best remote control software?

What software do you recommend for remote control. VNC, RDP, ETC....

Also is this used via WAN or local LAN.


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Posted by: jknox 10 years ago
Red Belt

It kind of depends if you want to pay for a solution or not.  I like Bomgar and GoToMyPC for a paid solution.

Free?  UltraVNC or TightVNC both work very well.  I don't have a lot of experience with TeamViewer, but it seems to work pretty well.

Posted by: SMal.tmcc 10 years ago
Red Belt

We use ultra and tight vnc on campus (both free) and teamviewer off campus

  • Remote from Mac to MAC, or PC to Mac? - Timanator 10 years ago
  • We are liking TeamViewer ... We even setup both managed actions on K1 for connecting to both IP address on the LAN and TeamViewer ID on WAN ... Pretty slick - thewuzzles 10 years ago
  • the wuzzles,
    I like the teamviewer idea for Mac. Just wondering, are you guys paying for the product? or using the personal version of it. Also, would you mind elaborating a bit about your deployment? do you have silent installers for the teamviewer agent? or are you installing that manually? - gkhairallah 10 years ago
Posted by: conradsallian 10 years ago
White Belt

Remote Utilities works both in a LAN and over WAN (firewall bypass available). It's free for personal use. 

Posted by: ronfalkoff 10 years ago
Green Belt

If you are looking for an IOS app and need to control 1 machine PC or MAC Pocket Cloud is outstanding!!!!!!!!!

We also use Bomgar and Ultra VNC.

We have also used logmein free and team viewer.

Posted by: GeekSoldier 10 years ago
Red Belt

A product we use in my environment is the Goverlan Administration Suite. It has a remote control application that is available for standalone purchase. It supports agent based remote support for windows clients, RDP for windows clients, and vnc for linux/mac clients. You can connect by IP or Hostname and it does integrate with KACE. The price is far lower than that of Bomgar and coming up in the next software version 8 there will be support for vPro KVM functionality which is one thing Bomgar holds over Goverlan. The admin suite was roughly 600/license with unlimited nodes. The remote control by itself is 200-300 per license. Last time we quoted 6 enterprise licenses for Bomgar it was in upwards of 15K.


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Currently we use it within our internal network that spans 9 different sites. I haven't tried to do anything external with it yet.

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