NoMachine Enterprise Desktop vs. RealVNC Connect

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
NoMachine, headquartered in Luxembourg, offers the NoMachine Enterprise Desktop software solution for fast, easy and secure access to remote desktops. Business users can use Enterprise Desktop to remotely access their work computers while traveling or working from offsite locations.N/A
RealVNC Connect
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
RealVNC® Connect is the secure remote access solution from RealVNC, the inventors of VNC technology. RealVNC Connect can be used to connect to a remote device anywhere in the world to view its desktop in real-time and take control as though sitting in front of it. From enabling remote working, to managing vital systems remotely, to providing IT support for organizations, RealVNC® Connect offers features to stay connected for IT teams around the world.
$44.28
per year per device (up to 3 devices to start)
Pricing
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essentials
$3.69
per month (billed annually) per device (up to 3 devices)
Plus
$4.19
per month (billed annually) per device (up to 25 devices)
Premium
$5.49
per month (billed annually) per device (up to 150 devices)
Enterprise
Custom
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPlans can also be purchased on a Per User basis. From Plus upwards, when paying Per User, access to On-Demand Assist, a tool for providing just-in-time remote support to end-users without them needing RealVNC Connect installed on their device, is included.
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Community Pulse
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Remote Administration
Comparison of Remote Administration features of Product A and Product B
NoMachine Enterprise Desktop
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
RealVNC Connect
7.7
31 Ratings
7% below category average
Screen sharing8.01 Ratings10.027 Ratings
Over-the-Internet remote session8.01 Ratings9.129 Ratings
Remote management of servers & workstations8.01 Ratings4.76 Ratings
Remote Active Directory® management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring and Alerts8.01 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Multi-platform remote control8.01 Ratings9.010 Ratings
File transfer00 Ratings8.314 Ratings
Instant message00 Ratings8.118 Ratings
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers00 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Initiate remote control from mobile00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
Centralized management dashboard00 Ratings9.015 Ratings
Session record00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Annotations00 Ratings5.36 Ratings
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User Ratings
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(37 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NoMachine Enterprise DesktopRealVNC Connect
Likelihood to Recommend
NoMachine
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.
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RealVNC
It is very easy to use if the remote device is already set up to receive connections, so if you are setting up devices before deploying them, it is a great tool to have. It is well-suited to use when shadowing users or using it as a teaching tool. There are other products that are better if you are trying to help someone on a one-use basis.
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Pros
NoMachine
  • Secure connection
  • Fast response over internet
  • Really look like you are sitting in front of the machine you are connecting.
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RealVNC
  • VNC Connect does an excellent job in remotely connecting to a computer through either your local area network or even another computer on the internet. As long as the VNC Connect services is installed and the client is running in the background.
  • VNC Connect provides password protection to prevent unauthorized users from attempting to remotely access your computer. There's an option to have a separate password to remotely view vs view & access a computer. You can even add an additional level of security by turning on the feature to require Windows login credentials.
  • VNC Connect provides an additional set of controls after a remote connection has been established with another computer. You can have special keystrokes like Ctrl+Alt+Del sent as a command sequence to the other computer as well as access more than a single screen when in use at the remote computer location.
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Cons
NoMachine
  • 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
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RealVNC
  • Its a pretty straight forward product - I would like to see more tools with a "wow" factor.
  • Panel colors are blah - I would like more eye-catching colors.
  • A more consistent look with all platforms - like Mac & PC.
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Likelihood to Renew
NoMachine
No answers on this topic
RealVNC
VNC is a solid product for the price. It simply works and its reliable across different platforms. Some products state they work well in the Mac environment but don't deliver. This one does what it says. Connections are reliable, but of course, this depends on internet connections. The product works well over wireless connections as well. It delivers on what a remote tool should deliver on. My technicians are happy with the product and customers appreciate the ease of use when letting us connect to their systems. Some also appreciate the remote support while they are multi-task.
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Usability
NoMachine
No answers on this topic
RealVNC
VNC Connect is a solid product and our techs are very confident that they can get the job done using it. Reliability is key for us since we have a small support team and many users to support. It also helps keep us in the background more allowing the end-users to multi-task. VNC supports our goal of providing quick and efficient services.
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Support Rating
NoMachine
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
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RealVNC
VNC Connect is a reliable product that has been around for a long time. It is reasonably priced and works well in the Mac & PC environment. When you have a small team that supports many users we need tools that we can rely upon and that will get the job done on the first try. Many customers appreciate the quick assistance and can multi-task while our team works on their computer issues remotely. From a customer service point of view, this tool gives us transparency and efficient effectiveness.
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Online Training
NoMachine
No answers on this topic
RealVNC
The training is very informative, quick and to the point. All of the details one would need are present so the user doesn't have to go searching for additional information just to use the application. The layout of the training was also neat and concise, some of the other training sessions for other companies I've done in the past were confusing and not well thought out, this one is much more superior
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Implementation Rating
NoMachine
No answers on this topic
RealVNC
No problem at all, love the product.
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Alternatives Considered
NoMachine
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.
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RealVNC
VNC is light and sleek with the quick setup, was impressed with the quick setup despite poor Internet connection outdoor. TeamViewer is good, but the pricing is not as good as VNC. Both do the basic job, but VNC still outperform TeamViewer in terms of performance and ease of use.
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Return on Investment
NoMachine
  • 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
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RealVNC
  • I have just used the software for about 1 month and so far so god. I am saving time whenever I can access my client's computers from my desk as opposed to having to leave my office to go to their offices. Saves me time and the client money.
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