How to choose the best remote desktop access tool?
Remote desktop software is a technology that gives IT technicians the ability to access their customer's device remotely for maintenance and support. However, it's tricky to find a standalone remote desktop app that has remote support and unattended access, and that suits your organizational needs. Ideally, the best remote desktop access software should contain strong safeguards for your data and an extensive feature list that helps your team troubleshoot faster.
Secure Remote Desktop Access for Customers
Customers expressing their concern to let a technician access their device over a remote connection is genuine and understandable. Building trust with a customer would therefore be the foremost step in remote troubleshooting.
Keeping in mind remote connections can pose privacy risks, security and data protection should be the top priority. With SSL encryption and 256-bit AES encryption, inactive session timeout, data anonymization, and other data protection options. Zoho Assist - remote access tool, is secure remote control software that gives customers good reasons to trust your service by ensuring safe and secure connections to remote desktops.
Features that add something extra to a remote connection software
Technicians need a lot more than just access to a remote desktop for resolving tickets faster. Zoho Assist, remote desktop control software allows technicians to perform several tasks during a session to resolve issues effectively and faster on a remote desktop. This remote desktop access tool has features that help you with faster troubleshooting, including file transfer, live chat, multi-monitor navigation, screen sharing, and support for multiple technicians.
Our remote connection software offers file transfer options to help technicians with operations like software installations, patch updates, and driver installations. File transfer in Zoho Assist does not use intermediate FTP or cloud-based storage devices, which are susceptible to data theft. Learn more
It is imperative for a technicians to stay in-touch with their customer during remote computer control ensures faster analysis of the issue and faster troubleshooting. Zoho Assist, remote desktop connection software, a technician and customer can chat with each other from their consoles, avoiding the hassle of external chat applications.
When your customer is working with multiple monitors, asking them to navigate between them each time you need to see another monitor is cumbersome. This remote desktop tool offers you shortcuts from the technician console to navigate between multiple monitors of the remote PC.
During a remote session, technicians can broadcast their screen to the customer by reversing the shared screen. With screen sharing technicians can demonstrate installations or train the customer on a particular aspect of the product. Showing customers how to solve simple issues on their device can also save you time by preventing repeated calls to your support team while establishing a remote desktop connection.
Remote access software with multi-OS interconnectivity
Ideally, the best remote desktop software in the market should allow its users to traverse all operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Ubuntu, Android, and iOS. Using our Windows remote desktop tool, you can remotely access, manage, diagnose, and control your workstations, laptops, and other devices running on macOS with efficacy. You can also use a device running on macOS to establish a remote connection with your workplace PCs running on Linux or Windows instantly. With Zoho Assist you can provide remote support to users on all major OS platforms seamlessly. This helps you cut down on expenses incurred due to OS support issues and thereby increase workplace productivity.
Remote connection software that allows as many technicians and computers as you want
Each technician's skill set is different. Sometimes, you might require multiple technicians with different skill sets to tackle all the issues that your organization has to contend with. With Zoho Assist - remote access software, you can have as many technicians as you want in your organization. You also can give them specific group-based permissions and put them into specific departments.
Zoho Assist, remote desktop software allows you confusion-free management of large number of unattended computers with features like computer grouping, group-based permissions, and departments. You can organize computers based on location, function, or any other criteria you prefer. With departments, you can create internal divisions within your organizational account, so each department can also have its own set of technicians, email templates, and email configurations.
Support a remote desktop with your brand name.
Big corporations are often apprehensive about supporting their clients from an app with another company's brand. Zoho Assist is one of the best remote access software that offers you rebranding options so you can use your company's name, logo, favicon, and a customized portal URL. Our rebranding options also allow you to customize the emails sent to customers and also configure the sender's email address, along with reply-to and CC email addresses in your remote desktop solution. Learn more.
Clutter-free interface: Minimalist design for faster navigation.
Working with a user interface with too much information causes problems. Remote customers usually expect issue resolution in the fastest possible timeframe. A complex user interface makes technicians search through information they don't need, which naturally delays the troubleshooting process. Zoho Assist remote desktop control software offers you a clutter-free user interface that even first-timers can navigate easily.
Learn from the past and track your growth.
A large organization will have a lot of activities to keep track of. In such a case, a super-admin has a difficult task at hand, to know what's going on in the organization. Reports in Zoho Assist give a super-admin or manager a detailed view of all the activities carried out in the organization.
Session metrics available in Reports include:
- Start time
- Session Video
- Session Title
- Customer's operating system, IP address, and email address
- Technician's name, email address, and operating system
- Viewer type
Along with these metrics, you can also choose various custom views to see how your organization is performing. Different custom views available for remote support and unattended access in Zoho Assist are based on:
- Session duration
- Technician by session count
- Technician by session duration
- Session count
Technician by session count
Technician by session duration
Frequently Asked Questions
01. What is remote access software?
Remote access software allows technicians across the world access to remote devices right from where they are.
02. Does Zoho Assist offer free remote desktop software?
Zoho Assist remote desktop software is free for personal use. With the free version, you will be allowed one to work with one technician and configure upto 5 devices for unattended access.
03. How can I access my desktop remotely?
You can access a remote desktop through an on-demand remote support session or an unattended access session. To initiate an on-demand remote support session you can invite your customer through email or SMS. For unattended access, you configure the remote desktop individually or through our bulk deployment methods.
04. How secure is Zoho Assist - Remote connection software?
Our remote connection software is secured by our industrial standard 256-bit AES encryption. You can monitor the activities of technicians in your organization using our Action Log Viewer. Zoho Assist also provides you an additional layer of security through two-factor authentication.