About TightVNC

TightVNC is an on-premise open-source remote access software designed to help organizations connect, view, and manage desktops across a variety of operating systems and servers like Windows, macOS, and Linux. The platform includes encryption technology, which enables users to securely share passwords, ensuring authorized access to remote sessions.

TightVNC uses RFB (remote framebuffer) protocol, which provides a graphical user interface and cross-platform compatibility for virtual computing and administration. It offers a host of features such as compression, documents and image transfer, multilingual interface, screen reader disabling, Java viewer, and more. Administrators can also use the idle timeout functionality to specify response time for keyboard and mouse events and automate disconnection if there’s no activity by the client.

The service configuration window in TightVNC lets managers set up custom rules to allow or block multiple IP addresses and implement password-enabled access to reconfigure services or shutdown remote machines. The application also stores information about past connections and provides auto-fill suggestions while establishing view-only connections.

Devices

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S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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TightVNC connection settings
TightVNC password-based authentication
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Features

Total features of TightVNC: 14

  • Access Control
  • Application Sharing
  • Authentication
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Control
  • Remote File Access
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Secure Login

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Reviews

Overall rating

5 /5
(3)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
5/5

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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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Reviewed on 2020/12/03

I am satisfied with the TightVNC and I recommend it for use on the personal network, between a...

I am satisfied with the TightVNC and I recommend it for use on the personal network, between a couple of connected devices, because you will not be disappointed with this one.

Pros

This is really good Software, which I tend to use daily on my work and I can say that I am very satisfied from the first day, as it provides user with good, reliable, password protected remote connection and file sharing service between your ( host ) and remote ( connected device ) PC.

Cons

Sometimes keys are not recognized while full screen option is chosen and in order to resolve this ( and to come out of full screen ), I need to start up Task Manager, kill TightVNC there and uncheck full screen option on the new connection window.

Vania Y.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great Freeware remote support backdoor

Reviewed on 2020/12/10

My over all experience is great. I used it for personal use and at a mom and pop sized company. ...

My over all experience is great. I used it for personal use and at a mom and pop sized company. It has no place in an enterprise level network.

Pros

I like that it is free, easy to install and setup, and doesn’t require the machine to be attended to connect.

Cons

The version we used was not a network version and it would be easy to setup the password incorrectly and have no idea what it is. Also, I am concerned about the weak security features.

Francisco javier S.
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

A great solution for remote support in LAN

Reviewed on 2020/07/21

Great solution for LAN support.
If you just have one location, a VPN o can modify setting on your...

Great solution for LAN support.
If you just have one location, a VPN o can modify setting on your router/firewall, tightVNC is your solution: easy to use and install, really fast and good quality and FREE

Pros

We have been using TightVNC several years in our central office (around 50 computers, call center, warehouse, design) to provide support to our employees and TightVNC works really well. Once installed, it's really fast to connect and gives a great image quality and responsiviness. Also it's a free software, so it really worths the time you should use to configure it

Cons

The main reason we stop using tightVNC to go to teamviewer was the opening of several outside warehouse, franchises and stores. In order to continue using tightVNC we should open different ports to any computer and as more and more people start using laptops outside our LAN, makes impossible to continue using it without a VPN.
The main lack we have found it's the lack to file transfer in an easy way (copy/paste, drag and drop).
If the remote computer has several screens it's not so comfortable because you must scroll

TightVNC FAQs

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TightVNC offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
  • Free Trial: Available

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TightVNC offers the following features:

  • Access Control
  • File Transfer
  • Mobile Access
  • Remote Access

TightVNC has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

TightVNC supports the following languages:

English

TightVNC supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

We do not have any information about what integrations TightVNC has

TightVNC offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base

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