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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SecureLink

It does exactly what it needs to. The only times I've had serious issues with rolling out to a vendor is when they have a "contractual agreement" to only use their solution. Almost every vendor that I've worked with and shown this product to has been skeptical for the first 5 minutes and fully converted to liking the ease of use of the product by 10 minutes
Matthew Behrens | 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

SecureLink
VMware Fusion
7.8
Screen sharing
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.1
File transfer
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
8.7
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
5.9
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.1
Over-the-Internet remote session
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
5.0
Initiate remote control from mobile
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
3.1
Remote management of servers & workstations
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.0
Remote Active Directory® management
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
7.1
Centralized management dashboard
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.5
Session record
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
5.0
Annotations
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.5
Monitoring and Alerts
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
9.9
Multi-platform remote control
SecureLink
VMware Fusion
10.0

Pros

SecureLink

  • Easy to setup on a client PC or server for access
  • Organizes client connections by gatekeeper so it is easy to find what you need
  • File transfer option is great for uploading files to client servers
Anonymous | 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

SecureLink

  • Java based. Always an issue. I know they are working on this and it will be Javaless if we need it. I know that Java can cause issues across the board and I understand the need of it, but it does not make it any better when there are Java issues.
  • Stronger integration with the Active Directory. Currently its only read-only, which is good and bad.
  • I would love to see an App. I know they are working on this as well.
Matthew Behrens | 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

SecureLink

SecureLink 8.6
Based on 2 answers
We are happy using securelink to access our client environments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SecureLink

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

SecureLink

SecureLink 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The employees at Securelink have always been responsive and seem to be invested in the success of my company. They truly understand what their product means to us so if there is a problem, they are always willing to help. In the rare event that something is found on their end, they will be proactive and reach out to someone to help and get something on calendar for a fix
Matthew Behrens | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Fusion

VMware Fusion 10.0
Based on 7 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

SecureLink

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

SecureLink

Securelink seems to work better than LogMein for a large enterprise group. Our company has over 10,000 different connections and securelink manages them well.
Anonymous | 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

SecureLink

  • I've found that Securelink allows me to get a vendor access to an application for support purposes much faster than a provisioned VPN account and the red tape around this. I can set up a vendor to access an application suite in a half hour and it will be more secure than regular provisioning.
  • The ROI is yet to be seen on this, but it certainly makes Compliance, Internal Audit, and Legal very happy, which helps everybody.
  • Internally, there is much more push back and it has been problematic. For a tech, to have to log in to a server and navigate to a system is considered cumbersome, when before all they had to do was open up Putty or RDP to a server to get in. The only way to combat this is to force them to use Securelink by removing rights. Near impossible for the domain admins.
Matthew Behrens | 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

SecureLink

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

SecureLink
8.3
VMware Fusion
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

SecureLink
8.6
VMware Fusion
10.0

Usability

SecureLink
VMware Fusion
10.0

Performance

SecureLink
9.0
VMware Fusion

Support Rating

SecureLink
9.0
VMware Fusion
10.0

Implementation Rating

SecureLink
VMware Fusion
10.0

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