ConnectWise Control

ConnectWise Control

Remote Support, Remote Meeting & Remote Access Software

4.7/5 (1585 reviews)

ConnectWise Control Overview

What is ConnectWise Control?

Anytime, anywhere remote support from ConnectWise Control lets you remotely control devices and help your customers whether they’re around the corner or around the world. Exceed service delivery expectations with fast, reliable, secure remote support that offers instant connectivity, scalable security features, and seamless integration. Support your customers from anywhere with an internet connection, keep working confidently despite ever-present cyberthreats with out-of-the-box functionality like AES-256 encryption and two-factor authentication, and do it all at a price that works for your business.

ConnectWise Control Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$19.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Annual pricing starting from $19 per tech/month. Month-to-month pricing starting from $24 per tech/month.


ConnectWise Control Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

ConnectWise Control screenshot:
ConnectWise Control screenshot: ConnectWise Control screenshot: ConnectWise Control screenshot: ConnectWise Control screenshot: ConnectWise Control screenshot:

ConnectWise Control Reviews

ConnectWise Control Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5 1585 reviews
Excellent
1171

Very good
352

Average
50

Poor
8

Terrible
4

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Support
4.5
96% recommended this app
Jeev Y.

If you value your time and energy, use this software

I use this software on a daily basis to keep IT operations within my organization running like a well-oiled machine. Our pharmacies are very remote and the ease of deployment makes it a breeze to troubleshoot any machine located anywhere from anywhere.


Verified Reviewer

Product is one of the best I've used

Our company has been a Connectwise (ScreenConnect) client since nearly the very beginning of the company. We have enjoyed a long standing relationship and legacy pricing that is not offered to other clients.


Verified Reviewer

Simple, Easy to use

Initially used ConnectWise Control (Formerly ScreenConnect) for simple IT support sessions (credential resets, issues with software, etc.). Later deployed agents to network. We found this product much more superior than other alternatives available on the market such as Kaseya. Sessions with speedy, and tools were easy to use like viewing one monitor individually, or performing maintenance discretely in open office environments. Allowed for support sessions to be performed remotely by staff extending the teams' effectiveness even in inclimate weather or times when IT staff worked remotely.


Adam B.

The price is right, it has enough features that were not that easy to integrate, its...

see above
you could have had the market targeting alot of users and devices all around the world with your good fair pricing but everything else is not so good as it was -- with webex, teamview, logmein, ultravnc free,
dameware, Zendesk, anydesk, realvnc just to name a few
we as IT professional cant afford to look stupid with virus threats coming up with screenconnect
and telling people all these instructions to get control your one step installer plugin never worked !!
but good pricing kind of scary that others offer like sysaid and others not offering anything for the small guys like you did --- by the way i was talked into the AUTOMATE product --- worst product ever!
i spent a bit over a half a day cleaning it off and restoring all systems. It would not do what it was suppose to do at all --- slowest connection and unusable at all it was connected but would wind up my systems on some process i had to shut them down and clean the drives of any traces of AUTOMATE -- no software has done worse and your sale and support did not believe me i showed them proof they laughed and said they have never used it professionally
thanks any more information happy to help
maybe you could be the next big thing all the ideas are there but it all fell apart and you need to do almost a 180'


Jared M.

#1 in Unattended Remote Access

I've used many remote access tools in my few years as an IT professional. None have come close to the quality, speed, and reliability of ConnectWise Control.
If you've read any of my other reviews of ConnectWise products you'll find a common theme, we started using the product shortly before the acquisition. In the ScreenConnect days the tool was just as good and it was impressive to see how smoothly this tool was brought into the fold.

ConnectWise Control will never leave my mind as the pinnacle of remote access tools.


Jeev Y.
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Company size: 501-1,000 Employees

If you value your time and energy, use this software

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 7/2/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I use this software on a daily basis to keep IT operations within my organization running like a well-oiled machine. Our pharmacies are very remote and the ease of deployment makes it a breeze to troubleshoot any machine located anywhere from anywhere.

Pros

ConnectWise Control was incredibly easy to implement, and is very powerful. It comes with so many tools and features that are invaluable and solve complex problems very simply.

Cons

No cons really. Any features and updates or nice-to-have's are added by their development team in subsequent updates, and they really do listen to their user base.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Product is one of the best I've used

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/29/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Our company has been a Connectwise (ScreenConnect) client since nearly the very beginning of the company. We have enjoyed a long standing relationship and legacy pricing that is not offered to other clients.

Pros

We have access to our client's computers at one of the cheapest endpoint costs out there. Our server went down at one point for various reasons and we lost the complete configuration. We contacted technical support and they were so helpful that we ended up getting all of our client's computers checking into the server up restoring the license key. Support saved us.

Cons

When we did the restore, it didn't preserve the groups that we had segmented our clients into. We had to take alot of time to restore the configuration environment that we had set up.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Simple, Easy to use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/13/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Initially used ConnectWise Control (Formerly ScreenConnect) for simple IT support sessions (credential resets, issues with software, etc.). Later deployed agents to network. We found this product much more superior than other alternatives available on the market such as Kaseya. Sessions with speedy, and tools were easy to use like viewing one monitor individually, or performing maintenance discretely in open office environments. Allowed for support sessions to be performed remotely by staff extending the teams' effectiveness even in inclimate weather or times when IT staff worked remotely.

Pros

Formerly Screenconnect, Connectwise Control is an easy to use remote software that gives IT professionals all the necessary support session tools to easily perform remote IT sessions with end users.
- Includes chat messaging
- Includes options to view services, logs, and processes
- Allows technician to blackout monitor / block keyboard presses during session
- Allows for easy facilitation of temporary remote sessions by non-technical staff
- Easy facilitation to give "passes" (timed access) to end-users and technical support staff
- Allows for basic scripting options for alerting and webhooks
- 2FA Authentication enabled

Cons

- Difficult initially to setup department groups of computers,
- Not a lot of documentation on setting up webhook scripting,
- Database maintenance can be tedious
- Outside basic functionality (which is all you need), selective and limited add-on options and integrations (compared to other product Automate [labtech])
- Uses Java over HTML5 only.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Adam B.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The price is right, it has enough features that were not that easy to integrate, its reputation has

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/28/2019
Review Source: Capterra

see above
you could have had the market targeting alot of users and devices all around the world with your good fair pricing but everything else is not so good as it was -- with webex, teamview, logmein, ultravnc free,
dameware, Zendesk, anydesk, realvnc just to name a few
we as IT professional cant afford to look stupid with virus threats coming up with screenconnect
and telling people all these instructions to get control your one step installer plugin never worked !!
but good pricing kind of scary that others offer like sysaid and others not offering anything for the small guys like you did --- by the way i was talked into the AUTOMATE product --- worst product ever!
i spent a bit over a half a day cleaning it off and restoring all systems. It would not do what it was suppose to do at all --- slowest connection and unusable at all it was connected but would wind up my systems on some process i had to shut them down and clean the drives of any traces of AUTOMATE -- no software has done worse and your sale and support did not believe me i showed them proof they laughed and said they have never used it professionally
thanks any more information happy to help
maybe you could be the next big thing all the ideas are there but it all fell apart and you need to do almost a 180'

Pros

THE price compared to TEAMVIEWER AND LOG|ME in
i was not a large operation so the licensing suited
i loved the idea that i could make it a subdomain of my site or just have a link and it was White labelled
affordable
once i was remotely connected it was fine
It has many integrations and partnered up with a lot of companies

Cons

Its a pity you have not a better business relationship with antivirus companies
in most occasions and it was happening more and more that it would be picked up as a virus --- not good and worrying
it has many integrations and features ---- these features were hard to install and because there was many versions - most the time hard to get the right compatibility -- these integrations should be one click or a signup here and there --- i wouldnt have minded paying good money if these would at least work
It was not very intiutive some tasks -- like the whole process i would go through with clients
download the exe or file
then double click on it --- if you miss it , it will be in your downloads
then click run
follow prompts
then allow
and no at this point i would sometimes get a prompt to update the software
not good, not good at all
your sales and support staff could not give a dam because i was a small 1-15 users account
it was not very easy and intuitive initially to do file transfer - have you used team viewer?
most respectable organisations wont allow 8041 port through there firewall
it has lost its good reputation that support users at the large universities have originally given it
being considered unsafe and treated as a threat - i know that i could make it an exemption in the AV software but it came up as threat after the fact as if it later was damaged as professional tool
with all the quality secure easy products on the market these days | cisco
webex|

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Jared M.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

#1 in Unattended Remote Access

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 10/29/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've used many remote access tools in my few years as an IT professional. None have come close to the quality, speed, and reliability of ConnectWise Control.
If you've read any of my other reviews of ConnectWise products you'll find a common theme, we started using the product shortly before the acquisition. In the ScreenConnect days the tool was just as good and it was impressive to see how smoothly this tool was brought into the fold.

ConnectWise Control will never leave my mind as the pinnacle of remote access tools.

Pros

The service/local application. Its so fast to reconnect after disconnection. It is so reliable in staying up even when the machine is under great stress otherwise. This is just a solid piece of software that does exactly what it needs to and then some.
The added features are all cohesive and add to the experience of remotely assisting our customers.
This tool filled a VERY much needed gap in the ConnectWise suite of tools and really made for a holy trinity for technicians day to day ease of use in working tickets in Manage, running commands and maintenance out of Automate, and immediately helping clients with Control.

Cons

Managing the server yourself had the usual annoyances of having to do so, but also the positives. I believe they will host you now as well. Honestly there is very little poor to say about this product!

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.2/10
Based on 1,585 user ratings
Compare user recommendation rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

ConnectWise Control Pricing

ConnectWise Control Pricing

Starting from
$19.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Annual pricing starting from $19 per tech/month. Month-to-month pricing starting from $24 per tech/month.

Annual pricing starting from $19 per tech/month. Month-to-month pricing starting from $24 per tech/month.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 1,585 user ratings
Compare value for money rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

ConnectWise Control Features

ConnectWise Control Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.5/5
Based on 1,585 user ratings
Compare features rating with alternatives
Compare with alternatives

Categories

Additional information for ConnectWise Control

Additional information for ConnectWise Control

Benefits

Collaborate with other techs and work on a sole session simultaneously.
Ad hoc support sessions allow for fast session creation and simple connections for users .
Transmit chat messages from the web UI to individual or group machines.
Session event triggers can automate actions, such as sending emails, depending upon system events.
Screen preview from the web UI to view if a machine is being utilized before connecting.
Central web application is the meeting point between your techs and customers.
Access from anywhere- gives you the ability to manage issues wherever there is an Internet connection.
Multiple-session support allows techs to work on multiple sessions simultaneously.
Multiple invitation: email invitations, session codes, and publicly visible sessions
Unlimited participants can join and view your online presentations.
Control and view machines through fully functional client.
Chat with users through an out-of-the-way interface.

GetApp Analysis

GetApp Analysis

ScreenConnect is a centralized remote desktop application that comes with remote access, remote support, and remote meeting features necessary for technicians to more effectively assist their customers. The app allows you to remotely access an end user’s device, so you can manage and control the installations on their machines with ease, attended or unattended.

The app’s remote meeting functionality lets users initiate meeting sessions with other technicians to discuss customer problems and find better solutions, and if needed, onboard another technician in a customer support session for collaboration. ScreenConnect can be customized to reflect your company’s branding. It works well with Windows, OSX, and Linux platforms, with mobile apps available for iOS and Android devices, allowing you to support any device from any platform.

ScreenConnect provides a customizable platform where technicians and customers meet for remote access, remote support, and remote meeting sessions.

What is ConnectWise Control?

ScreenConnect is a tool that lets technicians remotely access customer devices from anywhere where there’s Internet connection. It functions as the meeting point between customers and technicians, and gives support reps the ability to provide satisfactory technical assistance, minus the usually lengthy phone or chat sessions where relaying instructions to customers who aren’t tech-savvy is a frustrating experience for both parties.

Customers can be invited to join sessions through an email link, session codes, and publicly available session portals where guests select a session from a list. ScreenConnect gives you the ability to first preview if a device is being used prior to connecting, and technicians can participate in multiple support sessions simultaneously. The remote meeting feature can be used for presentations or training, and any number of participants can join.

The host page is where you create and manage ad hoc support sessions.

ConnectWise Control Main Features

Remote Support

ScreenConnect’s remote support capability allows technicians to create ad hoc support sessions to monitor and take control of customers’ servers or workstations, and offer them faster, more efficient technical assistance. The app comes with a centralized control panel that’s fully customizable and brandable, where users can create and manage sessions, and launch them on the fly whenever the need arises.

Remote support sessions can be initiated from any Internet-connected device. To ensure data security, ScreenConnect employs various security protocols: AES-256 encryption for each session, SSL certificate, role-based access permissions, audit logs, and other security layers that include granular permissions and multiple authentication methodologies.

ScreenConnect lets you specify user roles, including the tasks each role is authorized to carry out.

Remote Access

In ScreenConnect lingo, remote access signifies unattended access. It means persistent access to your customers’ networks or computers via an access client downloaded to their systems. To begin the process, first create the client by clicking on the (+) sign to the right of the Access section on the ScreenConnect host page. The Build Installer dialog box will appear where you’ll be asked to name the client by using either the machine’s name or a specific value.

Next, enter the organization’s name, select the remote device’s operating system from the dropdown menu to determine the type of installer to download, and then click on the Download Installer button. You can immediately start an unattended support session once the client is deployed to the customer’s computer.

To remotely access computers and workstations even when they're unattended, an access client must first be installed on the said machines

Remote Meeting and Presentation

ScreenConnect’s remote meeting and presentation feature allows users to conduct training sessions, collaborate with other technicians, provide project status updates to team members, and present product demos to customers or potential clients, among other things. This feature is anchored on the app’s ability to share a user’s computer screen with one up to an unlimited number of users. The presenter can also choose to have participants share their screens to others in the session.

ScreenConnect lets you send remote meeting invitations to guests through email or your website, record sessions for future review or replay, switch screens from presenter to participant and vice versa, generate session codes, capture screenshots, and chat with attendees via an unobtrusive message box to the right of the screen. On-the-go participants can join meetings using their Android or iOS devices.

The remote meeting feature is specifically built for remote collaboration, training, and demonstration purposes.

Branding and Customization

ScreenConnect provides branding and customization options that allow you to personalize the software according to your unique business needs. You can customize the app’s look and feel: colors, logo, desktop icon, favicon, and themes. Built-in themes that you can use right out of the box are available, and you can also create your own from scratch.

The command prompt, menu items, and the dialog boxes can be set to your local language. Full access to the software’s HTML and CSS code is provided, and you can specify how customers and technicians access your installation. ScreenConnect can be embedded to your website or deployed using a subdomain. Specific features can also be enabled or disabled.

Customizations can be done for the web interface, access agents, and even the length of your session codes.

Shared Toolbox

ScreenConnect comes with a nifty Shared Toolbox feature that allows technicians to share and run executables or other files on customers’ machines in just a few clicks. File sharing on guest computers can be done individually or simultaneously. A timeline view of the customers’ machines is available to verify that the needed files have been run.

To share files from your local drive to a customer’s computer, first, connect to a guest machine, select the Toolbox menu and click Manage. When the Shared Toolbox dialog box appears, you can immediately do three things: create a new directory or folder, upload files, or upload an entire directory. The files can be run or copied to the guest machine once uploaded to the Shared Toolbox folder.

ScreenConnect's Shared Toolbox allows you to quickly and easily install executables and other files on your customers' machines.

ConnectWise Control Integrations

ScreenConnect provides an API that allows you to connect the ticketing, helpdesk, CRM, RMM, and ITSM tools your organization already uses.

ConnectWise Control Pricing

ScreenConnect offers four pricing packages: One, Basic, Standard, and Premium. One costs $19 per technician per month, if billed annually, offers one license per account, and supports up to 10 access agents per license and a single tech registration. Basic, which starts at $39 per tech per month, can accommodate multiple licenses and up to 50 agents per tech or license, and offers a mobile technician license.

Standard, which starts at $49 per tech per month, supports multiple licenses per account, a mobile tech license, up to 100 access agents per tech/license, a remote command line, VoIP, sound capture, and the ability to view and control Android devices.

Premium, which costs $64 per tech per month, if billed annually, covers multiple licenses, 200 agents per tech or license, a mobile tech license, remote command line, VoIP, sound capture, wake-on-LAN, video auditing, and the capacity for viewing and controlling Android devices.

Custom enterprise packages are available, the pricing for which you can avail from the sales team. ScreenConnect can likewise be deployed on-premise, where pricing starts at $2,195.

Free trials are offered.

ConnectWise Control Bottom Line

  • Remote support, remote access, and remote meeting capabilities in one centralized application
  • Lets technicians collaborate on single sessions simultaneously to quickly and more effectively address customer issues
  • Easy uploading and sharing of files
  • Works with virtually any platform: Windows, OSX, Linux, and mobile devices
  • Customizable user interface for branding consistency
  • Apps available for iOS and Android devices

ConnectWise Control FAQs

ConnectWise Control FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ConnectWise Control.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ConnectWise Control offer?

ConnectWise Control offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: $19.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Annual pricing starting from $19 per tech/month. Month-to-month pricing starting from $24 per tech/month.

Q. What are the main features of ConnectWise Control?

We do not have any information about ConnectWise Control features

Q. Who are the typical users of ConnectWise Control?

ConnectWise Control has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does ConnectWise Control support?

ConnectWise Control supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ConnectWise Control offer?

ConnectWise Control has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does ConnectWise Control support mobile devices?

ConnectWise Control supports the following devices:

Android

Q. What other apps does ConnectWise Control integrate with?

ConnectWise Control integrates with the following applications:

CloudBerry Backup, ConnectWise Automate, ConnectWise Automate, ConnectWise Manage, ITBoost, Naverisk, Slaask, SolarWinds Passportal, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does ConnectWise Control offer?

ConnectWise Control offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials