Comparison of remote desktop software

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This page is a comparison of remote desktop software available for various platforms.

Remote desktop software

Software Protocols Creator First public release date Latest stable year, version License Free for personal use Free for commercial use
AetherPal Proprietary AetherPal Inc. 2011 2016, Valet Proprietary No No
Ammyy Admin Proprietary Ammyy Inc. 2007 2015, 3.5[1] Proprietary Yes No
AnyDesk Proprietary AnyDesk Software GmbH 2015 2019, 5.2.2 Proprietary Yes No
Anyplace Control Proprietary Anyplace Control Software 2002 2012, 5.4.0.0 Proprietary No No
AnywhereTS RDP, ICA Qzone ? 2009, 3.4 Proprietary Yes Yes
Apple Remote Desktop RFB (VNC) Apple 2002 2017, 3.9[2] Proprietary No No
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Proprietary, RFB (VNC) Apple 2007 2014, 1.6 Proprietary Yes Yes
AppliDis RDP Systancia ? 2013, 4 SP3 Proprietary No No
BeAnywhere Support Express Proprietary BeAnywhere 1996 2015, 6.00 Proprietary No No
Bomgar Proprietary Bomgar 2003 2018, 18.1.1 Proprietary No No
Cendio ThinLinc RFB (VNC) Cendio AB 2003 2019, 4.11.0 Proprietary Yes[lower-alpha 1] Yes[lower-alpha 1]
Chicken of the VNC RFB (VNC) ? 2002 2011-02, 2.1.1 GPL Yes Yes
Chrome Remote Desktop Chromoting Google 2011 2018, 70.0.3538.21 BSD Client, Proprietary Server Yes Yes
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Proprietary CloudBerry Lab May 25, 2017 2018-08, 1.7.2 Proprietary Yes Yes
Citrix XenApp/Presentation Server/MetaFrame/WinFrame RDP, ICA Citrix Systems 1995 2014, 7.5 Proprietary No No
Ericom Connect Proprietary Ericom Software 2015 2019, 9.1 Proprietary No No
Fog Creek Copilot RFB (VNC) ? 2005 2014[3] Proprietary No No
GO-Global Proprietary GraphOn ? ? Proprietary No No
Goverlan Systems Management (Goverlan Reach Remote Control) Proprietary, RDP, RFB (VNC), Intel vPro KVM, SSH Goverlan Systems Management 1998 2019, 9.01 Proprietary No No
GoToMyPC Proprietary Citrix Online 2000 2013 Proprietary No No
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) HP RGS Hewlett-Packard 2003 2016, 7.3 Proprietary Yes[lower-alpha 2] Yes[lower-alpha 2]
IBM Director Remote Control Proprietary IBM ? ? Proprietary No No
I'm InTouch Proprietary Communique 2000 2015, 9.51 Proprietary No No
Veyon RFB (VNC) ? 2005 2019-05-08, 4.2.1 GPL Yes Yes
KRDC RFB (VNC), RDP Tim Jansen, Urs Wolfer, a.o. 2010 2014-07, 4.13.95[lower-alpha 3] GPL Yes Yes
LogMeIn Proprietary LogMeIn, Inc. ? ? Proprietary No No
Mikogo Proprietary BeamYourScreen GmbH ? 2015-03-24, 5.2.2[5] Proprietary Yes No
Netop Remote Control Proprietary Netop Business Solutions A/S 1987 2019, 12.80 Proprietary No No
NetSupport Manager Proprietary NetSupport Software 1989 2019 Proprietary No No
Netviewer Proprietary Netviewer AG ? ? Proprietary No No
NoMachine NX NoMachine 2003 2019, 6.6.8 Proprietary Yes[lower-alpha 4] No
Open Virtual Desktop RDP Ulteo 2009 2014, 4.0.1 GPL Client, Proprietary Server No No
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI AIP Tarantella/Oracle Inc. 1997 2015-04, 5.2.903 Proprietary No No
Parsec Proprietary Parsec Cloud, Inc 2016 2016-07, 3.5 Proprietary Yes No
Proxy Networks Proprietary Funk Software Inc. 1993 2015-02-04,8.10.2 Proprietary No No
QVD NX and HTTP Qindel Group 2001 2017-02, 4.0.0[6] GPL Yes Yes
rdesktop RDP Matthew Chapman 2001 2013 GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC Open RFB (VNC) RealVNC 2002 2012, 4.1.3[7] GPL Yes Yes
RealVNC RFB (VNC) RealVNC 2002 2019, 6.4.1 Proprietary Yes[lower-alpha 4] No
Remmina RDP, RFB (VNC), SPICE, XDMCP, SSH Originally written by Vic Lee 2009 2019-12-06, 1.3.7 GPL Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services RDP Microsoft 1998 2016 Proprietary Yes Yes[lower-alpha 5]
Remote Utilities Proprietary Alex Ter-Osipov, Remote Utilities LLC 2004 2019 Proprietary Yes No
ScreenConnect Proprietary Elsinore Technologies 2008 2017, 6.2 Proprietary No No
Splashtop Proprietary Splashtop Inc 2010 2019 3.3.0.1 Proprietary Yes No
SSH with X forwarding X11 ? 1999 2015, OpenSSH: 7.1, protocol: 2.0 BSD Yes Yes
Sun Ray/SRSS ALP ? ? ? Proprietary ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Proprietary Symantec Corporation 1986 2012, 12.6.65 Proprietary No No
TeamViewer Proprietary TeamViewer GmbH 2005 2019, 14.2 Proprietary Yes No
Techinline RDP Techinline Ltd. 2006 2016, 4.2.2 Proprietary No No
Teradici PCoIP Teradici Corp. 2007 2016 Proprietary No No
Thinc Thinc Columbia university 2007 2008 GPL Yes Yes
TigerVNC RFB (VNC) Red Hat, Cendio AB, The VirtualGL Project 2009 2018, 1.9.0[8] GPL Yes Yes
TightVNC RFB (VNC) Constantin Kaplinsky 2001 2019, 2.8.23 GPL Yes Yes
Timbuktu Proprietary WOS Datasystems pre-1988 2013, 8.8.5 (macOS)/9.0.5 (Windows) Proprietary Yes Yes
TurboVNC RFB (VNC) The VirtualGL Project 2004 2018, 2.2 GPL Yes Yes
UltraVNC RFB (VNC) Rudi De Vos, UltraSam, Martin Scharpf, Oliver Schneider 2005 2018, 1.2.2.2 GPL Yes Yes
Vinagre RFB (VNC), SPICE, RDP, SSH The GNOME Project 2007 2019-05-08, 3.32.2 GPL Yes Yes
XDMCP X11 Keith Packard 1989 2012, 1.1.1 MIT Yes Yes
xpra Bencode-based, rencode-based, YAML-based, RFB (VNC) for desktop mode Nathaniel Smith 2008 2019-03-20, 2.5[9] GPL Yes Yes
X11vnc RFB (VNC) Karl Runge 2001 2019, 0.9.16[10] GPL Yes Yes
X2Go NX Oleksandr Shneyder and Heinz-M. Graesing[11] 2006[11] 2018, 4.1.0.3 GPL Yes Yes
x2x X11 ? 1996 2003, 1.27 BSD Yes Yes
Software Protocol Creator First public release date Latest stable version License Free for personal use Free for commercial use

Operating system support

Software Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux FreeBSD Java (client) Android iOS Blackberry (client) Windows Mobile Chrome OS (client)
Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Client Server Client Server Server client
AetherPal Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes ?
Ammyy Admin Yes Yes No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
AnyDesk Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes
AppliDis Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
Apple Remote Desktop No No Yes Yes ? No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
BeAnywhere Support Express Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
Bomgar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No[12] No[12] ?
Cendio ThinLinc No[lower-alpha 6] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes[lower-alpha 7] No Yes[lower-alpha 8] No Yes[lower-alpha 9] No Yes[lower-alpha 10] Yes[lower-alpha 11]
Citrix XenApp Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes No Yes ?
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No No ?
Ericom Connect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes
Fog Creek Copilot ? Yes ? Yes ? No ? No No No ? No No No ? No ?
FreeNX No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? No No ? No ?
GO-Global ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes ?
Goverlan Systems Management (Goverlan Reach Remote Control) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
GoToMyPC Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) Yes[13] Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No ? No No No ? Yes ?
IBM Director Remote Control Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No ? No No No No No ?
I'm InTouch Yes No No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
Veyon Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No ? No No No No No ?
KRDC No No No No No Yes No Yes No No ? No No No No No ?
LogMeIn Pro Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No No Yes ?
Mikogo ? Yes ? Yes[lower-alpha 12] ? Yes[lower-alpha 13] ? No No Yes[lower-alpha 14] ? Yes[lower-alpha 15] No No ? No ?
Netop Remote Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 16]
NetSupport Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes ?
Netviewer ? Yes ? No ? No ? No No Yes[17] ? ? No No ? No ?
NoMachine Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No No Yes[lower-alpha 17]
Open Virtual Desktop Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes No No ?
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? No No No ? No ?
Proxy Networks Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? Yes No No No No ?
QVD No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
rdesktop No Yes[18] ? Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
RealVNC Free Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
RealVNC Personal Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
RealVNC Enterprise Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? Yes No No ? No ?
Remmina No No No Yes No Yes No Yes No No ? No No No ? No ?
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Yes Yes No Yes[lower-alpha 18] Yes[20] Yes No Yes ? Yes ? Yes No No ? Yes[lower-alpha 19] ?
Remote Utilities Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No
ScreenConnect Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No No No No ?
Splashtop Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[23] Yes Yes
SSH with X forwarding No Yes[lower-alpha 20] No Yes[lower-alpha 20] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes[24] ? Yes No No ? No ?
Sun Ray/SRSS ? Yes ? No ? Yes ? No Yes No ? No No No ? No ?
Sub7 ? No ? No ? No ? No Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
Symantec pcAnywhere ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? No Yes ? ? ? No Yes ? Yes ?
TeamViewer Yes[25] Yes[25] Yes[26] Yes[26] Yes[27] Yes[27] No No Yes Yes[28] Yes[28] Yes[29] No Yes[30] Yes[31] Yes[32] Yes[33]
Techinline Yes Yes No No No No No No No No ? No No No No No ?
TightVNC Yes Yes No Yes[lower-alpha 21] Yes[lower-alpha 22] Yes[lower-alpha 22] Yes[lower-alpha 22] Yes[lower-alpha 22] Yes Yes ? ? No No ? No ?
TigerVNC Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 23] Yes[lower-alpha 23] Yes No ? No No No No No ?
Timbuktu Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No No
TurboVNC No Yes No Yes[lower-alpha 24] Yes Yes[lower-alpha 25] Yes[lower-alpha 23] Yes[lower-alpha 23] Yes[lower-alpha 26] No ? No No No No No ?
UltraVNC Yes Yes[lower-alpha 27] No No No No No No Yes No No No No No No No ?
XDMCP ? No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? No No ? No ?
xpra Yes[lower-alpha 28] Yes Yes[lower-alpha 28] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No[lower-alpha 29] No No No No No No No No[lower-alpha 30]
X11vnc No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? No No ? No ?
X2Go No Yes[37] No Yes[37] Yes[38] Yes[37] No Yes[37] No No ? No No No No No ?
x2x No[lower-alpha 31] No[lower-alpha 32] No[lower-alpha 31] Yes No[lower-alpha 31] Yes No[lower-alpha 31] Yes No ? No[lower-alpha 31] ? No No No[lower-alpha 31] No ?
Software Server Client Server Client Server Client Server Client Java (client) Client Server Client Server Blackberry (client) Server Client Chrome OS (client)
Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux FreeBSD Android iOS Windows Mobile

Features

Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption File transfer Audio support Multiple sessions Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access Session recording Screen blanking USB forwarding Export network services Printing Smartcard authentication Whiteboard Chat tool H.264 support Browser-based access
AetherPal Client & server SSL, TLS Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ammyy Admin Client & server AES, RSA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? No No No ? ? ? No ? ? No ? ?
AnyDesk Client & server SSL, TLS 1.2, AES Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited (depends on license) Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
Anyplace Control Client & server RC4, RSA Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AnywhereTS Client only SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
AppliDis Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apple Remote Desktop Client & server AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Apple Screen Sharing (iChat) Client & server AES-256 No No Yes No ? ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
BeAnywhere Support Express Client & server SSL, TLS, AES Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Bomgar Client, server, & listening SSL, AES 256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Cendio ThinLinc Client & server SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 33] Unlimited Yes VirtualGL No Yes No ? No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Chicken of the VNC Client only No No No No No ? ? ? ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Chrome Remote Desktop Client & server SSL, TLS No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CloudBerry Lab (CloudBerry Remote Assistant) Client & server SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited ? ? No ? No ? No No No No ? Yes ? No
Citrix XenApp Client & server SSL, TLS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ericom Connect Client & server SSL, TLS[39] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
FreeNX Client & server AES Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GO-Global Client & server SSL, DES-56, DES-168, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Goverlan Systems Management (Goverlan Reach Remote Control) Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GoToMyPC ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Unlimited Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? ? Yes No No Yes ?
IBM Director Remote Control Client & server AES, Triple DES, DES Yes No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
I'm InTouch Web client & Win server SSL, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Veyon Client & server SSH No No Yes No Yes No ? No Unlimited Yes No No Token-Based ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
KRDC Client only No No Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
LogMeIn Pro only SSL, TLS[40] ? Yes[41] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes[41] ? ? ? Yes[42] ? Yes[41] ? ? ?
Mikogo Client & server[lower-alpha 34] AES-256 Yes No Yes[lower-alpha 35] No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Netop Remote Control Client & server & listening SSL, TLS, AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NetSupport Manager Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Netviewer Client & server AES-128 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes[lower-alpha 36] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
NoMachine Client & server SSL, SSH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Open Virtual Desktop Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Unlimited Yes No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Oracle Secure Global Desktop Software/Sun VDI Client & server SSL, TLS (AES-256) Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Proxy Networks Client, server, & gateway SSL, AES-256 Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, client Yes Unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No Yes ? Yes
QVD Client & server SSL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Unlimited No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
rdesktop Client only Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 37] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Home Client, server, & listening AES-128 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode No Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Professional Client, server, & listening AES-128 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
RealVNC Enterprise Client, server, & listening AES-256 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes[lower-alpha 38]
Remmina Client only AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited ? ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes ? No[lower-alpha 39]
Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 40] Yes[lower-alpha 41] Yes[lower-alpha 42] Yes[lower-alpha 43] No Yes Unlimited Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Remote Utilities Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited (depends on license) ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No No Yes No No
ScreenConnect Client & server AES-256 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Splashtop Client & server Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes
SSH with X forwarding Client & server Yes Yes Partial[lower-alpha 44] Yes[lower-alpha 45] Yes ? ? No Yes[lower-alpha 46] Unlimited Yes Yes, server side[45] Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
Sun Ray/SRSS Client, server, & hardware Yes No Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Sub7 Client & server No No No No No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Symantec pcAnywhere Client & server AES-256 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? No ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ?
TeamViewer Client & server AES-256 Yes Partial[lower-alpha 47] Yes No Yes Yes Yes, client & server Yes 3-15[lower-alpha 48] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes
Techinline Client & server Yes Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ? 1 or unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TightVNC Client, server, & listening SSH (Unix client only) Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes in listening mode ? Unlimited ? ? No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TigerVNC Client, server, & listening SSL, TLS No No Yes No No No Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Timbuktu Client & server Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
TurboVNC Client, server, & listening SSL, TLS, SSH No No Yes No No No Yes in listening mode Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL No Yes No No No No No No No No No Yes
UltraVNC Client & server With plugin Yes No Yes Partial[lower-alpha 49] Yes Yes Yes, with SC version + external "Repeater" server ? Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
XDMCP Client & server No No No Yes No ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xpra Client & server SSH, TLS, AES Yes Yes Yes Yes[lower-alpha 50] Yes Yes Yes, server[lower-alpha 51] Yes Unlimited Yes VirtualGL Yes Yes[lower-alpha 52] Yes[lower-alpha 53] No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes
X11vnc Server only SSL Yes No Yes No Yes ? ? Yes Unlimited ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
X2Go Client & server SSH Yes Yes[lower-alpha 54] Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
x2x Client only Yes[lower-alpha 55] No No Yes N/A ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Software Client/server/listening Built-in encryption File transfer Audio support Multiple sessions Seamless window Remote assistance Access permission request NAT passthrough IPv6 support Maximum simultaneous connections Video 3D Drag and drop file transfer Multiple passwords for remote access Session recording Screen blanking USB forwarding Export network services Printing Smartcard authentication Whiteboard Chat tool H.264 support Browser-based access

Terminology

In the table above, the following terminology is intended to be used to describe some important features:

  • Listening mode: where a server connects to a viewer. The server site does not have to configure its firewall/NAT to allow access on port 5900 (or 5800); the onus is on the viewer, which is useful if the server site has no computer expertise, while the viewer user would be expected to be more knowledgeable.
  • Built-in Encryption: the software has at least one method of encrypting the data between the local and remote computers, and the encryption mechanism is built into the remote control software.
  • File Transfer: the software allows the user to transfer files between the local and remote computers, from within the client software's user interface.
  • Audio Support: the remote control software transfers audio signals across the network and plays the audio through the speakers attached to the local computer. For example, music playback software normally sends audio signals to the locally attached speakers, via some sound controller hardware. If the remote control software package supports audio transfer, the playback software can run on the remote computer, while the music can be heard from the local computer, as though the software were running locally.
  • Multiple sessions: the ability to connect to a server in many users, and each one see his different desktop
  • Seamless Window: the software allows an application to be run on the server, and just the application window to be shown on the client's desktop. Normally the remote user interface chrome is also removed, giving the impression that the application is running on the client machines.
  • Remote Assistance: remote and local users are able to view the same screen at the same time, so remote user can assist a local user.
  • Access Permission Request: local user should approve a remote access session start.
  • Maximum simultaneous connections: number of clients connected to the same session
  • Screen blanking: the ability to prevent the user of the host/server from viewing what is currently being displayed on the screen while a remote user is connected.

See also

Notes

References

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