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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

If you just want to connect to the server and do work (like Linux server-workstation type), NoMachine Enterprise Desktop is great, except for the keyboard mapping issue, which you have to correct in a setup of the remote server (almost) every time you log on. The graphics are smooth and fast. Overall response speed is very good, too. I like it.
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Screen sharing
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.4
Over-the-Internet remote session
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.7
Remote management of servers & workstations
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
9.2
Remote Active Directory® management
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
7.5
Monitoring and Alerts
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.1
Multi-platform remote control
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
File transfer
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.7
Instant message
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
7.9
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
7.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
6.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.4
Centralized management dashboard
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Session record
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Annotations
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
7.8

Pros

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

  • Secure connection
  • Fast response over internet
  • Really look like you are sitting in front of the machine you are connecting.
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

  • Keyboard mapping between client and host is often screwed up.
  • Cut and paste between client and host is not convenient
  • Would be nice if there was a function of simple file transfer between client and host
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • It is a large piece of software and does take some time to get set-up and configured.
  • Limitations with some basic monitoring like site down/internet down and server state make it difficult to have accurate monitoring information.
  • Reports and reporting are minimal, not very customizable and not pretty.
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.3
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't consulted with customer support, so I don't have an opinion. However, from the usefulness of the product, I think the support is also good
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.3
Based on 8 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

Again, the NoMachine is a real virtual terminal, and you don't need to install another Linux on your machine to fully exploit the X-terminal function. This makes the disk and memory usage of the client minimum. No issue on the screen. It is really good.
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

  • It makes the access to server much easier and convenient
  • Connection is very stable, which makes works very efficient
  • I don't need to reboot my Windows PC to switch to Linux in order to fully exploit the working environment of the server.
  • No negative impact
Takao Sakaguchi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • Allows the service desk to quickly connect to computers and troubleshoot issues in less time
  • Minimizes user downtime by allowing installs to run in the background
  • Allows for management of updates and the ability to let the user postpone the update if needed
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

General

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

SolarWinds N-central

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.6

Usability

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.3

Support Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
5.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.3

Implementation Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
SolarWinds N-central
8.0

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