TeamViewer, one of the most successful technology companies in the world, offers users a secure remote connectivity platform that enables them to remotely access, manage, control, monitor, and support any device, regardless of the platform it is running on.
More than 600,000 people already use TeamViewer, and it has been downloaded onto more than 2.5 billion different kinds of devices. It can be used for free by individuals for non-commercial purposes. TeamViewer enables companies of all sizes and in all industries to digitally transform their mission-critical processes by continually innovating in the fields of remote connectivity, augmented reality, the internet of things, and digital customer interaction.
TeamViewer was established in 2005 and is currently a publicly traded company with its headquarters located in Goppingen, Germany. The company has 1,400 employees across the globe. The TeamViewer AG ticker symbol (TMV), which is traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is included in the MDAX index.
TeamViewer is a computer program that permits remote access and remote control, making it feasible to maintain computers and other equipment without physically being present. It was first made available in 2005, and its capabilities have been steadily expanding ever since.
TeamViewer is a proprietary program; nevertheless, the program can be used without charge and registration is not required for non-commercial purposes. It is currently installed on more than two billion different devices. TeamViewer is the company's primary product and service offering.
In 2005, Rossmanith GmbH introduced the first version of the TeamViewer program, which at the time was still derived from the VNC project and had not yet been rewritten from scratch.
The information technology service provider desired to perform tasks such as software installation remotely so that they could avoid making pointless trips to their customers' locations. TeamViewer GmbH, which is currently a branch of TeamViewer AG and conducts business as TeamViewer Germany GmbH, was founded as a result of an extraordinarily successful development that led to the establishment of TeamViewer GmbH.
TeamViewer is compatible with the vast majority of desktop PCs, including those running popular operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, and macOS from Apple. In addition, there are packages available for a variety of Linux distributions and offshoots, including Fedora Linux, Debian Linux, Ubuntu Linux, and Red Hat Linux. In addition, the Raspberry Pi operates the Raspberry Pi Operating System, which is a fork of Debian.
TeamViewer is also available for use on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets that run the Android or iOS/iPadOS operating systems from Apple. Linux-based operating systems are the only platform on which it is able to perform relatively limited functions.
Since Microsoft has discontinued support for the Windows Phone and Windows Mobile operating systems, the level of support available for these two platforms is gradually decreasing.
Different hardware and software versions of TeamViewer each come with their own set of features and capabilities. TeamViewer's core functionality is around the ability to exercise remote control and perform maintenance on computers and other endpoints. Once the connection has been established, the user at the other endpoint will be able to view the screen on the remote computer.
For example, both endpoints are able to copy and paste text from and to a shared clipboard and send and receive files. In addition, additional features, such as IP telephony, which allows for the transfer of audio and video data, enable teams interact more effectively.
Recent changes have been made to the software that improve its functionality, particularly with regard to its application in large companies. This was the impetus behind the development of the enterprise edition of TeamViewer Tensor. TeamViewer Pilot, the company's name for their remote support software featuring augmented reality elements, is available for purchase from TeamViewer.
TeamViewer allows users to connect to a variety of software applications and online services, such as those offered by Microsoft, Salesforce, and ServiceNow (Teams). The solution, which is also available in more than 30 different languages, is accessible to almost all countries.
The use of TeamViewer is completely free for individuals who only intend to use it for personal, non-business purposes. After payment of the necessary payments, the program can only be used for commercial reasons. Registration for a subscription is obligatory for businesses of all stripes, including companies and other business customers.
Since the application moved to a model based on subscriptions rather than individual licenses, it is no longer possible to buy it just once. The price of utilizing the program is broken down into tiers that vary not just based on the number of users but also on the number of concurrent sessions. All users can see the most recent updates at the beginning of each month.
Over local or public networks, as well as the Internet, it is just as possible to make incoming connections as it is to make outgoing ones. TeamViewer has the capability to operate as a Windows system service if the user so requests.
This gives users the ability to access distant computers without being seen. There is also a portable version of the software that may be used to operate without the need for installation. This version of the software can be used, for example, with a USB data carrier.
The link can be established with the help of one-of-a-kind identifiers and passwords that are generated on the spot. Before any connection is made, the servers that make up the TeamViewer network make sure that the IDs of both ends are correct. Users are given the ability to do additional authenticity checks on the remote device through the use of the fingerprint, which increases the overall level of security.
Passwords are protected against attacks using brute force, in particular by elongating the time difference between connection attempts by an exponentially increasing amount. Two-factor authentication, block lists, and allow lists are some of the additional security measures that TeamViewer makes available to its users.
Before establishing a connection, TeamViewer performs a preliminary scan of the device's and the network's setup in order to identify any restrictions that may be caused by firewalls or other types of security devices. In most cases, it is possible to establish a straight TCP/UDP connection without first establishing any additional ports. If that is not the case, TeamViewer will move to an alternative path, such as an HTTP tunnel.
No matter which sort of connection is selected, only encrypted data channels are utilized for the data transfer process. TeamViewer was designed with built-in support for end-to-end encryption utilizing RSA (4096 bits) and AES (256 bits). According to the company, attacks including a man in the middle are practically hard to pull off. This will be ensured by the exchange of signed keys that takes place between two key pairs.