Since trilogies are a big part of life — think Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, and pre-CGI Star Wars — I feel that it’s my duty to add the third and final chapter in our comparison of remote desktop solutions.
We started with WaykNow vs. TeamViewer, and followed that up with WaykNow vs. Bomgar (and nobody got their hand sliced off with a lightsaber!). Now, we have for you the eagerly anticipated finale: Wayk Now vs LogMeIn!
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, offers a free 30-day trial, and can be purchased on a yearly subscription base. User, Site, Country and Global license options are available.
About: LogMeIn is a popular “no-nonsense” remote access app that offers flexible file-sharing features, a simple interface, and also includes 1 TB of cloud storage. It’s suitable for personal or corporate use.
Cost: LogMeIn doesn’t have a free version, but users can try it at no cost for 14 days. After that, they can choose from three plan types: Pro Plan for Individuals, which grants access for up to 2 computers and costs $349.99/year; Pro Plan for Power Users, which grants access for up to 5 computers and costs $839.99/year; and Pro Plan for Small Business, which grants access for up to 10 computers and costs $1,539.99/year (all prices in USD and current as of June 1, 2018). Plus, all plans come with a complimentary LastPass Premium license.
|Cross-Platform Compatibility||Works on all major operating systems: Windows, macOS and Linux.||X (not supported on Linux)||X|
|Mobile Access||Works on iOS and Android devices.||X||X|
|Quick Start||Instantly use the tool without installation or elevated privileges.||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||X|
|Unattended Access||Access unattended computers and servers.||X||X|
|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|
|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.||$$$||$|
Sadly, all good things must come to an end — such as our comparison of remote access solutions. I hope you’ve enjoyed the trilogy. And who knows? We might be inspired by George Lucas to do a few prequels in the future.
Or if you want us to look at a specific tool, please send me a note and I’ll see if we can add it to our list. And if we can do it, unlike The Incredibles, I promise you won’t have to wait 10 years!
Oh, and before I go: please remember that our on-premise edition of Wayk Now — called Wayk Den — is coming soon and will offer MANY new features. Stay tuned!