McAfee Acquires Remote Windowing for NT

McAfee Acquires Remote Windowing for NT

McAfee, a network security and management products provider, has acquired a 32-bit remote windowing technology for Windows NT. The technology was developed by Dr. Gerhard Eschelbeck, a world-renowned computer scientist at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria.

Remote windowing software allows client workstations to remotely execute applications residing on a host computer. McAfee purchased the technology from Interactive Distributed Systems, a company spun out of the University to market Remote Desktop 32, the first commercial implementation of remote windowing.

Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, McAfee made a sizable endowment to the university`s computer networking department, which will fund future McAfee-sponsored research into advanced Windows NT network administration technologies. Concurrent with the acquisition, Eschelbeck was appointed managing director of McAfee`s newly opened Window NT research facility located in Linz.

While traditional remote control products rely on external software for their remote administration capabilities, Remote Desktop 32 leverages the 32-bit operating system services of Windows NT and Windows 95 to provide native protocol support for TCP/IP, ISDN and asynchronous remote access services for native communications over LANs, WANs, asynchronous phone lines and the Internet.

Unlike traditional remote control products which must transfer actual images across the communications line, Remote Desktop 32 leverages native operating systems services to reproduce images without a lengthy file transfer. McAfee will also integrate the product into its network management product line in addition to its standalone offering.

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  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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