Remote Desktop Manager vs. Kaseya VSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Remote Desktop Manager
Score 8.4 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Remote Desktop Manager (RDM) from Canadian software company Devolutions is a remote administration and credential management tool for securely centralizing multiple remote connections and sensitive data.
$299.99
per year
Kaseya VSA
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Kaseya Virtual System Administrator (VSA) is a cloud-based Remote Monitoring and Management software. VSA unifies the monitoring of system infrastructure and endpoints and is designed for use by IT teams and MSP’s. It offers a robust crowd-source automation scripts library, as well as antivirus and malware capabilities with real-time threat alerts.N/A
Pricing
Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Editions & Modules
Single User
$299.99
per year
Enterprise
$9999.99
per year
Platinum
Contact Sales
Unlimited Users, Multiple Sites, Worldwide
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
Remote Desktop Manager
8.1
44 Ratings
2% below category average
Kaseya VSA
-
Ratings
Screen sharing7.823 Ratings00 Ratings
File transfer7.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session8.438 Ratings00 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile7.922 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations8.142 Ratings00 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management8.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard8.535 Ratings00 Ratings
Session record9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Annotations9.125 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts5.214 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.335 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Remote Desktop Manager
-
Ratings
Kaseya VSA
5.3
12 Ratings
28% below category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings5.812 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings5.312 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Remote Desktop Manager
-
Ratings
Kaseya VSA
7.3
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Patch Management00 Ratings7.411 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.911 Ratings
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User Ratings
Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(44 ratings)
9.5
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(7 ratings)
5.5
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Remote Desktop ManagerKaseya VSA
Likelihood to Recommend
Devolutions
If you have lots of servers to manage, lots of credentials, different protocols, documents, other files, and need a single tool to manage it, this is the tool. Active Directory integrated, user and groups permissions, audit everything, keep data in encrypted files or in a database, customize everything, even the installer,
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Kaseya
If the software functioned as it was intended, it would be probably a 7 out of 10. It lacks the majority of customization that SolarWinds N-central supplies, but also supports some customization that other solutions we have tried do not. Again, if the software didn't consistently break, the ability to implement automated scripting via PowerShell and the capacity to manage 10+ endpoints at once in different windows is great.
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Pros
Devolutions
  • Customer service delivery, whereby you can connect to clients to assist and resolve an incident.
  • Working from home logging onto office based machine.
  • It helps to attend to a problem more quickly, thereby saving the cost of relocation and commuting to distant places.
  • Speed and cost elements are critical here.
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Kaseya
  • Being able to see systems that are not within the local network allows us to be able to troubleshoot and work with the end users no matter where they are or where we are as it is cloud based.
  • Several functions can be "automated" so staff do not have to keep going back and scanning for updates, push Windows updates and or push sensor updates.
  • VSA offers a variety of system information about all of the assets that have the endpoints installed on them so we can easily see the system specs without having to actually connect to them and pull up the SysInfo on each unit.
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Cons
Devolutions
  • I would like to see advanced auditing in the Devolution's drive data source like there are in some of the others. But that's just something I'd like to see, it doesn't hinder my using the app.
  • I would love to see even more addons available from even more software and service developers, but again the addon manager is great already so it's not a hindrance what so ever.
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Kaseya
  • Support - Like all other competitors support is OK but the product is robust enough to reduce support requirements.
  • Customer Service - another team that is a bit poor especially when the issue involves multiple departments. Otherwise, the direct rep is very friendly and professional.
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Likelihood to Renew
Devolutions
I've been using RDM for about 10 years now. I started with the free version, which I used for a few years, and eventually switched to the Enterprise version. I can never go back now! I use this tool for everything and cannot see doing my job without it! Whenever we have someone new come in or bring in a vendor/contractor, they always ask me what RDP tool I'm using. Once I explain about it's features and all, they're usually instantly sold on it. :)
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Kaseya
Excellent product with easy learning curve
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Usability
Devolutions
I use this tool for almost everything in my day to day job. I launch the VMware VI Client from RDM. I launch vSphere Web Client Sessions from RDM. I RDP from RDM. Access Dell iDRAC and HP iLO via RDM, as well as Cisco UCS Manager and iKVM. I have saved SSH Sessions to my VMware hosts. I have URLs saved to get to things like IPAM, etc
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Kaseya
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Support Rating
Devolutions
I've never had to use support as I've never had an issue. That said, you can open a support ticket right from the UI. The user forums are active, and there are thousands of threads covering many topics. Very easy to get support if needed. This is an easy ten.
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Kaseya
It was lots of back and forth email communication whenever I tried to solve my connection issues. I would send them detailed logs of the date, time, computer, and more of when I was experiencing connection issues. All I would get is an email back a few days later saying that they didn't find an issue in the service
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Implementation Rating
Devolutions
The implementation was completely successful. We had no issues!
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Kaseya
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Alternatives Considered
Devolutions
  1. The types of sessions. You are not limited to just RDP sessions, you can do SSH, Web Browser, iLO, or really any session you can imagine that you might use to connect to a remote service
  2. The extensions, add-ons, and features of RDM. You simply can do a lot more.
  3. Automation - There's additional things you can do that help automate your workday to make things easier
  4. The interface - It's easier to navigate and deal with multiple sessions at a time.
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Kaseya
There are other products that do some of what Kaseya does, but I've not personally worked with another product that does everything Kaseya does. Sure there are plenty of remote control products, but products that do as much as Kaseya are few and far between. Hard to go wrong with the sheer scope of functionality!
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Return on Investment
Devolutions
  • A common place for storage for all users. Instead of employees using multiple different password management systems, they all use Remote Desktop Manager to store them now.
  • We don't have to buy licenses from multiple vendors when everyone uses Remote Desktop Manager.
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Kaseya
  • It has increased the efficiency of operational tasks for our technicians
  • It has change the speed at which we are able to deploy updates and software patches
  • It caused us to spend additional money on more security tools due to concern from breaches
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