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30 November, 2011 - 10:37 By News Desk

RealVNC gives beauty brand hi-tech makeover

Andy Harter, CEO of RealVNC

Luxury beauty brand Molton Brown is using Cambridge UK technology from RealVNC throughout its global retail network.

Molton Brown products are popular with many of the world’s top hotels and airlines.

It has deployed VNC® Enterprise Edition throughout its global retail network.

With a portfolio of 50 stores in the UK and hundreds of stockists across 70 countries, VNC Enterprise Edition gives the UK head office fast and secure access to sales figures from all of the retail systems around the world with no disruption to staff or customers.

Although a global brand, 85 per cent of Molton Brown’s manufacturing facilities, as well as its corporate headquarters, are based in the UK. IT support is outsourced but the internal IT team still need to collate confidential sales data in-house.

“We chose VNC Enterprise Edition after evaluating a number of VNC remote access solutions,” said Tanay Taank, VP Information Technology at Molton Brown.

“The speed and simplicity of establishing a session as well as the unobtrusive nature of RealVNC’s solution were key factors. Now our IT technicians can access retail systems even outside of trading hours or when staff are busy with customers. As much of this data is confidential it is important that all sessions are authenticated and strongly-encrypted to ensure the secure transfer of data.”

With VNC Enterprise Edition now installed on every Molton Brown POS and back-office PC system across the globe, the centralised UK-based IT team has round-the-clock access to global sales figures by polling the information from head office. All this can be done without having to rely on the retailer to send the sales figures to them manually.

Dr Andy Harter, CEO of RealVNC, said: “Molton Brown’s application reflects the flexibility, value and ROI of VNC Enterprise Edition. By automating the secure remote access and polling process across global sites, VNC saves time and money and removes the hassle from local staff.”

Designed and built by the original inventors of VNC, VNC Enterprise Edition allows one computer to take control of another computer from anywhere in the world, with cross-platform support for the widest range of operating systems, including Windows, Mac and UNIX.

VNC Enterprise Edition comprises a small VNC Server application on the machine to be controlled and a VNC Viewer component on the controlling machine. With no agents or centralised servers required, VNC Enterprise Edition enables trouble-free installation and use.

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