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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

VMware Fusion

VMWare Fusion is perfectly suited for an application developer because it allows the dev to create cross-platform applications across the entire spectrum of operating systems without changing devices. An example of where it is less appropriate would be an environment where users are not required or have no need, to use multiple operating systems.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
7.5
Screen sharing
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
8.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
5.1
Remote management of servers & workstations
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
7.1
Monitoring and Alerts
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
9.2
Multi-platform remote control
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
VMware Fusion
10.0
File transfer
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
8.3
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
5.7
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
8.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
3.5
Centralized management dashboard
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
8.7
Session record
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
5.0
Annotations
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
9.5

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

VMware Fusion

  • Getting around the settings of VMware Fusion is very intuitive, I've never had trouble finding or tweaking a setting (hard disk increase for example).
  • Creating and restoring Snapshots is very easy and useful.
  • Installing and pulling in a previously created VM is very simple.
Fatima T | 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

VMware Fusion

  • With OSX - 10.14.1 and the latest version of Fusion - 11.0.2 the user interface has taken a step back IMHO.
  • I would like to see price decrease.
  • Better remote host connection capabilities - remote server connections are available but connections are spotty.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 2 answers
For Apple workstations VMware Fusion is the virtualization software to use. No other application (free or paid) can do what Fusion can. The features and constant updates make Fusion an application that cant be beat.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have said 3-4 times in this review, VMware fusion is the best application for system vitalization on Apple Workstations. I have tried all the others and you get what you pay for in the cases of free applications. Even when tested against paid options, Fusion is the best for me and my team.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 9.9
Based on 6 answers
I have never contacted VMware, but there is a lot of support online on message boards, forums, StackOverflow, YouTube tutorial videos, and the like. VMware has been around nine years longer than its leading competitor, VirtualBox, although both seem to have a good presence of online user communities who can help solve issues that come up.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 1 answer
This is a workstation application and no install insights are needed.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | 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

VMware Fusion

I've heard of other/competitive software but frankly once I tried VMware, I never looked back. There is absolutely nothing that I need that this product does not deliver. It's fast, effective and seems to be extremely durable and reliable. My only concern (and minor) might have to do with memory resources, but frankly it has not been an issue yet.
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

VMware Fusion

  • Being less expensive than the competition, it has enabled us to deploy more computers for our students
  • It has reduced the effort to manage and update that our IT staff have to exert to keep the systems up-to-date
  • It has provided our students with a great learning environment that is flexible and allows for fine control of resource utilization
Stefan Semo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop

General

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

VMware Fusion

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
VMware Fusion
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
10.0

Usability

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
10.0

Support Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
5.0
VMware Fusion
9.9

Implementation Rating

NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
VMware Fusion
10.0

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