About Take Control

SolarWinds Take Control is a cloud-based attended and unattended remote support solution designed for MSPs and IT pros. It offers support to Windows, Mac, and Windows platforms, from all of those plus iOS and Android. Both branding and extensive configuration options enable a customized service offering that offers several simple ways for end users to request support. 

The solution meets FIPS (140-2) standards, is ISO 27001-certified, and utilizes AES 256, TLS 1.2, multiple advanced cryptography protocols, and a proprietary Secrets Vaults feature to secure the network, data, and sessions. Technicians can enjoy unlimited simultaneous session support, powerful diagnostic tools, and features like automatic screen resolution adjustment to...


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13 Reviews of Take Control

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.31 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

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December 2019

Doug from Unison Technology Inc

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Solarwinds quality in remote support

As I do most of my work remotely this product has been steady and reliable in both maintenance and support of end users. I very happy with the product.

Pros

I had used LogMeIn Central for years, but the cost increased to an unaffordable price. I tried many different alternatives, but couldn't find a suitable product until I found Take Control. It has proven to be reliable and at a fraction of the cost of LogMeIn.

Cons

I would like more features to include an msi package to push out in AD. The screen blanking feature has had issues, but has gotten better.

May 2019

Andrew from ComTec Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

Take Control: Just Works

Awesome. Love it.

Pros

It just works. Fast connections. Tons of features, built in multi-pane file transfer w/ multi-queue, pause and resume functionality. Automatic reconnect Lightweight integrated chat, system shell, information, full audit trail.

Cons

It's hard to find a glaring Con with Take Control. ~2-5% of installations occasionally have an issue (integrated NCentral version of TC), however I have never seen a simple quick reinstall fail to fix any of those issues.

January 2020

Mathew from Golden Living Services

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2020

Director of Services

Ease of connecting to clients. Ability to see who is logged in and where they are on our network.

Pros

Ability to stay connected while re configuring network settings. Switching netowrks VPN's etc.

Cons

I currently have an issue. I cannot see chrome screens, and some windows screen areas. So far I've seen this on two Laptops that are running Windows 10, on is on 1903 and the other is running 1909. I need to call support on this yet. A second issue, I upgraded a PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10 it still shows up as Windows seven in the Devices list under OS.

January 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

January 2018

Not user friendly

None at all

Pros

The products drag and drop functionality with transferring files is wonderful. The groups make it easy to find machines as well.

Cons

This software has more bad points than good. Seeing the screen is very difficult unless you change the resolution on the client screen. If you use the zoom functionality you have to scroll all over the screen. Each session opens in it's own window so if you are doing a large upgrade and need many open it make sit difficult to use. Some of the default settings such as to log the person off when you log out of a remote session make support harder.

July 2019

Eli from Wolf Consulting, LLC

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

4.0

July 2019

Good Product as a Complment to Solarwinds N-Central

Overall, I am happy with the product, but I would prefer to not need to buy additional services to compliment what is integrated with N-Central.

Pros

Take Control standalone is a good compliment to N-Central. This product is integrated into N-Central, but that versions lacks ad hoc connections for systems tht are not already added to the system. Using Take Control stand alone lets start connections for users on machines that are not already in Solarwinds N-Central.

Cons

The fact that we needed to purchase an add on product to start ad hoc connections is a bit disappointing. his functionality really should be integrated into N-Central.