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Comparison overview

Find out how we are different
from other solutions on the market. 

 

 

 

 

BifrostConnect
Attended 

 

 

BifrostConnect Unattended 

 

KVM IP Switches 

 

Remote Access Software 

Purpose  – Built to support sessions by authorized, verified internal or external specialists.

– Sessions are terminated by onsite staff

– Built to support sessions by authorized internal or external technicians.

– The session does not require onsite staff interaction

– Built for managing multiple servers by internal IT staff – Built for managing PC or Servers
Compatibility – Supports all types of devices and IT equipment across Workplace, Industry equipment, and Critical infrastructure.

Supports; Mobile devices, Computers, IoT devices, POS, Robotics, and Network equipment through Terminal Access

– Built for accessing servers – Works with most computers Windows, Mac, or Linux
Access – Temporary access through BifrostConnect services

– No copy-paste or file transfers possible

– Permanent access through BifrostConnect services

– File transfers optional (can be removed entirely)

– Requires a VPN to access outside network

– Built-in web server for accessing the remote console (newer models) or requires access through add-ons like Java or IE 11 (older versions)

– File transfers possible

– Requires a working and supported operating system,

– Requires software installs

– Requires network access

– Access through a Cloud service or through local IP

Authentication  – One-time password (on-site personnel required) – Multi-Factor
Authentication
– Authentication is handled locally on the device – Authentication is handled through Cloud service or local directory
Device Management – Optional – Included – No device management – Device management is possible
Setup – Works out of the box – Requires configuration before it’s usable – Requires configuration before it’s usable

– File transfers possible

– Requires setup and installation on device beforehand
Hardware
Input/Output
– RS232 Serial port, Relay port, HDMI Port, Micro USB port, SIM card tray, and USB C port) – Externally powered, Either VGA inputs or HDMI inputs or USB or PS/2 – N/A
Connectivity – Built-in LAN (PoE), WIFI, and 4G – LAN – N/A
Form Factor – Portable battery-powered (charged through USB-C, Micro-USB, and PoE) – For rack mount – N/A
Terminal Access – Yes – No – No
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