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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware Workstation Player

VMware will work great for the following test scenarios:
  • Testing windows updates on a system
  • Testing a new software or a new software version
  • Creating a sandbox to test options/features of an OS
  • Creating different VM to test a software on different OS without the need to have physical machines for all of them
You can also use it as a "player" only where you have that static VM that you run from time to time as with my use for SAS University. Whenever you need to use the software, you simply start that VM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

VNC Connect works really well on computers connected both within the same local area network and when located outside the office connected via the internet. With VNC Connect, you can remotely access a computer and perform all functions as if you're sitting right in front of it. It also can be used as a training tool to show the person sitting at the computer the steps to take to execute and perform a task. I would not use VNC Connect to remotely access a computer that has the screen left on to perform confidential tasks on it that I don't want others to visually see. Unfortunately, there isn't a method like when you are using Windows Remote Desktop Services where the screen is blanked out to prevent others from viewing your connection.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.5
Screen sharing
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
9.8
File transfer
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
8.0
Instant message
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.9
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
9.0
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
6.5
Over-the-Internet remote session
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
8.7
Initiate remote control from mobile
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.6
Remote management of servers & workstations
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
4.7
Centralized management dashboard
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.9
Session record
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.0
Annotations
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
5.3
Monitoring and Alerts
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.0
Multi-platform remote control
VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
8.0

Pros

VMware Workstation Player

  • VMware Player is easy to use.
  • VMware Player supports a wide variety operating systems.
  • Unity mode makes it easy for the end user to utilize needed legacy applications while maintaining their familiar Host OS desktop. It's seamless to the point where the end user doesn't know they're running applications from a VM.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

  • Visually see their computer screens and the information needed to properly respond to their questions.
  • Transfer files that I might need to work on their financial statements and corporation income tax returns or other reports that they may require. Also to upload files from my computer to update their records.
  • Help train clients to use their own accounting software appropriately while having them see first hand on their screens the use of the software interface and how the data is entered and processed by their software.
William Waks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

VMware Workstation Player

  • Would be nice to use more VMs at once, but this is basically trial software, so it's hard to fault them.
Stephen Demsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I give a rating of 8 because VMware Player has its use cases, for example it requires the host OS to be logged in, and the VMware Player application to be opened and the Guest VM started. Only one VM can run at a time.I'd give a 9/10 to VMware Workstation because you can run shared VMs at startup without logging in or starting the workstation application.and i'd give ESX a 10/10 because ESX is the leader in enterprise visualization.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 8 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Great product. Its user-friendly GUI and overall performance are really the biggest strength of this tool. The reason why I don't give a higher note is because of the price. Although it's decent (starting at around $200 for a license), there is a good free alternative in VirtualBox. Not everyone values friendly GUI as something worth paying for. For people that are more tech-savvy, I would recommend looking into VirtualBox as they might actually like the model better (with downloadable add-ons and packages).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Integration isn't really relevant here but I see this question more as an OS compatibility for the VM. They state that they support over 200 different OS versions. I honestly have never tried anything else other than Ubuntu and Windows myself but nonetheless, this is impressive. I have not hit any limitation in my use of this software in terms of limitation or conflicts with other software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 9.0
Based on 1 answer
VMware support is very knowledgeable on their products, eveything from AirWatch to ESX clusters. VMware is easy to contact, they stay in touch and see the issue through to the end and a final resolution. They keep you up to date on your issue status and don't leave you waiting for answers.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

VMware Workstation Player

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 7.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Matt Medley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Installing the application was easily completed on the twenty computers that needed VMware Player. Once those 20 users were configured we copied our virtual machine template to the 20 users and turned on their newly provisioned virtual machines. We then configured unity mode so the user could easily work from within the virtual machine from their host desktop.
Jeremy Kendzierski | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

VNC Connect 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No problem at all, love the product.
Michael Mei | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

VMware Workstation Player

Both free, VMware supports USB 3.0 while VirtualBox does not. VMware supports nested hardware-assisted virtualization while VirtualBox does not.
Fareed Abolhassani | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

If you do not have a working internet connection, you can rule LogMeIn out as it is not a viable solution! NetSupport is fairly more advanced and has many more capabilities that VNC does not support so this is not a fair comparison!
Miguel Nuñez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

VMware Workstation Player

  • For me the benefit was really high as I could use a solution that had a free educational version with VMware player. Without it, I would've needed to buy the SAS software itself which would have cost a few thousand dollars.
  • Although I have no details about the ROI, I know that software testing teams that use the software are saving a lot of money buy using virtual machines. It is obviously a great saving both in physical machine count but also in workstation lab sizes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VNC Connect

  • VNC Connect has had a positive impact/ROI on our business objectives. Without using VNC Connect, we would have had to hire additional technicians and network admins to keep up with the volume of work. It has been a real benefit to keeping costs down as we do our best to control costs being a public sector government agency.
Richard Russell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

VMware Workstation Player

General

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

VMware Workstation Player Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

VNC Connect

General

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

VNC Connect Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$401
Enterprise$551
  1. per remote computer
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

VMware Workstation Player
8.0
VNC Connect
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

VMware Workstation Player
8.0
VNC Connect
8.0

Usability

VMware Workstation Player
8.0
VNC Connect
8.0

Performance

VMware Workstation Player
9.0
VNC Connect

Support Rating

VMware Workstation Player
9.0
VNC Connect
8.0

Online Training

VMware Workstation Player
VNC Connect
7.0

Implementation Rating

VMware Workstation Player
10.0
VNC Connect
8.0

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