Bomgar is the Bomb!
September 24, 2020

Bomgar is the Bomb!

Connie Inman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Enterprise Licensing

Overall Satisfaction with BeyondTrust Remote Support (Legacy)

Our department recently got licenses for Bomgar from our central Office of Information Technology (OIT) and it has been extremely helpful in providing remote support to our users while working from home. It allows easy elevation of privileges so we can do admin functions on the users' computers remotely.
  • Easy to use both on Mac and Windows.
  • Users of all skill levels have had no issues connecting with support staff.
  • Invaluable resource for tech support working remotely.
  • Voice chat with the user would be helpful so we could talk about the issue verbally rather than just through chat.
  • There are some issues elevating privileges when connecting to Windows computers from a Mac.
  • We purchased licenses from our central OIT and it has enabled us to provide full support while working remotely.
  • We have a number of users who have less technical knowledge and even those users have been able to connect with us and get support easily.
I also use Chrome Remote Desktop to connect to unattended digital signage, but that requires installing an agent on each target machine. Windows Remote Desktop works in some cases, but you cannot connect to a user's active desktop. Bomgar is the perfect support tool as it allows you to see exactly what your user is seeing without pre-installing an agent. You can chat with the user while you help them and the chat will pop up on top of their other windows if it is below other windows. You are able to see all of the user's monitors either one at a time or all of them at once. It's a great tool!
We have been using this tool since March and it has enabled us to provide full support to our users while we are all working from home. Even after we return to the office it will allow us to provide better support to our users in other buildings. There are a number of features we haven't yet used, but it is good to know that we have a reliable tool to use to help us provide quality support.
Bomgar is a wonderful and reliable tool to use in providing remote desktop support. I was able to install the application and start using it without even referring to the user guide. It is very intuitive for both the tech support staff and the users we support. There is sometimes a struggle to get users to understand that we need them to release control of the mouse, but once we explain what's going on they are usually receptive to letting us take control.

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In this era of working from home during the pandemic, Bomgar has been the perfect solution in connecting to users to assist them with their tech support needs. With both the tech support and our users working remotely we have been able to provide our full support to our users without anyone having to go into the office. Even after we return to the office we plan on continuing to use Bomgar to provide support so we can maintain social distancing. Even before the pandemic our campus tech support used this resource widely to support users all across campus. It is a wonderful product and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering a remote support tool.

BeyondTrust Remote Support Feature Ratings

Screen sharing
File transfer
Not Rated
Instant message
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
Not Rated
Over-the-Internet remote session
Remote Active Directory® management
Centralized management dashboard
Session record
Monitoring and Alerts
Multi-platform remote control