ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control
Formerly ScreenConnect

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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ConnectWise Control

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Popular Features

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  • Screen sharing (584)
    9.5
    95%
  • Over-the-Internet remote session (590)
    9.4
    94%
  • Remote management of servers & workstations (506)
    9.3
    93%
  • File transfer (557)
    8.4
    84%

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What is ConnectWise Control?

ConnectWise Control is a remote support, access, and meeting solution. With ConnectWise Control, users can utilize remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Users can also conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings.

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  • No setup fee
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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Remote Administration

8.3
83%

Product Details

What is ConnectWise Control?

ConnectWise Control, formerly ScreenConnect, is a remote support, access and meeting solution. With this solution, the user can use remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Users can also conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution is fast, reliable and includes the same features as competing remote control solutions.

ConnectWise Control Screenshots

Screenshot of The guest page, where end-users enter a code to join a session with a technicianScreenshot of Connecting from a Windows machine to a macOS machineScreenshot of The Extension Marketplace, where administrators can install and configure new features and integrationsScreenshot of The Access view of the Host page, where a technician can connect to unattended machinesScreenshot of The toolbox menu, which allows technicians to store and run executables, scripts, and other frequently-used filesScreenshot of Run a command directly from the Host page without connecting to the machineScreenshot of Run small scripts and other tools on a remote device from your personal or shared toolbox.Screenshot of ConnectWise Control supports Linux distributions.

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ConnectWise Control Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

ConnectWise Control is a remote support, access, and meeting solution. With ConnectWise Control, users can utilize remote support and access to repair computers, provide updates, and manage machines. Users can also conduct online seminars and presentations using remote meetings.

TeamViewer, GoToAssist, and BeyondTrust Remote Support are common alternatives for ConnectWise Control.

Reviewers rate Screen sharing highest, with a score of 9.5.

The most common users of ConnectWise Control are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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We often need to create an ad-hoc session with a device that is not under our management. We find ourselves doing this more than ever in the COVID world. Many people are working from home on personal machines with their employer, our client's permission and we are facilitating more support for these personal machines. Connectwise Control [(formerly ScreenConnect)] gives us a robust resource to control the device, navigate anywhere we need, execute various commands, and engage in an on-screen chat with the client. The session is very simple to create and very user-friendly to initiate. We do not recommend it for Android, Apple, or Chromebook applications. There is little to no support for these platforms.
Score 8 out of 10
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ConnectWise Control is most appropriate for skilled IT departments that do not require much support from the software vendor. The product is very helpful in supplementing a primary RMM tool that is used to managed client devices. The on-premise installation is helpful for those who like more control over their systems.
Score 10 out of 10
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The obvious use for ConnectWise Control is to provide a reliable remote control session to user's PCs. We also use it as a remote desktop to access our servers. Each remote desktop you have access to a shared toolbox of common programs which is very helpful. You can see more than one screen at a time, which sounds like a dumb feature however there are a lot of programs where you can only view one screen or only one screen at a time.
Score 5 out of 10
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ConnectWise Control was a love and hate relationship. It's the giant in MSP software so you must consider it if you are a fairly sizeable company with over a few thousand seats. I would not recommend it for a small business as it will be too much.

ConnectWise packages, individually, rarely are not the best in that sector but it's just the fact that everything is in one place.
Sam Livermore, MCP, iTIL | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been using ConnectWise support for quite a while, and the ability to provide administrator credentials solved a security risk we had with remote users being local administrators of their computer. This feature allowed us to lock down the computer, close the security hole and increase our security posture of the company in relation to remote workforce.
Cameron Rainey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Perfect for when you have it installed and need to remote into a PC and troubleshoot an issue. It hasn't worked quite as well when its not already installed and people have to try and install it from our website. That has caused a lot of issues for us, but we eventually get it working.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is a great solution for accessing unattended computers that need remote support and maintenance. It allows us to run scripts on groups of computers and also supports control-alt-delete when needed. The software is especially useful when supporting Linux and Windows (probably Macs also) because it works equally as well for both platforms. In situations where you aren't supporting remote computers, it may make sense to use a different solution that has a few more features (like AD integration).
Ian Hansen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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ConnectWise Control is good for IT support organizations that want to quickly and securely provide remote access ability to workstations. For remote access into a work PC, its doesn't have good passthrough printer support as much as programs like GoToMyPC, Splashtop or LogMeIn. Overall for an MSP it's a good solution.
Score 9 out of 10
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As a share screen software, ConnectWise is well suited for using in customer support and helpdesk area. It is also useful when access to administrative console session. With agent pre-installation, it provide a way for user to remote access their PC and equipment. Specially very helpful to engineer when working remotely and need reboot their remote PC or devices.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I feel [ConnectWise Control (formerly ScreenConnect)] works on all sizes of implementations. I've used it with about 1000 endpoints and I've even used it for managing a couple family machines to make remote support easier. It works super well and does exactly what you want it to. It has not disappointed me at all and I'd recommend it to any employers I work for as well.
Evan Kent | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is best suited for assisting remote users whose computer are not able to access in person. Due to it requiring a low bandwidth connection and still working well and securely it helps in these situations. It also can be setup for remote connections with out having to have a user present allowing you to work on issues on servers or when the client is not available to connect you.
Sudhashen Naicker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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[It's well suited for a] one-man operation where you need a tool that just works. I can't think of less appropriate [scenario] for a remote support tool. I have a remote support tool on my RMM which can be a bit finicky at times. ConnectWise Control just works - even on iffy bandwidth.
Score 10 out of 10
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ConnectWise Control is well suited for any IT support company that needs to remotely control computers. It is an excellent tool for this purpose. It could potentially be used by a person who needs to remotely control a computer, but it's probably not so well suited for something like that.
Score 10 out of 10
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ConnectWise Control (ScreenConnect) is the best remote software on the market. We use it to resolve customer issues daily. This software prevents the need to send a tech on-site as it allows for so many different functions. Do not waste your money on another remote control software. From remote commands, file transfer etc, screen connect is by far the best.
Marc Bressman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Frankly I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone any longer. It was a great product years ago when it was owned and supported by ScreenConnect, but since it has been acquired by ConnectWise everything has gone downhill. Their support is not great, the product has a lot of flaws and half of them don't get addressed even after reporting them, they are continually changing for things (mostly change for change's sake and probably to justify continuing to sell the product at a much higher cost without offering anything additionally useful), they have a real problem with timely communication that can cause a lot of issues, and in general there are just better solutions out there at a fraction of the cost.
Score 10 out of 10
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Screen connect is a very good tool for remote support and works extremely well most of the time. I use it for consistent access to in-house and client computers and as immediate support for call-ins that we don't necessarily have set up with 24/7 connections. It lacks in a few quality of life areas such as the connection groupings and is missing a few key elements that would help with specific scenarios, such as being able to end active connections from the dashboard or being able to remotely control headless machines.