|Type||Public Corporation (Germany)|
|Key people||Robert Gratzl, Jörg Mayer, Lars Thomas|
|Products||Netviewer Meet, Netviewer Support, Netviewer Admin, Netviewer Present|
|Employees||~200+ (April 2009)|
||This article appears to be written like an advertisement. (June 2009)|
Netviewer AG is a German IT company headquartered in Karlsruhe. The company's software products Netviewer Meet, Netviewer Support, Netviewer Admin, and Netviewer Present provide web conferencing, desktop sharing, and remote maintenance capabilities.
Netviewer was founded in 2001. In 2002 Netviewer won a competition for startup companies sponsored by German savings banks and McKinsey Consulting in Germany. In years 2006 and 2007 Netviewer ranked in the top-10 of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 in Germany. Since 2007 the company has slid off any ranking list and is now barely providing any product worth speaking of.
Desktop sharing is the core functionality of Netviewer AG products. It works by establishing a direct connection between two or more computers over the Internet. Screen contents can be exchanged in real time between the participating computers for as long as the connection is maintained. The direction of viewing can be switched at any time. No installation is required to use the software. Netviewers products include the web conferencing solution Netviewer Meet, helpdesk and IT support software Netviewer Support, remote access tool Netviewer Admin and the web-based webinar and webcast solution Netviewer Present.
Netviewer Meet is available as freeware for private users and as a software-as-a-service or on-premise licensing models for commercial use. The other products are available as software-as-a-service or on-premise licenses exclusively. They provide little to no support on any of their products as they are based in Germany.
The SIT opinion is dated April 2004 and is for Netviewer 2.0 (build 521). There is no opinion about newer versions.