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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.9 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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

In situations in which you have high-end, up-to-date hardware systems, Take Control will thrive. Using the software on older system, or clients that do not wish to update to current OS/hardware, Take Control will suffer.
Kevin Hull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

Cisco Webex Support
7.0
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
7.9
Screen sharing
Cisco Webex Support
6.0
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.8
File transfer
Cisco Webex Support
6.6
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
7.0
Instant message
Cisco Webex Support
7.4
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
Cisco Webex Support
8.9
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.2
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Cisco Webex Support
9.3
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
6.3
Over-the-Internet remote session
Cisco Webex Support
6.0
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.1
Initiate remote control from mobile
Cisco Webex Support
8.9
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
5.6
Remote management of servers & workstations
Cisco Webex Support
4.8
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.5
Remote Active Directory® management
Cisco Webex Support
4.8
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.5
Centralized management dashboard
Cisco Webex Support
5.1
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
9.1
Session record
Cisco Webex Support
9.1
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.6
Annotations
Cisco Webex Support
6.9
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.5
Monitoring and Alerts
Cisco Webex Support
4.6
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
8.4
Multi-platform remote control
Cisco Webex Support
9.3
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
6.6

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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

  • Easy to use remote support.
  • Easily and securely access sensitive systems.
  • Easily set-up our end users with the ability to remote access to their own desktops as needed.
Anonymous | 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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

  • Copy and paste functions from the host to a remote desktop is cumbersome.
  • Screen sizing is an issue for lower resolution devices (servers).
Anonymous | 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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Support

Cisco Webex Support 5.8
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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

Take Control can be accessed through a browser whereas Windows Remote Desktop requires settings on the PC and device to remote into the end device. Installing the end devices application has mostly been a flawless install with limited setting configurations. GoToMyPC has often required a reboot of the end device in order to get it working.
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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

  • Looks professional and the ease of addressing issues raised by the RMM gives clients confidence in me as their provider.
  • Managed Service clients tend to appreciate minimal work interruption, so quick connections that don't require user interaction is great.
Les Klassen Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Cisco Webex Support

Pricing Details

Cisco Webex Support

General

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

N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex Support
4.6
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex Support
9.1
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

Usability

Cisco Webex Support
7.0
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

Support Rating

Cisco Webex Support
5.8
N-able Take Control (formerly Solarwinds Take Control)

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