VNC – Teamviewer (software)
TeamViewer, is an all-in-one solution for remote support, remote access, and online meetings which allows you to assist customers remotely, work with colleagues from a distance and also stay connected with your own devices or assist friends and family members.
The software actively runs on more than 400 million devices, of which at least 30 million are connected to TeamViewer at any point in time. The company’s product portfolio is complemented by solutions for IT monitoring, data backup, anti-malware, and web-conferencing.
The solution portfolio of TeamViewer covers the entire business lifecycle and addresses specific needs including screen sharing, remote desktop, remote access, instant business chat, web and video conferencing, backup, anti-malware, online whiteboards and much more.
The software is distributed by the German company TeamViewer GmbH, which was founded in Göppingen, Germany in 2005. As of 2018, TeamViewer has local representations in Australia and the United States.
Two outside investments were placed in TeamViewer since 2010. The Durham, North Carolina-based company GFI Software acquired a majority stake in TeamViewer in 2010. The London-based private equity firm Permira took over GFI’s stake in TeamViewer in 2014.
In 2020, TeamViewer software has seen significant extra demand caused by the COVID-19 lockdown and the shift of millions of people to remote work.
Encryption and security features
TeamViewer includes encryption based on 2048-bit RSA private/public key exchange and Advanced Encryption Standard AES (256-bit) session encryption, two-factor authentication, enforced password reset on unusual activity and a listing feature for trusted devices (Whitelisting).
Look and feel
When downloading TeamViewer, you will see the software like this on your computer (Screenshot taken from a Windows operating system: