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Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

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  • Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

    The list price for TeamViewer 14 (we're still on TeamViewer 12) is now $2400 annually. Maybe we'll get a break on the upgrade price but it's still a big jump. No surprise, we're looking for alternatives that are more reasonably priced. What are the alternatives out there? Our key requirement is unattended access for about 25+ machines and at least 3 concurrent sessions.

  • #2
    Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

    are these machines in one location ?
    I've tried and hate teamviewer for various reasons but I support approximately 50 computers using vpn and ultraVNC or Remote Desktop, depending on what I need to accomplish.
    Gregg Schmidt


    • #3
      Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

      All are in Texas except for me, in Atlanta. It's a mix of desktops and virtual machines and servers. At the moment, I'm the only remote. The administrator on-site accesses a whole bunch of machines on the network. For a long time I used a VPN/remote desktop combination but, between firewall and internal support issues, that went away. The admin uses a combination of TeamViewer and remote desktop for his internal stuff.


      • #4
        Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

        How about Sybele Software Thinfinity family. I use just VirtuaUI (with Delphi) so not yet experience of their other two solutions. But you can test them free for 30 days.



        • #5
          Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

          Have a look at worked very well when we needed a temporary solution during a teamviewer outage recently.


          • #6
            Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

            Finian, I Googled and this free list came up.


            Not sure if Chrome will get you through the security though.
            Ted Giles
            Example Consulting - UK

            See our site for Alpha Support, Conversion and Upgrade.


            • #7
              Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

              Take a look at May suite your needs and reasonably priced.


              • #8
                Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

                Thanks to all for the suggestions. Some we have been looking at (RemotePC) and some I'd never heard of (Splashtop and Sybele).

                We'll see what happens.

                Thanks again.


                • #9
                  Re: Remote Support (TeamViewer Alternative)

                  We use anydesk
                  previously we used logmein and when it became too expensive we moved to anydesk.