ConnectWise ScreenConnect vs VNC Connect comparison


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Categories and Ranking

ConnectWise ScreenConnect
Ranking in Remote Access
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Virtual Meetings (8th)
VNC Connect
Ranking in Remote Access
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Remote Access category, the mindshare of ConnectWise ScreenConnect is 1.1%, down from 3.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VNC Connect is 5.5%, up from 5.1% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Todd Blake - PeerSpot reviewer
May 9, 2023
Simple to set up, reasonable pricing, and useful remote control capabilities
I'm on the latest version of the solution. I just updated it yesterday. While we have the solution on-premises at this time, we'll likely move to the cloud later this year. They have a trial version that you can try. They have a free version that you can try as well. I use it myself to support my family. I would try the free version or the trial version depending on your business. They can set you up and you can get to see all the features. I would also advocate going to the cloud version. Don't bother with the on-prem. It's just easier to jump to the cloud. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
Jul 19, 2020
Reliable and trustworthy remote access software, with responsive technical support
We occasionally have issues with the graphic software of the interface. It's a bit of a challenge. They have a version that allows us to stand up a remote connection if we have not previously set the machine up to do that. This is an area where the VNC Connect doesn't support establishing a connection where we haven't set up software drivers on the machine beforehand. In regards to scalability and finding a person's connection point on the dashboard, it can be an issue, but there are some tools to deal with that, we just haven't had to use them. They have a new feature where they allow the Audio connection to use the microphone and the speaker on the laptop to talk to the end-user, which would save on having to have a phone call set up at the same time, but we haven't been able to get that working quite yet. There seem to be some issues with getting that implemented. It will require an update.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The ConnectWise ScreenConnect tool is very good for remote access."
"Better than TeamViewer and useful for fixing problems remotely."
"Setup was very straightforward. All I had to do was write a GPO on my domain controller and it automatically installed the agent that I downloaded from the software. I literally had to do nothing."
"ConnectWise Connect is very convenient as we can remote to a PC even when it is not within our LAN."
"Offers more security than TeamViewer, Google Remote Desktop, and Zoom. It's a stable, feature-rich solution that's easy to set up and easy to scale."
"The remote management piece is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us due to the fact that we can support our clients after hours."
"it gives me the ability to remotely connect to machines that I manage without user intervention."
"We like the fact that on our website we can have the ConnectWise bit embedded, and it has instructions for the end-user about what they need to do. Previously, on LogMeIn, we used to have to almost talk them through everything... ConnectWise has step-by-step instructions, depending on the browser."
"The most valuable features are that it is consistently low profile and consistently works without hiccups or headaches."


"There can be some complexities when running patches or when building up all the profiles, making them areas where improvements are required."
"On a Linux machine, there are different limitations that are not there on a Windows Server. Much more limitations exist on Linux deployments."
"At the moment, there's absolutely no specific feature that we actually need additionally since all the features that we need are available."
"We have had issues. We have had circumstances, for reasons we don't know, where the service will stop running, and when the service stops running that computer no longer becomes reachable. We haven't really seen that so much on desktops, but we have seen that happen quite frequently on server operating systems, Server 2008, Server 2012. You can install the product and then a week down the road it will just stop."
"Mobile interface."
"There could be improvement to the remote command line tools."
"I would like ConnectWise Control to be more transparent on the real costs to renew their license."
"What we need this product to do is to be able to control Windows Updates. LogMeIn Central allowed us remote access but also allowed to push and install Windows Updates, and third-party updates... When we made the switch to ConnectWise we lost the ability to do patching. That forced us, for our larger clients, to move to WSUS. We had to set up a VM on those larger clients to push Windows Updates and patches into the network."
"We occasionally have issues with the graphic software of the interface."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Pricing is fair for Control and the licensing is simple."
"Good price and works well."
"For the price we pay, we definitely feel it's worth it, but there are some contenders in the market that are coming out now, whose products are as good; they are offering more features and the price is actually less than ConnectWise. All things considered, the biggest thing is the lack of patching in ConnectWise. If they could integrate that into the product, that would be a game changer, if offered at the same price point."
"It is priced fairly."
"Make sure you have enough licensing for all the techs that you have."
"I download the product for free with ConnectWise RMM's license."
"It is priced well and it is still a great value. Although I have been reading a lot about Splashtop. They are getting pretty competitive on their pricing, including a fairly easy to use remote support for mobile applications, like iOS and Android."
"I think the product's pricing is a good value. I paid $600 a year and that was fine for me. It was about $50 a month. Licensing is all very straightforward."
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Questions from the Community

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for ConnectWise Control?
I download the product for free with ConnectWise RMM's license.
What needs improvement with ConnectWise Control?
All the features provided by the product in terms of screen connectors have been good. There can be some complexities when running patches or when building up all the profiles, making them areas wh...
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ConnectWise Control, ScreenConnect
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Sample Customers

Jon Rosen Systems
Telesat Canada, St. Anthony's School, Pratt and Whitney, City of Sacramento
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