As more people across the world hurtle towards mobile computing, it is becoming increasingly important for most software products to be loaded with remote control features that enable team collaboration anywhere, and at any time.
The same goes for security software where antivirus with remote control management exist to troubleshoot workplace and client issues quickly and securely without moving from your desk.
Remote control also allows for quick and safe connection to machines so as to resolve issues in real time, which in turn saves you time, money, and stress.
IT admins are able to receive real time alerts and report on threats, while taking control of their networks’ security from any location, at any time, especially with the many remote workforces across the globe.
Here are our top picks for the best antivirus with remote control management.
With Bitdefender’s GravityZone tool, you get full visibility into your overall security posture, security threats on a global scale, and control over security services that protect virtual or physical desktops, servers, and mobile devices.
All these are managed through a single console, Control Center, for control, reporting, and alerting services (in companies this is for various roles in the organization).
Through the Device Control module, you can perform remote or manual installs by going to My Bitdefender window, where you can update, start a scan, and register the product, all from the cloud.
Once you open My Bitdefender page, you can find all devices installed with Bitdefender and control it from there.World's best antivirus
All BullGuard products in its comprehensive security suite are designed with your business in mind.
One of the most striking things is its effective and pleasing design, with a simple to navigate and use dashboard interface, and clearly marked features and actions.
It comes with remote control so you can manage your personal or business information, whether your device is not close by, or even if it gets lost or stolen.
You can choose from BullGuard Premium protection, BullGuard Internet Security or BullGuard antivirus.Why Bullguard?
Panda Remote Control is a tool developed by Panda Security to let you access your computer(s) on your network remotely from a web console.
With this tool, you can troubleshoot issues without being physically present, or, if you’re an agency, you can resolve your clients’ security problems without them having to intervene, and with little if any impact on their activity.
It is available in Panda’s Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Protection Plus, and Adaptive Defense 360 consoles when you buy it, then automatically installs the first time you enable Remote Control option in the settings of the configuration profile for the group that hosts remote computers.
Only users with Total Control or Security Administrator permissions can use it – not users with Monitoring Administrator’s Guide 7 permissions.
You get three options when defining the privacy level to apply when accessing remote computers: Always ask for permission, Just notify, and Allow access without notification.Recommended antivirus
Avast is a leading antivirus with remote control management for smooth running and troubleshooting issues without leaving the comfort of your desk.
The Premium Remote Control features include:
- Remote administration to remotely connect to any computer and install new software, troubleshoot, switch users, among other tasks
- System information to see vital info about the hardware and software
- File transfer to send log files and receive software updates so as to troubleshoot and resolve issues fast and effectively
- Session recording, a one-click recording to capture sessions for follow-up and/or training
- Maximum security for complete end-to-end encryption so as to keep your connection safe
- Full-featured chat client to stay in touch with customers as you troubleshoot their problems
Comodo’s Remote Control (CRC) delivers faster and easier remote desktop connections for managed service providers, so as to bring core services needed by these providers under a single umbrella and login of the Comodo console.
Through the latest innovation and technologies, Comodo delivers tools that outperform most third-party software currently in use today.
CRC helps streamline workflows, saving you money, by letting you troubleshoot issues, install updates, run maintenance, gain access to networked resources, and so much more.
Admins can view and interact with remote PCs and run any tasks that will be required as CRC is seamlessly integrated with endpoint monitoring interfaces of Comodo One, allowing them to view results of any updates made in real time.
You get to save money, time, and reduce on-site visits needed to be made, thus improving overall productivity.
It is built from Chromoting and WebRTC, standards-based technologies, the latter which offers advanced communication and collaboration environment capabilities for interoperability, improved video quality, reliability, security, and it is dynamic as it changes with network conditions for solid connections.
AVG’s Managed Workplace 10 comes with integrated advanced security features including expanded remote control functions.
The Premium Remote Control has been enhanced to include ad hoc and on-demand sessions to offer remote support to anyone on the internet without deploying Managed Workplace.
It also has end-user consent feature that respects the privacy of your clients by requesting access to initiate remote control to their devices.
This remote control feature saves clients the cost of purchasing and maintaining a separate remote control solution.
Have you used any of these antivirus with remote control management? Or do you have one that you currently use that’s not listed here? Share with us your experience in the comments section below.
Editor’s note: this article has originally been published on December 26, 2017 and has since been updated to reflect the freshness of the products and software described.
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