Symantec pcAnywhere Solution uses remote control technology. You can then connect to another computer or server and work as though you are sitting in front of it. pcAnywhere Solution supports network connections over a local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), or the Internet.
It might be helpful to understand some pcAnywhere terminology. For example, the client computer is called the host computer because it hosts the connection. The administrator's computer is called the remote computer or the console. This terminology comes from mainframe computing, where a remote user usually connected to a server or a mainframe computer. In pcAnywhere, the in-session frame is called the viewer.
In most cases, a remote user initiates the connection. They provide the information that is needed to connect to the host computer. The remote user can also select options to increase security or optimize performance. To make a connection, the host computer must be set up to wait for incoming pcAnywhere Solution connections.
pcAnywhere Solution includes the pcAnywhere Web parts for configuration, Notification Server reports, the pcAnywhere Manager interface, and the pcAnywhere Solution software. You can also install Access Server. Access Server is used as a gateway to allow remote control of the computers that are behind firewalls and other NAT devices.