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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

I think for ANY environment it's worth taking it out for a test drive. It's very powerful, especially when using the agent to connect to sessions where the end user doesn't need admin rights but when not in a VDI environment it likely would perform better with its built in functionality to ask for elevation.It is really powerful, even with the ability to run command line scripts without the user seeing (kind of a built in psexec) and it does work with Mac and Linux to some degree too so it really is worth trying out regardless of your environment. It may be just what you're looking for and the sales folks at DRE are not pushy at all, at least in my experience, and give great advice even at the expense of selling less licenses!
Billy Votta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

ConnectWise Control
8.5
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
7.5
Screen sharing
ConnectWise Control
9.3
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.6
File transfer
ConnectWise Control
8.6
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.6
Instant message
ConnectWise Control
8.4
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
7.4
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
ConnectWise Control
7.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
ConnectWise Control
7.8
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
7.3
Over-the-Internet remote session
ConnectWise Control
9.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
ConnectWise Control
8.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
6.2
Remote management of servers & workstations
ConnectWise Control
8.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.6
Remote Active Directory® management
ConnectWise Control
8.8
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
Centralized management dashboard
ConnectWise Control
8.4
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.2
Session record
ConnectWise Control
8.6
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
7.3
Annotations
ConnectWise Control
9.1
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
6.5
Monitoring and Alerts
ConnectWise Control
8.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
6.2
Multi-platform remote control
ConnectWise Control
8.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
6.7

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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

  • Works great with devices that are outside of the organization's network.
  • Console can be used via the app or web based.
  • DRE works with Windows, MAC, and Linux.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

  • Names of computers in DRE should mirror the actual computer name in AD and not have nicknames. We adjust laptop and desktop names according to their location. If the DRE name isn't manually updated, it can make a lot of confusion.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

No score
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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

No score
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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE) 8.3
Based on 13 answers
I haven't had to contact their support. However, SolarWinds in general has great customer support. I cannot imagine a specific product like this would be lacking.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere tops Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager and Remote Desktop Protocol. It's feature set far outweighs the competition and is infinitely more secure than RDP.SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere also allows access to other operating systems on your network, allowing a single application for multiple functions.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

No score
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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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

  • Drives down costs on fuel for vehicle use.
  • Drives up billable time able to work on multiple issues at once for billable.
Tyler Gibb | 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

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ConnectWise Control
8.9
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

ConnectWise Control
8.7
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Usability

ConnectWise Control
8.5
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Reliability and Availability

ConnectWise Control
9.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Performance

ConnectWise Control
7.8
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Support Rating

ConnectWise Control
6.1
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)
8.3

Online Training

ConnectWise Control
7.5
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Implementation Rating

ConnectWise Control
8.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

Scalability

ConnectWise Control
7.0
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Everywhere (DRE)

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