Promises are like crying babies in a movie theater: they should be carried out at once (get it?).  And since I promised to do more Wayk Now showdowns upon request – as they say, your wish is my command!

We started with Wayk Now vs. TeamViewer, followed by Wayk Now vs. Bomgar, and then Wayk Now vs LogMeIn. Now, for the fourth chapter in our epic saga, it’s Wayk Now vs. ConnectWise Control. Let’s get it started in here!

Wayk Now

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.

ConnectWise Control

About: ConnectWise Control, previously known as ScreenConnect, is a self-hosted remote desktop software application that has remote support, remote access and remote meeting capabilities.

Cost: ConnectWise Control offers a free 14-day trial period. After that, users can downgrade and continue with their free basic account, which includes a single license with 1 session per user and access to unattended machines with 3 Access Agents. Or, they can upgrade to a paid all-inclusive or unattended access package. There are three types of all-inclusive packages: One, which lets 1 user make 1 connection and costs $19/month; Standard, which lets 1 user make up to 3 simultaneous connections and costs $35/month; or Premium, which lets 1 user make up to 10  simultaneous connections and costs 45$/month. The unattended access lets an unlimited number of users connect to unattended devices by installing unattended access agents, and costs $25/month.

Features Description ConnectWise Control Wayk Now
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
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.
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.
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. Offers AES-256 Encryption with SSL Certificate  X
Unattended Access Remotely access other devices without the end user having to be present. X X*
Remote Audio and Video Hear sound and see videos from remote computers. X
Session Recording Record remote control sessions. X 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 X*
Video Calls Communicate with multiple participants simultaneously in a video call.
Technical Support Get 24/7 technical support. X
Free for Personal use Free version available for personal use. X X
Free for Commercial use Free version available for commercial use.  X X
RDM Integration Launch the application directly from Remote Desktop Manager. External Fully Integrated
* Feature available with Devolutions on-premise edition of Wayk Now – called Wayk Den.
The End…(Maybe!)

Well this is the end…but I’ve said that before, haven’t I? Maybe this is like the movie Groundhog Day. Who knows? We might meet again here soon looking at Wayk Now vs. something else.

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!

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.

The above description of Wayk Now and ConnectWise Control provide only a summary of their respective specifications. Please consult Devolutions' and ConnectWise's websites for further details.