Remote access applications are generally used to share files and hardware, as well as having one’s desktop easily available while away from their personal computer. Using these applications, one can access their computer through their mobile phone. These applications work over the system firewall keeping the computer secure at all times.
A personal computer cannot be carried around, and most people store their important business and personal files, presentations, documents music and photos in it. In order to access the necessary files or documents, irrespective of location, all one needs to do is install any one of the seven applications listed below.
1.http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx: This application allows one to control any computer through the web by running the application on both the systems. This application can be used to give business presentations to customers or colleagues. Transfer of files between computers is done by drag and drop method. This application will work fine with any kind of firewall and no changes like port forwarding need to be made. All the data is encrypted and has standard SSL providing the much needed security.
2.http://www.gotomypc.com : One of the most popular remote access applications that automatically configures itself to the computer. With this application one has access to their PC from another computer running on Windows, Linux or even Macintosh. One can also control their computer with a Windows enabled mobile device, which gives the freedom of access and control. Data transfer between the computers is encrypted with AES using 128 bit keys and password protection giving maximum security. Even a printer or any other hardware devices to print documents can be used. To share files and folders between the systems, drag and drop files/folders across the screen to share them.
3.http://www.radmin.com : is completely compatible with Windows Vista. It has high level security using 2048-bit key size. Data is securely transferred between computers with no threat from hackers. This application works at high speeds, automatically adjusting with change in internet speeds. It supports text and voice chat enabling one to stay in touch with people on their network. If one needs to transfer files, use the drag and drop method. With this application one can have multiple connections at a time and control remote computers in real time.
4.http://logmein.com : With this free remote access application one can control their computer from virtually any browser or wireless device that has access to the internet. The logmein free version does not support file sharing, hardware sharing or remote printing, whereas Logmeinpro does. When using this application one could arrange a meeting with friends, business associates or colleagues on the internet, as well as listen to music saved on the computer and synchronize clipboard with the remote computer. It also has the added feature to chat between connected computers. The computer can be rebooted or reconnected even while in safe mode. All the data is encrypted for maximum security and detects any external intrusion via SSL/TSL. This application can be used on systems using Windows and Macintosh.
5.http://www.remote-computer-access.com: this software allows one to access and control their computer from any computer that is connected to the web or control any computer on the local network. This application supports multiple connections at a time and the remote computers can be accessed in real time. Different work modes like ‘view only’ can be set allowing users to view the contents only, and even shutdown the remote computer, reboot and log off from any local computer. It has a high level of security. This application works through firewalls and gives a high resolution view with detailed color.
6.http://www.anyplace-control.com: gives a choice of controlling the computer from virtually anywhere in the world with a computer that has internet access. It is very easy to install, use and works on systems running on a dynamic IP address. One can view the remote computer desktop on the local computer, also transfer files using the drag and drop method and print documents using the printer on the remote computer. This application even allows one to turn on a remote computer using Wake-On-LAN technology.
~Zahid H Javali