Apple has released two updates to its Apple Remote Desktop desktop management software.

The Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 Admin and Apple Remote Desktop 3.3.1 Client updates combine to offer a slew of improvements. They include better support for computers behind NAT routers,added support for finding client computers via wide-area Bonjour, improved performance of encrypted file copies, encrypted screen sharing connections and the despach of function keys for actions such as Force Quit, Log Out, and the Application Switcher. Apple details all of the improvements in a new support document.

Apple Remote Desktop 3.3 requires OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5.7 or later, or OS X Server 10.4.11 or 10.5.7 or later. The software costs $299(£181) for a 10 Managed Systems edition, or $499(£302) for an Unlimited Managed Systems version, and is a free update to Remote Desktop 3 users.