10 top Remote Access solutions reviewed

IT Central Station users review the highest rated remote access vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Remote access is becoming increasingly popular, and the need for businesses to provide it as an option to third parties and their employees is growing steadily. Yet, with security a hot topic for most businesses today, getting remote access right means making sure it's deployed and secured in an effective manner and ensuring a solution can meet the dynamic needs of business today.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated remote access vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here's a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


Average Rating: 9.2

Top Comparison: Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Overview: TeamViewer lets you connect to any PC or server around the world within a few seconds. Remote control a partner's PC as if you were sitting in front of it. Available in over 30 languages, TeamViewer is one of the world's most popular providers of remote control and online meeting software.

XenApp (Citrix Virtual Apps)

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Microsoft App-V

Overview: XenApp solves IT challenges with scalable and secure application delivery by providing remote access to Windows apps and data over any network, on any device and now enables employees to access Linux virtual desktops side-by-side with Windows resources for a complete workspace experience.

ConnectWise Control

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: TeamViewer

Overview: ConnectWise Control is a fast, reliable, and secure remote support, access, and meeting solution. You can use remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines.


Bomgar Remote Support

Average Rating: 9.4

Top Comparison: TeamViewer

Overview: Bomgar Remote Support Software is the only remote tool you need. Most support organisations have multiple remote tools because no single tool works across all their operating systems or across all their networks. Bomgar is different. Simplify support, improve security, and increase efficiency with one remote solution.


LogMeIn Pro

Average Rating: 9.8

Top Comparison: TeamViewer

Overview: Helping people and businesses access their digital lives from virtually anywhere, on any device.


Microsoft Remote Desktop Services

Average Rating: 6.7

Top Comparison: VMware Horizon View

Overview: Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data centre from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.

Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager

Average Rating:  9.7

Top Comparison: TeamViewer

Overview: Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralise all your remote connections, passwords and credentials into a unique platform that can be securely shared between users. Drive security, speed, and productivity through your organisation while reducing risks for your IT department.

LogMeIn Rescue

Average Rating: 8.0

Top Comparison: LogMeIn Central

Overview: LogMeIn Rescue delivers unparalleled remote IT support technology that allows enterprises to better manage mobile remote support and remote desktop support helping users across PC, Mac, iOS, Android support, and more. LogMeIn Rescue is truly on the cutting edge of the remote technical support industry.


Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: TeamViewer

Overview: GoToMyPC is a web-based screen-sharing product that allows you to access your computer from any other Internet-connected computer in the world. With GoToMyPC, you have the flexibility to work where, when, and how you want. Use your computer's programs and applications, read and send email, edit files, and access network resources as if you were sitting in front of it.

Check Point Remote Access VPN

Average Rating: 7.0

Top Comparison: F5 BIG-IP

Overview:  Remote Secure AccessProvide users with secure, seamless remote access to corporate networks and resources when traveling or working remotely. Privacy and integrity of sensitive information is ensured through multi-factor authentication, endpoint system compliance scanning, and encryption of all transmitted data.