Since launching Wayk Now, we’ve received several inquiries about how it compares to other popular remote access solutions, such as TeamViewer, Bomgar and LogMeIn. Ask and ye shall receive, my wonderful friends!
Today, I’ll start by looking at Wayk Now vs. TeamViewer, and then in future articles I’ll cover Bomgar and LogMeIn. As Michael Buffer famously says: let’s get ready to rumble!!!!
About: Wayk Now is a flexible, easy-to-use and lightweight remote desktop access solution that reduces implementation time, increases security, enables scalability and boosts efficiency through a single, unique platform for all remote sessions. Wayk Now, which is fully integrated into our Remote Desktop Manager solution, delivers the best of both worlds for IT professionals and executives alike: efficiency, security and control on one side, and affordability and investment protection on the other.
Cost: Wayk Now Free is free for both personal and commercial use. Wayk Now Enterprise delivers a more sophisticated feature set and can be purchased on a yearly subscription base. User, Site, Country and Global license options are available.
About: TeamViewer is a leading proprietary computer software package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfers between computers. TeamViewer empowers secure remote desktop access and support by connecting people, places and things around the world on a large array of platforms and technologies. TeamViewer has remotely connected more than 1.5 billion devices.
Cost: TeamViewer is free for personal use. Business users must purchase a Business, Premium or Corporate subscription. Fees are billed annually via auto-renewal.
|Cross-Platform Compatibility||Works on all major operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.||X||X|
|Mobile Access||Works on iOS and Android devices.||X||X|
|Quick Start||Instantly use the tool without installation or elevated privileges.||X||X|
|Automatic Discovery||Automatically discover nearby contacts and devices, which makes collaboration and interaction easier||X||X|
|LAN Access||Access any remote computer on a LAN.||X||X|
|Wake-on-LAN||Remotely power on a computer or wake it up from sleep mode.||X|
|Setting policies||Create, distribute and enforce policies.||X|
|Chat||Send and receive instant messages.||X||X|
|File Transfer||Send or receive files simultaneously.||X||X|
|Clipboard Sharing||Copy and paste files, images, and text from one computer to another via clipboard interoperability.||X||X|
|Whiteboards||Use an online whiteboard during remote control sessions.||X|
|Multi-Monitor||Easily switch between multiple remote screens.||X||X|
|Multi Concurrent Sessions||Open multiple remote connections simultaneously, and easily navigate between them.||X||X|
|Access Control||Control access to certain resources shared by the server when someone is connected.||X||X|
|Rights Management||Set access levels based on role (organizer, presenter, and participant).||X|
|TLS 1.2 Encryption||All communications secured using strong TLS 1.2 encryption with certificate validation.||X|
|Unattended Access||Access unattended computers and servers.||X||[coming soon]|
|Remote Audio and Video||Hear sound and see videos from remote computers.||X|
|Session Recording||Record remote control sessions.||X|
|Restart Remote||Restart a computer remotely.||X|
|Remote Printing||Print documents from a remote computer on your local printer||X|
|Black Screen||Make a remote computer monitor go dark to prevent anyone from seeing the screen while accessing a remote device.||X|
|Key combinations||Send key combinations to the remote computer (e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Shift).||X||X|
|Reports||Access built-in report logs of incoming and outgoing connections.||X|
|Video Calls||Communicate with multiple participants simultaneously in a video call.||X|
|Technical Support||Get 24/7 technical support.||X||X|
|Free for Personal use||Free version available for personal use.||X||X|
|Free for Commercial use||Free version available for commercial use.||X|
|RDM Integration||Launch the application directly from Remote Desktop Manager.||External||Fully Integrated|
|Price for Enterprise version||Price for the enterprise version based on a yearly subscription plan.||$$$||$|
So there you go folks! You now have a clearer idea of the features that are supported by Wayk Now and TeamViewer. I’d also like to add that we’re working hard on the next addition to the Wayk Now family, which is our on-premise edition Wayk Den. This will open the door to many new features. Stay tuned for updates.
Finally, as I mentioned earlier, I’ll be doing the same head-to-head comparison of Wayk Now with both Bomgar and LogMeIn. If you’d like me to add any other tools to the list, send me a note and I’ll see what I can do!
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.