Best Remote Support Software

Remote support software allows IT departments and administrators to connect to and control a device from a remote location via an internal network or the internet in order to resolve technical issues and automate routine tasks. Businesses use remote support software to solve technical problems and bolster security without requiring technicians to have physical access to the device in need of support.

Remote support solutions allow IT professionals to access and fix technical problems without being on-site; this type of software also provides the ability to monitor systems and run diagnostics remotely. Remote support software may also include functions designed to help maintain regulatory compliance as well as provide audit tools, granular permission settings, identity management functions, and more.

Remote support solutions are used by IT departments to solve clients' technical issues and save organizations time and money on IT support. IT support staff do not have to travel to the physical device or waste time on the phone deciphering the non-technical language of an uninformed user. Instead, they are able to access the device, diagnose the problem, and implement a solution unimpeded.

Remote support software should not be confused with remote desktop software, although the two share the basic principle of allowing access from a remote point via the internet or an intranet. The defining difference between these types of software is the expanded functionality offered by remote support solutions.

Remote support software can be used as a standalone application, but most solutions typically offer integration with an IT management or a remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution. IT professionals use remote support software as part of their technology stack to enhance their capacity for helping clients.

To qualify as a Remote Support solution, a product must:

  • Generate detailed session reports
  • Complete administrative tasks remotely
  • Allow full remote unattended and attended access to and control of desktops, servers, and laptops
  • Allow connection over the internet or an internal network

Remote Support Software Grid® Overview

The best Remote Support Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: TeamViewer, Bomgar Remote Support, and ConnectWise Control
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders. High Performers include: GoToAssist, FixMe.IT, and SecureLink Secure Remote Access
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Zoho Assist remote support software
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: Splashtop Remote Support
G2 Crowd Grid® for Remote Support
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Teamviewer
Bomgar remote support
Connectwise control
Gotoassist
Splashtop remote support
Zoho assist remote support software
Fixme it
Securelink secure remote access
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