SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) vs. ManageEngine Endpoint Central

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
DameWare Remote Support from Austin IT company SolarWinds is remote administration software for the remote control of desktops, laptops, and servers behind or outside the firewall, allowing registry editing, restart services, logging activity, account and password management, and more. The mobile app also provides access from a phone or tablet. DameWare Remote Support licensing is per technician, the number of end-user remote machines is irrelevant; one technician may receive a license for…
$276
per technician, unlimited end users
ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Desktop Central from ManageEngine is a client desktop management with patching, remote control, and configuration.N/A
Pricing
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Editions & Modules
Dameware Mini Remote Control
$276
per technician, unlimited end users
Dameware Remote Support
$388
per technician, unlimited end-users
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDameWare 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.
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Community Pulse
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Considered Both Products
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
Chose SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
We choose Dameware due to its price and ease of use while also providing security around the product.
ManageEngine Endpoint Central

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)
8.5
65 Ratings
3% above category average
ManageEngine Endpoint Central
-
Ratings
Screen sharing10.053 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer10.050 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant message8.047 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication8.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers9.035 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session8.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile9.025 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations9.158 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management7.239 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Session record8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Annotations7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control7.231 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(66 ratings)
9.0
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(13 ratings)
9.5
(4 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(10 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(9 ratings)
8.2
(7 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
5.0
(8 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Configurability
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS)ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Likelihood to Recommend
SolarWinds
I feel like this is a very robust solution that I would recommend to anyone who relies heavily on remote support. Most of the colleagues I work with already use SolarWinds products to one extent or the other. I feel the price for the solution is very fair and a good value for the product.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine Endpoint Central is fantastic for a set and forget patching tool. This is great for the Windows clients that we have and provides good reporting and ensures machines are kept up to date and gives us good reporting on which machines are vulnerable in our organisation. Linux machines are not as well handled due to the multiple flavours of Linux that are out there. ManageEngine Endpoint Central only manages specific versions of Mac and Linux so it is best to check compatability ahead of time.
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Pros
SolarWinds
  • Troubleshooting computers remotely without the need for the user to even be around.
  • Install software that needs to be installed manually without having to travel.
  • Viewing what the user is doing specifically that triggers the issue, making replicating issues way simpler.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Patch Management is very easy to use and deploy patches each month
  • Inventory Reporting is straight forward with multiple premade reports available
  • Remote Connections are very simple to use, it only takes 15 seconds to find and connect to a device.
  • Software Deployment and the Self serviceportal give you multiple ways of deploying your apps.
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Cons
SolarWinds
  • It would be nice if the installed agent would be able to check in with the server so that I can connect to laptops, etc that have the agent pre-installed for when they are off network.
  • DameWare could do better with the mobile app. I cannot connect in from the outside with the mobile app to provide quick support if needed. This kind of defeats the purpose of a mobile app. If I am on the network, I probably have access to my workstation.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • More granular access level controls for technicians (restrictions for juniors) on the Mobile Device Management add-on
  • Monitoring mobile data usage on mobile devices, this has been in the product pipeline for 5 years, but not yet implemented
  • Ability to remotely support company-owned mobile devices with no end-user permission. End-user needs to allow the remote session, when sometimes that's what we don't want since we're doing an investigation.
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Likelihood to Renew
SolarWinds
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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is considered an excellent product due to its comprehensive suite of solutions for IT management, with ManageEngine Endpoint Central specifically excelling in endpoint management. The platform stands out for its user-friendly interface, robust features, and versatility in addressing diverse IT needs. It offers organizations a centralized solution for endpoint security, patch management, software deployment, and asset management
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Usability
SolarWinds
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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Some of the menu's are a bit hard to manage. The search works well to get you to what you are looking for but clicking through the menu's are not intuitive. The worst part is when you click a link on a configuration page that brings you to another section and does not give feedback on why you are there or how to get back if needed. My advice is always open links in a new tab so that you can get back to where you were.
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Reliability and Availability
SolarWinds
Yes, always available.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Performance
SolarWinds
The application always seems responsive to me
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Support Rating
SolarWinds
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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The local distributor of the product is always available, however most support is received within an hour from India. We've had complex requirements and the support team went so far as to customize their mobile application to suit our unique needs. We honestly can't complain about any support we've received and it's always been very quick.
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In-Person Training
SolarWinds
It was excellent
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Online Training
SolarWinds
The videos were more than sufficient to learn the product
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Implementation Rating
SolarWinds
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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Alternatives Considered
SolarWinds
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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
WSUS (provided by Microsoft) is a MUCH inferior product, no flexibility at all, updates when it wants and how it wants and was generally not suit for purpose. In addition, endpoint offers all the other functionality that WSUS doesn't (as said earlier in my review, remote control, endpoint security and much more).
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Scalability
SolarWinds
You get an 8 because of the constant initial freeze on most connections. Takes a reconnect to have it work.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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Return on Investment
SolarWinds
  • 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.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • With software metering, the real use of applications by users has been identified; in this case, when the license renewal date arrives, users who do not use this application have stopped renewing it. This has achieved savings for the business.
  • The deployment of images has made the onboarding of collaborators faster, this means less downtime and more productivity for the company.
  • By having the laptops patched and without vulnerabilities, there is greater productivity, because the equipment is no longer out of service due to an attack or vulnerability.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds Dameware Remote Support (DRS) Screenshots

Screenshot of DameWare Remote Support Management ConsoleScreenshot of Remotely Connect to Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X ComputersScreenshot of Over-the-Internet Remote Session via Secure Proxy ServerScreenshot of Connect to Remote Computers from iOS and Android Mobile Devices