31, 2005 TRIDIA CORPORATION IS DISCONTINUING
the development and distribution of the products marketed
as TridiaVNC and TridiaVNC Pro. Support for these products
will be provided to licensed users through December 31, 2005.
After nearly four years of development,
Tridia has come to the conclusion that VNC, including its
many commercial versions, is unsuitable for deployment in
a business environment.
The problems stem from the fact that VNC
was conceived and designed as a point-to-point solution for
remote access and control. As a result, VNC has no means for
centrally managing user authentication, verifying access rights
and limiting access once a connection to the targeted computer
is made, or generating an audit trail of user activity.
Any computer on which VNC is installed will
provide total, unfettered, and anonymous access to anyone,
anywhere who connects with an active password. Deployed in
a business context, VNC represents an unacceptable —
and unnecessary — security and regulatory compliance
In 2004, Tridia announced the availability
of iTivity remote support software, the
world’s first user-hosted software solution for Real
Time Resolution of support and administration needs. iTivity
gives IT professionals
remote access to
UNIX, Linux, and Microsoft Windows severs, desktops, and other
devices — all from a single, centralized server. In
addition, iTivity can be deployed to an unlimited number of
computers and devices at no cost, making iTivity a feasible
alternative for current VNC users.
Tridia is offering current licensed users
of Tridia VNC Pro the opportunity to participate in a limited-time
upgrade program. Under this program, the licensing costs of
Tridia VNC Pro can be applied to new licenses of iTivity.
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