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"The solution has a perpetual license and it is purchased upfront.""It will probably cost about $500 USD to get the resources set up in the cloud.""Although not an expensive product, pricing is always something that can be improved.""It's not an expensive solution.""It's not an expensive product.""Its licensing is on a yearly basis. We're on the educational or academic license, and our terms are good. We're very happy with the pricing.""The pricing could always be improved."

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28th
out of 33 in Remote Access
Views
104
Comparisons
88
Reviews
0
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out of 33 in Remote Access
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17,763
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Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
375
Rating
7.9
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Overview

Amazon WorkLink is a fully managed service that lets you provide your employees with secure, easy access to your internal corporate websites and web apps using their mobile phones. Traditional solutions such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and device management software are inconvenient to use on the go, and often require the use of custom browsers that have a poor user experience. As a result, employees often forgo using them altogether.

With Amazon WorkLink, employees can access internal web content as easily as they access any public website, without the hassle of connecting to their corporate network. When a user accesses an internal website, the page is first rendered in a browser running in a secure container in AWS. Amazon WorkLink then sends the contents of that page to employee phones as vector graphics while preserving the functionality and interactivity of the page. This approach is more secure than traditional solutions because internal content is never stored or cached by the browser on employee phones, and employee devices never connect directly to your corporate network.

With Amazon WorkLink, there are no minimum fees or long-term commitments. You pay only for users that connect to the service each month, and there is no additional charge for bandwidth consumption.

Remote Desktop Services is a server role in Windows Server that provides technologies that enable users to access session-based desktops, virtual machine-based desktops, or applications in the data center from both within a corporate network and from the Internet. Remote Desktop Services enables a rich-fidelity desktop or application experience, and helps to securely connect remote users from managed or unmanaged devices.
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unisys, brillio, 8kmiles, privo, eplexity
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Financial Services Firm27%
Healthcare Company18%
University18%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company20%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise35%
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Amazon WorkLink is ranked 28th in Remote Access while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is ranked 3rd in Remote Access with 14 reviews. Amazon WorkLink is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is rated 7.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services writes "It's predictable but they need to develop ´╗┐´╗┐better support for remote desktops for alternative platforms". Amazon WorkLink is most compared with OpenText Exceed TurboX (ETX), whereas Microsoft Remote Desktop Services is most compared with VMware Horizon View, TeamViewer, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Parallels Remote Application Server (RAS) and VMware Workspace ONE.

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