On-demand collaboration applications and services leader WebEx, now part of Cisco, today announced that WebEx PCNow, an on-demand, remote-access service for both desktop and wireless devices, has extended its support to include the Apple Mac. The cross-platform support helps enable PCNow users to make any connection (PC-to-PC, PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC and Mac-to-Mac) providing seamless telecommuting and easy access to files and programs on either platform. Mac users can register for a free 30-day trial at http://www.webex.com/go/macworld
“PC at work, Mac at home? No problem. The cross-platform support that PCNow delivers is a significant step in providing Mac users easier integration into the enterprise,” said Jack Chawla, director of product management, Cisco WebEx, in the press release. “It’s bridging the gap between our digital lives, from home to work computer, proving WebEx is committed to delivering the leading products for remote tasks from anywhere, at anytime.”
WebEx PCNow is the first remote-access solution to support both PC-to-PC and phone-to-PC access. This new version now also provides cross-platform support including PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC and Mac-to-Mac. Designed to deliver the same experience as working on one’s own computer, WebEx PCNow provides an easy-to-use, highly secure connection from any computer via any Internet connection delivering the capability to do desktop searches, find contacts, use the calendar, work on documents and send and receive e-mail.
Additional new WebEx PCNow features include:
• Cross-Platform Support — Provides PC-to-PC, PC-to-Mac, Mac-to-PC or Mac-to-Mac support all with AES-128 encryption and authentication yet is firewall friendly for easy remote connection.
• Guest Invite — Invite a guest to view and/or control the desktop of your PC or Mac.
• Remote Webcam Streaming — Watch and listen from your remote computer.
PCNow is available today for US$10.35 per month. More info here.