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Score 8.1 out of 101

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple Remote Desktop

For a small deployment of macOS, I can see where Apple Remote Desktop could suffice. I can see where a company that is strapped for cash could benefit from a knowledgeable employee using it to automate some tasks. I am not comfortable giving an estimate number-wise.For a large deployment of macOS or iOS, this would be a very inappropriate tool. There are far too many obstacles for an app like Apple Remote Desktop to successfully manage a large fleet of macOS computers or really any number of iOS devices. You simply need an MDM solution in this day and age. This will become increasingly necessary, even in small numbers, but MDM providers have started to provide solutions for customers in these situations.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

It is very helpful for deployment across our two campuses. We can remote from CSB campus to SJU campus and even remote to users off campus, and overseas, so long as they have reliable internet access. Because we can do this so quickly and easily, the user sees little struggle when they need to initiate a remote session. They simply provide the IT Staff with the 5 digit asset tag and we can look it up.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Apple Remote Desktop
8.0
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.2
Screen sharing
Apple Remote Desktop
9.5
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.8
File transfer
Apple Remote Desktop
9.4
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.9
Instant message
Apple Remote Desktop
9.2
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.9
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Apple Remote Desktop
8.0
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.7
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Apple Remote Desktop
6.2
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.8
Over-the-Internet remote session
Apple Remote Desktop
9.4
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.8
Initiate remote control from mobile
Apple Remote Desktop
2.6
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
9.4
Remote management of servers & workstations
Apple Remote Desktop
8.5
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.9
Remote Active Directory® management
Apple Remote Desktop
10.0
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.9
Centralized management dashboard
Apple Remote Desktop
8.9
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.0
Session record
Apple Remote Desktop
6.3
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.8
Annotations
Apple Remote Desktop
6.1
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.9
Monitoring and Alerts
Apple Remote Desktop
8.5
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
7.9
Multi-platform remote control
Apple Remote Desktop
9.5
BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
8.9

Pros

Apple Remote Desktop

  • Automator Actions: This is a very cool feature and cost saving as it reduces human effort by automating the workflow of tasks.
  • Curtain Mode: This lets you block your local user's view of the desktop while performing administrative tasks.
  • Spotlight Search: It can perform lightning fast searches on machines using the spotlight search feature of OS X and thus saves a lot of time.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

  • Remote access for macOS computers. We support primarily businesses that use Macs and good macOS support is very important.
  • Maintains logs and screen sharing videos of all sessions. It's peace of mind for us and also helps meet compliance standards that we can tell exactly what happened, every time we access a machine remotely.
  • Allows for easy management of hundreds of computers in a single app. We support hundreds of computers for dozens of companies. Finding the right computer to access is very easy and able to be done with just a few clicks.
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Cons

Apple Remote Desktop

  • I would like to see more included Unix scrips that can be pushed to clients.
  • Inclusion of a way to remote control or screen share with Windows machines would be useful, as I manage a handful of Windows machines. While this would be possible using VNC on the Windows machines, including the ability to connect using Windows terminal connections would be awesome, for me.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

  • Only issue I really have is the jump client goes to queu when our remote vendors shut down their machine. Works in our favor if we lose our connection but that never happens. And this is such a small issue but had to put something in here.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 2 answers
We use it on a daily basis and works well in our environment and could see how other Apple owned organizations would benefit.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 10.0
Based on 64 answers
Bomgar has improved the support we have given as an ICT department and improved the ICT department reputation within the organisation. We have had no issues with Bomgar as a product and it works well. The team at Bomgar are also a pleasure to work with, they follow up with us to see how they can help us use more of the features of the system and really take time to get to know their users and how they use the product.
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Usability

Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop 9.5
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is amazing. You don't have to dig in to look for options. It's not overwhelming and yet a powerful utility.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 8.2
Based on 23 answers
Bomgar is so simple to use that we didn't need to have training to show engineers how to use it, we had them install the client, login, and play around with it, they got the hang of it quite easily and embraced using it with customers. When we were acquired by another company they wanted to use Bomgar, all we needed to do is add them into our LDAP directory and allow them to login, they picked it up and began using it with their customers immediately. The software BEGS people to use it once you try it, you will be hooked! Whether you use it to support internal customers, external customers, access your own machines remotely, or just do file transfers, there is nothing that is as feature rich as Bomgar.
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Reliability and Availability

Apple Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 8.8
Based on 9 answers
The only time I have ever been down was due to needing to update the software on our appliance. Bomgar has always been available when I need it! It's the best product I have used in the last 30 years of working in IT. I highly recommend it to anyone considering purchasing a remote support product.
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Performance

Apple Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 8.4
Based on 7 answers
There is no lag-time at all, no matter how many users we have on the box, it is always entirely dependant on the customers internet speed (as we have a very fast connection), that is the only issue I've EVER seen with Bomgar, no matter how many sessions we run the box is always up, always fast, always working.
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Support

Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to use not very buggy
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 7.5
Based on 24 answers
The support team at Bomgar always goes beyond the call of duty. No question seems to little or big for them to handle. They are there with you from the time you initiate a session or call with them until there is a resolution. You get awesome service. Their reps are always friendly and knowledgeable
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In-Person Training

Apple Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
we didn't have in-person training because their online training was so overwhelmingly well done. Start by looking at the docs: http://www.bomgar.com/docs/content/index.htm if that alone doesn't answer all your questions, there will be a window that pops up asking if you would like to chat with a sales representative, or a support engineer. Either of them can answer all of your questions as easily as if they were standing there with you, or talking to you on the phone, it is truly the power of Bomgar!
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Online Training

Apple Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 8.8
Based on 3 answers
Since we have installed and been running Bomgar software for quite some time now, we have taken the opportunity to attend various web trainings, and they are always very prompt, informative and open to questions/discussions. We appreciate the work that Bomgar does to keep their customer community informed of new features and discussions of further product developments.
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Implementation

Apple Remote Desktop

Apple Remote Desktop 10.0
Based on 2 answers
None, very easy to setup and install.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 9.7
Based on 13 answers
It was easy to get going. You have to pick your features to enable disable and then configure any customizations for the enabled features. It could not be easier to get started. The number of options can be a bit overwhelming at first
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Alternatives Considered

Apple Remote Desktop

I use TeamViewer with users who are having trouble connecting to the VPN. I think TeamViewer is a good alternative when ARD isn't working. However supporting the number of users we support, TeamViewer can come with a pretty hefty price tag.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

Bomgar has broad platform support - IT support staff can use a variety of devices to securely connect to remote computers and devices. This also enables to us consolidate our multiple remote support tools into one (Bomgar), reducing complexity and saving on licensing costs. Extensive API support to enable us to leverage our existing service desk ticketing system. Better TOC with manageable OpEx.IT support personnel can collaborate to resolve more often in first contact with users. Fanatic Bomgar support team.
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Scalability

Apple Remote Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Since the Bomgar Box is BOTH hardware and software, it can be purchased in any capacity deemed necessary, so scalability isn't an issue, Bomgar has the experience necessary to create a design that can support as many customer and agent sessions as you can throw at it. We have never had any issues with the Bomgar box and licenses that we have installed.
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Return on Investment

Apple Remote Desktop

  • Apple Remote Desktop has a positive return on investment because for the expense to the school, the value it brings to teachers is important. The return on improved student performance is very difficult to measure financially, but there is a definite return.
  • The overall objective of education is to increase student learning, ARD does that phenomenally. Parents see the tool used and are impressed at what the capabilities of the tool can do and how it impacts how active their students are as well as how well they can learn.
  • One negative impact is that teachers rely too much on this tool rather than on actually teaching sometimes.
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BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

  • Bomgar will easily turn a 45 minute phone call into a 5 minute support session. You can't get back that extra 40 minutes any faster.
  • Customers who complete the post session survey have all rated the service either high or very high. We love having happy customers.
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Pricing Details

Apple Remote Desktop

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Apple Remote Desktop Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar) Editions & Modules

Edition
Bomgar Connect$49/mo per license
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    Rating Summary

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Apple Remote Desktop
    8.9
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    8.5

    Likelihood to Renew

    Apple Remote Desktop
    10.0
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    10.0

    Usability

    Apple Remote Desktop
    9.5
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    8.2

    Reliability and Availability

    Apple Remote Desktop
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    8.8

    Performance

    Apple Remote Desktop
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    8.4

    Support

    Apple Remote Desktop
    10.0
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    7.5

    In-Person Training

    Apple Remote Desktop
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    9.1

    Online Training

    Apple Remote Desktop
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    8.8

    Implementation

    Apple Remote Desktop
    10.0
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    9.7

    Scalability

    Apple Remote Desktop
    BeyondTrust Remote Support (formerly Bomgar)
    9.1

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