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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex Support

We use WebEx Support Center in the IT department to support users as well as work with vendors remotely. This applies to physical desktops, laptops, and Virtual Desktops. We have around 200 employees. Most employees work in one of our offices, but we do have at least 5-10 users who are more frequently remote than they are in the office. It helps us remotely access machines we wouldn't otherwise have access to, due to lack of physical access. It's excellent for troubleshooting access problems from users' personal machines, as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

One key item to consider is the user base. Are they typically all on the network where you can access them directly or is the majority of the workforce you are supporting with the tool remote? If they are always remote, I would probably seek another solution. There are solutions that have the client check in component allowing you to connect as needed without the user having to use a provided link. This may be for support or for updates, etc., that the admin needs to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Cisco Webex Support
6.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.1
Screen sharing
Cisco Webex Support
5.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
File transfer
Cisco Webex Support
6.6
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
Instant message
Cisco Webex Support
7.4
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.8
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Cisco Webex Support
8.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Cisco Webex Support
9.3
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
Cisco Webex Support
5.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.1
Initiate remote control from mobile
Cisco Webex Support
8.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
Cisco Webex Support
4.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
10.0
Remote Active Directory® management
Cisco Webex Support
4.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.4
Centralized management dashboard
Cisco Webex Support
5.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.4
Session record
Cisco Webex Support
9.1
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.5
Annotations
Cisco Webex Support
6.8
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
7.7
Monitoring and Alerts
Cisco Webex Support
4.6
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.7
Multi-platform remote control
Cisco Webex Support
9.3
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.6

Pros

Cisco Webex Support

  • Simple Remote Access - WebEx Support Center works with either a permanent install or temporary executable, so you don't have to worry about users being particularly comfortable or knowledgeable about software installation. It also doesn't matter if the user is on an account without admin rights, you can still connect and see what's going on using the temporary executable.
  • Robust Access Options - You can take see the user's screen, take control of their screen, send files, and retrieve files. It's a great tool for troubleshooting issues that users might be experiencing and doesn't depend on them being able to find the files that you need to properly troubleshoot their issues.
  • Great performance - Even when users don't have a particularly great internet connection, you can still typically get good results and help them quickly. You're not going to do it over dial-up (if that even still exists for anyone), but it works acceptably well even over very modest DSL or satellite internet connections.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • DameWare has been a very reliable solution for remote support for out team.
  • With multiple authentication options, we are able to connect to computers that have been dropped from the domain.
  • The secure file transfer in DameWare provides and quick and easy way to pass files to/from employee computers saving us time during support.
Michael Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Webex Support

  • During initial setups it can be a little confusing.
  • The look and feel is a little rigid. It feels like it is in need of a smoother UI update.
  • When a new user is introduced to webex and they are asked to share their desktop, it maybe a little difficult for the user to navigate to the correct buttons.
Shawn Oudavanh | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • Perhaps popup messages that guide a user to where they need to go when sharing a session with another remote user to allow them full access as well.
  • When the toolbar gets minimized it can be difficult to get it restored.
Brett Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex Support

Cisco Webex Support 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The Enterprise package we purchased (Event Center, Remote Support, Meeting Center, and Training Center) for 100 users is the same annual price as GoToMeeting for 25 users. We will renew as it is a package deal. If it were just WebEx Remote Support, we would not renew at all.
Zak Gunnells | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.5
Based on 11 answers
This application is one of my most used tools when it comes to supporting end users and the network as well. I don't have to run all over the place to get things done when I can access multiple computers on the network at the same time to accomplish multiple tasks in a minimal amount of time.
Brett Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Webex Support

Cisco Webex Support 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Honestly, there are people available. But none of them will help you with your issues. They just keep assigning new service engineers who are often clueless.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.9
Based on 9 answers
Because it has enhanced my ability to trouble shoot more issues during the day. Instead of having to go to each machine and spend time at the machine, I can remote in from my desktop and assist the person 90 per cent of the time. I also use it from home to remote in which saves me the time from having to return back to the workplace.
Jeanne Moffat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Yes, always available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The application always seems responsive to me
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Support

Cisco Webex Support 5.7
Based on 4 answers
As a user of Cisco Webex Support, I have never had to contact Cisco for technical support as it is a very easy to use tool.
Julio Cesar Lara Favela | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.9
Based on 16 answers
I use a Samsung mobile device; DameWare Mobile was working and then after an Android update it started crashing. I reported the issue to DameWare and worked with the technicians and developers to gather data for them to correct the issue. They quickly published a beta release for me to test (which corrected the crashes) and then published an update to the Google Play Store.
Michael Chambers | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was excellent
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The videos were more than sufficient to learn the product
John Knierim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 9.0
Based on 21 answers
It helps greatly if you know someone already using DameWare Remote Support. I was fortunate as my tech support guys were using it at their hospital and assisted me through the purchase, download and implementation of remote support. As well as, knowing how many licenses to purchase at the time. You have to make sure that anyone assisting in IT can have access to the program with their own license.
Jeanne Moffat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Webex Support

Logmein GoToAssist
    • Logmein-GoToAssist is the product we used previously and still to some degree use with WebEx Support Center. It was not always reliable and suffered with network congestion but worked quite well for us, we as a team feel that WebEx Support Center is a more reliable and a better overall product. This to me is due to the simplicity of the UI and ease of use as well as the quality of the network performance.
Kaseya with VNC Connect
  • We use within Kaseya for our internally servers and local office users due to cost and efficiency, but it is more intended as console-level access and has a bit more features then WebEx Support Center, however is not good for remote support for our users who travel as it is slow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

We previously utilized LogMeIn. They increased the pricing of their solution which made us reconsider it. I inherited LogMeIn. I am not a big fan of hosted solutions for some vital IT processes. There was convenience in LogMeIn, but there were also risks about the solution that I was never completely comfortable with. I had utilized DameWare at a previous company, so I knew what I was getting with it. It was an easy decision for me to make. DameWare is an exceptional product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Webex Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
You get an 8 because of the constant initial freeze on most connections. Takes a reconnect to have it work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Webex Support

  • WebEx Support Center works fabulously for us. We're all a very tech-savvy, experienced team, and WebEx Support Center is an excellent product for that skillset. We can get in and out of a machine quickly to diagnose an issue, with very little effort on the part of the user we are assisting.
  • WebEx Support Center is certainly more expensive than the previous product we had for this, GoToAssist. It is a bit less user-friendly of a UI, but overall performance is better.
  • We use WebEx as our primary collaboration/meeting software across our entire enterprise, as it integrates well with our Cisco DX, MX, and SX video teleconferencing units. Our users are used to WebEx, so using it for support purposes was only logical. The tight integration across a wide variety of products is great form a licensing cost standpoint and UX standpoint.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

  • DameWare has allowed us to maintain our non-traditional approach to IT support. It allows our administrators to work from anywhere and has extended their reach to clients domestic and abroad.
  • Return on investment was realized as soon as we purchased the licenses. We don't have to maintain a large office space or overhead costs due to the flexibility it allows our administrators.
  • First call resolution has increased drastically since implementing DameWare company-wide. The user no longer has to wait to reproduce an error. We can screen share and view it as it happens and mitigate the issues.
Marc Cummings | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco Webex Support

General

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

Cisco Webex Support Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)

General

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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Editions & Modules

Edition
Dameware Remote Support$3881
Dameware Mini Remote Control$2762
  1. per technician, unlimited end-users
  2. per technician, unlimited end users
Additional Pricing Details
DameWare Remote Support and Mini Remote Control are licensed based on the number of technician users that use the software for remote administration. There are no limits or restrictions for the number of end-users supported or the number of remote endpoints/computers supported. As you buy higher counts of licenses, the per-seat pricing goes down giving you a reduced total price.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex Support
4.5
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex Support
9.1
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.5

Usability

Cisco Webex Support
7.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.9

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0

Performance

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.5

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Support
5.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.9

In-Person Training

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0

Online Training

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0

Implementation Rating

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
9.0

Scalability

Cisco Webex Support
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.0

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