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Score 9.3 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

Synmantec pcAnywhere is excellent when you require a secure remote connection, and you have enough computational power and internet bandwidth.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

mRemoteNG
8.7
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
9.0
Remote management of servers & workstations
mRemoteNG
9.0
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
Remote Active Directory® management
mRemoteNG
8.0
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
Multi-platform remote control
mRemoteNG
9.0
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
File transfer
mRemoteNG
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
9.0
Over-the-Internet remote session
mRemoteNG
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
9.0

Pros

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

  • Multiple connections
  • Cross-platform
  • Decent UX
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

  • Sometimes it is too slow
  • Consumes too much bandwidth
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

mRemoteNG

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

[We chose Synamtec pcAnywhere because] its embedded both-direction encryption exceeds the industry requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

  • It allows us to comply with the latest safe browsing requirements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

mRemoteNG

General

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

Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

mRemoteNG
9.0
Symantec pcAnywhere (Discontinued)
7.0

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