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LogMeIn Rescue

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Rescue

It's well suited for any IT Support organization. Tech support to repair computers. Support role for driver issues such as a printer, scanner, and other hardware. Helping to maintain corporate end-users. Maintaining a sales force that is on the road and not easily accessible. We use it to make firmware updates to copiers, set up drivers for printing, configuring email, and scan-to-folder.
Chip Berg | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

VMware is well suited to a business where there will be many remote users needing to connect to the companies desktop. The installation on a remote computer is simple and is easy to use remotely but can be complicated to set up on the back end on the office system. It may not be worth the effort for a company that has few people who need remote access.
Josh kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

LogMeIn Rescue
8.4
VMware Horizon
Screen sharing
LogMeIn Rescue
9.6
VMware Horizon
File transfer
LogMeIn Rescue
8.6
VMware Horizon
Instant message
LogMeIn Rescue
8.3
VMware Horizon
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
LogMeIn Rescue
8.2
VMware Horizon
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
LogMeIn Rescue
7.9
VMware Horizon
Over-the-Internet remote session
LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
VMware Horizon
Initiate remote control from mobile
LogMeIn Rescue
7.7
VMware Horizon
Remote management of servers & workstations
LogMeIn Rescue
8.9
VMware Horizon
Remote Active Directory® management
LogMeIn Rescue
8.2
VMware Horizon
Centralized management dashboard
LogMeIn Rescue
8.0
VMware Horizon
Session record
LogMeIn Rescue
8.8
VMware Horizon
Annotations
LogMeIn Rescue
8.5
VMware Horizon
Monitoring and Alerts
LogMeIn Rescue
7.4
VMware Horizon
Multi-platform remote control
LogMeIn Rescue
8.9
VMware Horizon

Pros

LogMeIn Rescue

  • There is virtually no lag when using LogMeIn on a client's workstation.
  • The "start as a service" feature is very helpful for using it while UAC is enabled.
  • It typically requires fewer permissions to run on client workstations than other software.
Amber Lesperance | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • It provides a robust, secure, rich desktop environment that is able to access all internal network resources.
  • Addresses security and compliance concerns as all data resides within the internal network. All data accessed stays within the internal network and does not need to traverse a VPN to the local desktop where it may be cached, etc.
  • The connection is thin client that does not require large amount of bandwidth.
  • Client application is available for all common devices and O/S’s.
  • No need to install, configure and maintain applications on local desktop.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogMeIn Rescue

  • Customer Prompting is way too complex. Requires too much of the average user to initiate a clean session.
  • Buggy issue for High DPI desktop settings and / or weir resolution settings
  • Sometimes chat windows becomes unusable and this also kills the ability to enter notes - need a way to edit notes after a session has ended.
Eric and Candace Strickler | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • Move away from Adobe Flash version in UI, currently on the path but they need to hurry up
  • Speed up the boot process of the environment when servers need maintenance
  • Provide clear steps on what should be upgrade path in terms of components, the order
  • price! A bit too much
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 8.9
Based on 15 answers
This is a solid product with the idea of getting a technician the data and interface in order to resolve issues for all types of computer support needs and levels via simple tools in a consistent manner. Would recommend this product to anyone looking to provide solutions to Help Desk access concerns and much more
Jason Segale | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are committed to VMware Horizon and we plan to stick with it for the future unless something drastically changes.
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 8.7
Based on 15 answers
LogMeIn Rescue is easy to start and use and does not consume resources on your computer slowing it down. We are also often providing support for non-tech savvy end users who might have a hard time downloading and installing remote access software, especially when firewall warnings start to appear. LogMeIn Rescue's process is intuitive and easy to follow for our users.
Matt Van Winkle | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 9.0
Based on 3 answers
VMware Horizon is very easy to use. It is very easy and quick to log in remotely. It is very easy to install remotely. It is usable easily on many different operating systems. It is easy to set up which tools are available to each remote user so that each user has just what they need to perform their work without any extra tools cluttering up their space or bogging down the system.
Josh kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Performance is excellent of you provide the needed hardware to support the sessions/connections. Pages load very quickly at the client end as the thin client application does a very good job and requires very little bandwidth. All applications function well, as they are running on a session on an internal server that is accessing data directly on the network
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LogMeIn Rescue

LogMeIn Rescue 7.8
Based on 35 answers
It is a good program overall. It has some features (such as the many prompts) that can be confusing to customers. But it allows us to do our job in an efficient manner and our company would not use another program.
Dianna Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

VMware Horizon 7.7
Based on 10 answers
It is surely way better than Citrix, but it could improve a bit. Usually, they send us the solution without saying what was the root cause so we can avoid breaking something in the future. Besides that, VMWare support answers in an OK time-frame and even speaks our language (Portuguese).
Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LogMeIn Rescue

The only previous product we used before LogMeIn Rescue for this type of support situation, we would use Remote Desktop through Windows. This option is severely limited and didn't allow us to support remote users or those with different operating systems. LogMeIn Rescue auto configures the setup and makes connections quick and easy
Andrew Seavey | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

Although I really prefer Microsoft Remote Desktop for accessing Windows servers (from Windows machines especially), and this can be done from off-site with a VPN, this entails much more effort, namely getting everyone's Active Directory in the correct group to have access. VMWare Horizon is a much simpler solution in terms of granting access.Chrome Remote Desktop and TeamViewer are really not viable solutions for remotely accessing servers in business settings, although they work alright for home servers and such, especially from off-site.
Ho'omana Nathan Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogMeIn Rescue

  • Without travel costs, I was able to recoup my investment in less than 3 months.
  • I am able to provide faster support to my customers without scheduling an onsite visit.
  • I only wish it would allow me to install hardware. That is the only thing I have to go onsite for anymore.
David Rowley | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Horizon

  • Saved money on PC purchases.
  • Save a lot of man hours by not having to image new PCs. We just create one Template VM and clone the others from that.
  • Bit of a learning curve to get the deployment right for the environment.
  • Ability to make sure VMs always turn back on once they are shutdown. This speeds up load times for users.
  • Less management for our PCs. If one gets a virus or something corrupts we just refresh it and within 5 minutes the user is back to work.
Adam Borecki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LogMeIn Rescue

General

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

VMware Horizon

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogMeIn Rescue
8.4
VMware Horizon
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

LogMeIn Rescue
8.9
VMware Horizon
10.0

Usability

LogMeIn Rescue
8.7
VMware Horizon
9.0

Reliability and Availability

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
VMware Horizon

Performance

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
VMware Horizon
9.1

Support Rating

LogMeIn Rescue
7.8
VMware Horizon
7.7

Implementation Rating

LogMeIn Rescue
6.4
VMware Horizon

Scalability

LogMeIn Rescue
9.1
VMware Horizon

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