From the Manufacturer

Symantec's pcAnywhere 11.5 is the world's leading remote control solution.* Now you can use it to remotely manage Linux as well as Windows systems, freeing you from command-line Linux tools. You can even manage both platforms from a Java-enabled Web browser running on a system of your choice. Enhanced video performance includes the new bandwidth auto-detect feature, which automatically optimizes the performance of pcAnywhere over all types of connections. And support for the Microsoft Windows preinstallation environment helps you get crashed systems back up and running quickly. Built-in AES 256-bit encryption--the same security technology used in many government and financial applications--now protects communications between pcAnywhere clients and hosts. Need to troubleshoot problems when you're on the go? New pcAnywhere Mobile enables you to access a pcAnywhere host from your Microsoft Pocket PC over any TCP/IP connection, wired or wireless. pcAnywhere also features powerful, efficient file-transfer capabilities that let you transfer files across different platforms. A connection wizard helps new users launch pcAnywhere quickly, and host conferencing permits multiple concurrent remote connections to a single pcAnywhere host--a great tool for training or collaboration. Resolve helpdesk issues quickly, manage remote computers securely, and work across multiple platforms easily with versatile pcAnywhere 11.5.

*Top-selling remote access software product from August 1999 through June 2004 based on The NPD Group's retail Top-Selling Business Software list.

Key Features:

  • Remotely manage Linux as well as Windows systems, freeing you from command-line Linux tools. You can even manage both platforms from a Java-enabled Web browser running on a system of your choice.
  • Enhanced performance that includes the new bandwidth auto-detect feature, which automatically optimizes the performance of pcAnywhere over all types of connections. And support for the Microsoft Windows preinstallation environment helps you get crashed systems back up and running quickly.
  • Built-in AES 256-bit encryption--the same security technology used in many government and financial applications--that now protects communications between pcAnywhere clients and hosts.
  • The ability to access a pcAnywhere host from your Microsoft Pocket PC over any TCP/IP connection, wired or wireless, with new pcAnywhere Mobile.
  • Powerful, efficient file-transfer capabilities that let you transfer files across different platforms. A connection wizard helps new users launch pcAnywhere quickly, and Host Conferencing permits multiple concurrent remote connections to a single pcAnywhere host--a great tool for training or collaboration.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0006DNVWA
  • Item model number: 10318995
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 11, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,582 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

     Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

[...] Terminal Services does not include a simple to configure (or use for that matter) file transfer function. PcAnywhere is still tops in file transfer functionality. The Command Queue in versions 11.0 and above is simply sweet. Load up file transfer and transfer over as many files as you like in the order you choose. You don't have to wait for the last file(s) to transfer before you move on to other files. You just keep selecting files to transfer and PcA puts them into a queue list to be sent in the order you selected them. You can rearrange this list as well, as it's processing. Sure, there are a ton of PcAnywhere alternatives, but without FTP/HTTP or VPN connections to transfer files (which may also require more firewall fiddling), PcAnywhere gives you the capability and does so very well. If you don't need to transfer data/files, then by all means, use RDC (Remote Desktop Control) or Terminal Services or VNC or....well, you get the picture. And those are only the tip of the remote control software iceberg....but PcA is still one of the best all inclusive tools around.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Product worked great. The wizard allows for easy setup for a new connection. Ive used several previous versions of pcanywhere and as far as ease of use the previous versions are not in the same league as the current one.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I use PC Anywhere every day to admin systems and I can tell you 11.5 is not a upgrade it will only slow down your access and cause other issues with the performance of your system. This must have been a rush release. I have went back to 10.5 and will probably stay ther until I am convinced Symnatec has released a quality upgrade to this product. I contacted about these things to no avail. It sounds like just about everyone else rating this product feels the same. I like 10.5 and previous versions but somebody really let the quality slip on 11.5
1 Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I have a PC in the livingroom for showing videos, slides, etc for my 2 year old. I had to come out of my study to switch programs for him since he is still on a high chair at a safe distance from the monitor and keyboard. With this wonderful product, I can remotely control the livingroom pc from my study and I know exactly what's being shown on that pc's monitor. This is something that terminal service CANNOT do! I also use it among the several PC's I have and save the cost for KVM switches!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
It was the wrong size (way too large) I sent the specs on the light It is 5 1/4 Inches. The one sent is 7.0 inches.send me the one that fits and i will send this one back.Thanks
Don C. Mills
Bigfoot Pest Control
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
There is no longer any need for this product. Remote Desktop, also known as "Terminal Services", built into Windows XP Professional, is far faster and works better than pcAnywhere ever did.
Comment 26 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?