Recently, I shared some advice on whether it makes more sense to use Remote Desktop Manager Enterprise or Remote Desktop Manager Free. The answer is that it really depends on your needs. Today, I’d like to offer some suggestions on choosing between Password Vault Manager or Remote Desktop Manager.

The best place to start is by asking yourself this very simple question: Do you need a solution to manage passwords or do you need a solution to manage passwords and remote connections?

If you’ve answered, “I need a solution to manage passwords”, then Password Vault Manager is for you!

PVM lets you centralize your organization’s passwords and credentials in a single, secure repository. You can also control user security rights and access, generate strong and unique passwords, manage documents (as attachments or secure notes), and reduce help desk calls by 25-40%. Therefore, if you’re looking to deploy enterprise wide, PVM could be the way to go.

About Remote Desktop Manager

If you’ve answered, “I need a solution to manage passwords and remote connections”, then Remote Desktop Manager is for you!

Remote Desktop Manager lets you centralize all your remote connections and passwords on a unique platform that can be securely shared between users. It helps you drive security, speed and productivity across your organization, while reducing IT risks.

PVM is Included in RDM

Since all of PVM’s functionality is included in RDM, you don’t need to buy both licenses. In other words: if you purchase an RDM license, you will essentially get the PVM license as well -- but at no additional cost.  Want to import entries? Done! Want to manage, secure, organize and store all your passwords? Done! Want to generate strong passwords? Done!

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RDM_Multitab

Below is a snapshot of the key features supported in PVM, RDM or both.

Features RDM PVM
Centralize all your passwords X X
Strong password generator X X
Web browser integration X X
Import passwords from other applications X X
Document manager X X
Multi-user data sources X X
Support macro X X
Support remote connections X
Built-in applications (ARD, SSH, Ultra VNC) X
PowerShell CmdLets scripting X
VPN connection management X

I hope you’ve found this information useful, and that it helps you choose between PVM and RDM. Just remember that if you’re using RDM then you definitely don’t need both licenses!

As always, please let us know your thoughts by using the comment feature of the blog. You can also visit our forums to get help and submit feature requests, you can find them here.