Have you ever tried controlling another computer using your own? If you’ve already tried that (and more likely, you’ve been amazed as well), then you’ve had a taste of using remote access software.
What is Remote Access Software?
Remote Access Software is defined as a program installed on a computer that acts as the main server to control another computer by using the former’s mouse and keyboard activities.
Why is it used?
Most of the time, it is used to administer other computers without having to be physically present to the machine. This type of software is also used for troubleshooting purposes, and for transferring files and applications to a different computer.
There are several examples of remote access software that is being used today. Here are some of them that you might try to use as well:
• TeamViewer is a software package used for remote access and desktop sharing. Here, you have to install software and the program has to be running on both machines. Its main feature is having remote control of PCs, but some of its features also include screen sharing, chat ability and file transfer.
• It is a secure program that runs on multiple platforms (Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux, OS X, Windows RT, and Android). It can also be accessed using a web browser.
• LogMeIn is a remote access product that uses SSL certificates to secure communications between the accessing computer and the remote desktop. It can be used as a stand-alone application or through a web browser.
• Most web browsers can be used for LogMeIn whether it’s Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer, as long as appropriate extensions (ActiveX when IE is used) have been installed.
• ShowMyPC is a remote access tool for desktop sharing, and also has some useful collaboration features. Its main purpose is to allow the viewing and control of a remote PC.
• Certain reviews state that the setup method for ShowMyPC is one of the simplest among other remote access programs. No installations are required, and the application will just run directly from the installed executable file. This software is not having problems with either firewalls or routers due to its central server.
d. Windows Remote Desktop Connection
• This remote access tool is run by Microsoft, and this type of software is intended only for personal use. It offers several features such as audio support, encryption, and file transfer.
Those three are just few of the remote access software available in the market. You just have to take your pick and see whatever fits you, and to whatever fits your needs. Each of them has their own pros and cons; all you need to do is to profile them depending on your needs, and your company’s needs.