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1003 Ratings
3 Ratings
Top Rated
1003 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control is very well suited to IT teams managing overall infrastructure, both internal and MSP's. It shines as a dependable tool that just plain works. I have already highly recommended it to peers in the industry. It is not suited for providing individual users access to their own machines. Its geared as a tool for IT and less so a tool for end users.
Andrew Haskell | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

Well suited to environments where IT staff need to access multiple servers/systems at the same time, cutting down on time wasted opening multiple windows.Not so useful for users that only need to access one system remotely, as most of its functions are largely unused in that case.
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Control
8.5
mRemoteNG
8.7
Screen sharing
ConnectWise Control
9.3
mRemoteNG
File transfer
ConnectWise Control
8.6
mRemoteNG
Instant message
ConnectWise Control
8.5
mRemoteNG
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ConnectWise Control
7.9
mRemoteNG
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Control
7.8
mRemoteNG
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Control
9.0
mRemoteNG
Initiate remote control from mobile
ConnectWise Control
8.0
mRemoteNG
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Control
8.7
mRemoteNG
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Control
8.8
mRemoteNG
8.0
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Control
8.4
mRemoteNG
Session record
ConnectWise Control
8.6
mRemoteNG
Annotations
ConnectWise Control
9.1
mRemoteNG
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Control
8.0
mRemoteNG
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Control
8.7
mRemoteNG
9.0

Pros

ConnectWise Control

  • Self-hosted - this is great for me and makes it easy to control my data, which is important for my clients.
  • Mobile Access - being able to quickly diagnose and resolve an issue while on the road is great.
  • Persistent - "always on" connections with screen capture.
  • Great User Interface and chat works exceptionally well.
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

  • Tabbed Views. Each server remote desktop is viewed in its own separate tab, similar to a web browser. This makes it much quicker and easier to switch between them than using separate windows.
  • Storing credentials. You can configure it with log on credentials for each system, saving time on accessing as you don't need to enter a password each time.
  • Multiple connection types. I use the traditional RDP the most, but mRemoteNG allows many different connection types, similar to Putty.
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ConnectWise Control

  • If CWC integrated with more RMM software other than LabTech it would be great as LabTech is way too expensive and convoluted at this point so we discontinued using it in favor of a simpler and much less expensive option.
  • Though it does support multiple monitors well, it would be nice to have the ability to have it automatically pop each remote monitor out to the local monitors if so desired.
  • Right now it uses email for multifactor authentication, I would rather it use an electronic key that can be stored on cell phone or user desktop.
  • The ability for it to automatically login to a Windows desktop would be a big help as well. It will store a username and password but you must manually send a control-alt-delete and then click a button to have it fill. Tying to something like Lastpass along with an autologin feature would be great.
Mike Vaughan | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

  • The user interface for configuration is a little basic, and not obvious for a new user to set up connections. It could be a bit clearer how to do that.
  • It does not seem to automatically update itself to new versions - though older ones work fine, you can miss out on some new functions if you don't check for updates manually.
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.7
Based on 38 answers
I would recommend this product for both internal remote control of end user workstations and remote access to other clients over the internet. It provides a secure and feature rich product that allows me to complete any necessary tasks without ever leaving the office. I will continue to renew as I'm eager to see what they do next. I would however wish the cloud service had a better API to work in conjunction with team collaboration or chat services to make it easier to connect with end users who use multiple workstations. (Slack or Stride provide this functionality)
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.5
Based on 28 answers
On the whole SC is a very powerful tool that is a vital part of the IT service arsenal. On-site visits are an "emergency" only type of scenario. Just "showing your face" is not winning any browny points for me. If my client sees my face, it's usually just to upgrade hardware or to deal other aspects of business. SC provides me and my client the bulk of the info I need to get projects done.
Sam Segura | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The past 45 days, only had one outage that lasted about 15 minutes. NOT TOO SHABBY! There have been some unexpected reboots and moves but not a show stopper in any way.
Sam Segura | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.8
Based on 8 answers
It performs well. It also has full control over windows security and does not get hung up like GoToMeeting when trying to install remote software at the prompt to install as admin / override. I have used TeamViewer, WebEx, LogMeIn and GoToMeeting. This is by far the best at spontaneous, remote control. It is also very easy to get a novice user connected to the session.
Tresha Ivey | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 6.1
Based on 50 answers
There have been two times when something has went wrong and I needed immediate assistance in order to be able to use Screenconnect to be able to help clients and response has not been immediate. The response time has been within 24 hours. Both times if there had been easier to navigate self help I would have been able to help myself. With better self help and a speedier response it would definitely be a 10 as they always respond and help. Just a little more difficult or slow than it should be at times
Bradley Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
Never actually needed to use support so have no idea - honestly it's simple enough to use I'd be surprised if anyone really needs support with it.
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.5
Based on 24 answers
I find ScreenConnect to be very simple and effective overall, with the main problem being that a number of my clients can't download the app due to existing firewalls and so on. Otherwise it does its job well, and I'm happy with it.
Michael Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 8.0
Based on 20 answers
ConnectWise has done everything they could to help us in any situation. Great support team and their new updates are always providing features that we need. Its a simple solution that works the way we need it to. Their legacy pricing model is still much better than their subscription based model however it is still fair pricing
Craig Lockley | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

ConnectWise Control

We selected ConnectWise based on the recommendations of a key contractor and used it in comparison with several other interfaces. It seemed to be the simplest and most effective solution for the problems we were seeing with remote access. We don't have dedicated support personnel or even an IT department, so it helps to keep things simple.
Brad Orfall | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

mRemoteNG is far more useful than LogMeIn when on the same network, or VPN as the servers, as it allows multiple server screens open in multiple tabs. LogMeIn is much more useful when working out of the office for its ability to connect anywhere, but each system accessed is in a separate window making navigation a little tricky. Sometimes I use them in tandem however, LogMeIn to access a machine in my network, then mRemoteNG to access multiple machines from there!
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control 7.0
Based on 16 answers
As far as I can see there are no real barriers to scaling up - as and when we need more subscriptions, we can add them in with no negative impact to the existing way that we're using the tool
Michael Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

ConnectWise Control

  • We have been able to increase our response times and support more clients resulting in 35% increase in support revenue
  • The Triggers has allowed us to build a monitoring service that we offer to our clients as a service with recurring fee.
  • It has definitely strengthened existing customer loyalty and has bought us new clients.
David Lloyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

mRemoteNG

  • Unquantifiable, really. It has definitely saved me time, and while each day it might not be much, over the course of a year I'm sure it has made an impact to my productivity level overall.
John Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ConnectWise Control

General

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

mRemoteNG

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
8.9
mRemoteNG
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.7
mRemoteNG

Usability

ConnectWise Control
8.5
mRemoteNG

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
mRemoteNG

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.8
mRemoteNG

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
6.1
mRemoteNG

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
mRemoteNG

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
mRemoteNG

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
mRemoteNG

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