Why remote access is still important today? Despite the clouds, many companies prefer to keep their sensitive documents on their own hardware because of safety concerns. On the other hand, it is an inexpensive and fast way to rescue your team, when there is a technical hitch or a system crashes. In this article, we are exploring some of the best products to get a quick and easy access to a remote computer.
What solution to adopt for remote access/control? Technically, the match is between on-premise server based solutions and software based solutions. The first approach has the great advantage of ensuring the highest level of security; the latter is appealing because no hardware is needed.
Contrary to what readers could expect, prices do not change so much on passing from a solution to the other. While there are inexpensive servers for remote access, like R-HUB`s Turbomeeting, some software can be very expensive because of its license system.
R-HUB`s Turbomeeting (http://www.rhubcom.com)
Highest level of security;
Remote access from any mobile device;
No need of IT team, being R-HUB`s remote support servers plug-and-play products;
Unattended remote support.
R-HUB Turbomeeting merges the advantages of the traditional on-premise server based solutions with the advantages of software based solutions. The result is a fast, scalable, easy-to-use and easy-to-install product that can be the right solution for a huge range of customers with different needs, from small businesses to charities.
Price: R-HUB`s remote support servers start from $295. R-HUB flat license policy allows you to add a virtually unlimited number of clients at zero cost.
Yuuguu (http://www.yuuguu.com )
Multitasking: it handles web conferences, remote access and collaboration.
No need to download any software or sign up.
100 minutes free each month.
This app with a tricky name is a browser-based solution. It means that the only requirement is having a web browser installed on the pc. Remote access happens through web browsers as well.
Coming to price, the yearly license costs 74 euro per person that hosts a Yuuguu session.
LogMeIn ( http://www.logmein.com)
Compatible with a large number of platforms.
Easy-to-use and rich in functionalities, like remote printing, file sending from desktop to desktop, remote diagnostics, analytics and monitoring.
Free version available.
LogMeIn is one of the most popular and easy-to-use platforms for remote control. Its free version offers all the necessary functionalities for a basic usage. Though, there are also many versions of the product with similar features, which can be sometimes a bit annoying.
Price: a one-pc license starts from 249$ a month.
No need to pre-install software.
Flexible: it can be utilized also by big organizations.
Techinline is presented as an ideal solution to quickly inspect remote desktops and solve technical issues. Chat sessions to troubleshoot problems are available and the ability to copy and paste files as well.
Price: Techinline license starts from 30$ per month.