Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 released

Apple Remote Desktop 3.0 released

After the company inadvertently listed the release in its Export Compliance Product/Country Matrix back in February, Apple has officially introduced Remote Desktop 3.0.

This is the first Universal (Intel-based Mac compatible) release of Remote Desktop 3.0, and includes the following enhancements:

  • System Status Indicators that let administrators quickly check the overall health of multiple systems
  • Abilit to copy files up to 11 times faster than with Apple Remote Desktop 2;
  • Remote Drag and Drop files and folders between local and remote computers;
  • Remote Copy and Paste for simple transfer of text and images between local and remote computers;
  • Persistent Task History and Task Templates to make it easy to save and replicate repetitive tasks;
  • Curtain Mode to hide the desktop of a system while it is being controlled remotely;
  • Application Usage and User History Reports to track software compliance and monitor the use of unauthorized applications;
  • Smart Computer Lists for dynamically managing systems based on specified criteria; and
  • AES 128-bit encryption for secure communications between Apple Remote Desktop 3 and clients.

Apple Remote Desktop 3 is available immediately through The Apple Store, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for managing up to 10 systems and $499 (US) for managing an unlimited number of systems.

More information is available from VersionTracker's Remote Desktop product page.

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