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.