Macintosh Network Management Made Even Easier with
Availability of Apple Network Assistant 3.5
New Release Offers Network Managers Improved Management Capabilities
CUPERTINO, California -- August 24, 1998 -- Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced the availability of Apple Network Assistant 3.5, the latest
version of the Company's remote management software. Designed for network
administrators primarily in business and education markets, Apple Network
Assistant 3.5 simplifies the task of managing a group of networked Mac
OS-based computers from a central location over TCP/IP and AppleTalk
"For our business and education customers, Apple Network Assistant 3.5 is
the clear choice for simplified Macintosh networking," said Phil Schiller,
vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple Computer, Inc.
"Apple Network Assistant 3.5 provides all the commands needed to remotely
access and manage systems, saving network administrators time and money."
Apple Network Assistant 3.5 Features:
* Remote management capabilities, allowing network administrators to launch
programs, monitor Internet usage on the network and remotely turn off
computers. Other remote management features include software distribution
and deletion capabilities that make it simple to keep all networked
Macintosh computers up-to-date.
* Native support for TCP/IP, enabling network managers to set and change
various Internet and TCP/IP settings, including IP addresses.
* Improved security, providing greater flexibility and enabling network
administrators to assign multiple levels of system access for deployment in
* Asset management, allowing network managers to track equipment and
* Improved support for screen-sharing over slower network connections (28.8
modem or faster recommended).
For use on client stations, Apple Network Assistant 3.5 requires a Mac
OS-based computer with 68020 or later processor (including PowerPC
processors); System 7.1 or later; 4MB RAM; and a network connection
(Ethernet recommended; required for Share Screen functions). For use on
administration stations, Apple Network Assistant 3.5 requires a Mac
OS-based computer with 68030 or later processor (including PowerPC
processors); Mac OS 7.6.1 or later; 8MB RAM; display with at least 640 by
480-pixel resolution; CD-ROM drive (on administration system or server);
and a network connection.
Pricing and Availability
Apple Network Assistant 3.5 is available now as a stand-alone product from
Apple and Apple resellers worldwide for the estimated retail price of U.S.
$399 for a 10-client pack, and $249 for a 10-client pack in education. ANA
3.5 is also included as part of the Apple Network Assistant Toolkit 2.5.
Customers may purchase Apple Network Assistant from Apple via the Apple
Order Center at (800) 293-6617. For information on volume licensing, visit
http://www.apple.com/sales/volumesoftware, or call (800) 747-7483.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission -- to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, business persons and consumers in over
140 countries around the world.
Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple Computer, Inc.