Remote access for education

Foster education by using secure remote access throughout your institution.


Unlock freedom and reach further

Accessible learning

Deliver remote education to students, no matter where they are.

Reduce disruptions

Quickly find and fix IT problems on devices and equipment from anywhere.

Expand academic training

Let researchers operate specialized equipment without limitations.

Protect your institution's data with strong security for remote access

Security is at the core of our solution and critical to safeguarding your institution’s data against unsolicited access to networks and equipment. Deploy at scale while keeping teaching sessions safe with vigorous protection options and authentication tools that give you complete control.


Provide students with reliable, high-quality streaming sessions

Compact and lightweight, VNC Connect delivers performance that removes downtime frustrations for teachers and students, aiding uninterrupted learning. High-speed streaming and adjustable parameters allow educators to run high-quality sessions without distress.


” RealVNC remote access software has decreased the amount of downtime when our onboard systems do not perform properly, allowing us to increase the amount of time sampling. “

Marc Peters

Technical Support

Engage students with remote access tools that grow learning

Enable your institution to interact with students and boost the quality of learning with interactive tools built into VNC Connect. Securely grant learners access to internal networks and allow collaboration between classmates, bringing groups together no matter where they are.


Trusted by leading IT teams worldwide

University of Miami

University of Miami

"RealVNC® remote access software has decreased the amount of downtime when our onboard systems do not perform properly, allowing us to increase the amount of time sampling."

Marc Peters, Technical Support


St Anthony's School

"With VNC® Connect installed on their tablets, visually impaired children can access the whiteboard from anywhere in the room. This allows them to engage with the lessons and we are a seeing a positive impact on their independence and confidence."

Malcolm Ferris, M.Ed. Learning Technologist


Practical Action

"VNC® Connect’s instant support capability allows our IT technicians to elevate permissions on colleagues’ computers without divulging their admin password – it’s a great feature for peace of mind and security."

John Loudon, International IT Infrastructure Specialist


Kyrene School District

"RealVNC® provides us with a fast and effective way to support our widespread staff and students. It’s not a big piece of software but it’s fast and really simple to use."

Damian Nichols, Assistant Director of Technology


Huntsville ISD

"RealVNC® is helping us meet our goal of integrating visually impaired students with their peers in a mainstream classroom environment."

Huntsville staff

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Cardinal Newman Catholic School

"It’s really important that our student is able to regain his independence without feeling different from his peers. VNC® Connect allows him to actively engage in the classroom and fulfill his academic potential."

Michelle Chappell, Assistant Headteacher, SENCO

Try remote access the secure way

Frequently asked questions

Didn’t find the answer you were after? Check out our Help Center for more FAQs, technical docs and how-to guides.

VNC Connect can only be purchased with annual billing. Monthly billing is not available.

If you need to increase the number of licenses you’re using, you can do so in your RealVNC account. However, please contact Sales if you need to change your license type.

You can download VNC Server here. It’s the software to install on every computer you want to control.

You can download VNC Viewer here. It’s what you install on every desktop computer you want to control from. If you’re looking to control computers from a mobile device or to access a mobile device, search ‘RealVNC’ in the iOS App Store or Android Play Store.

You need to license the VNC Server app you install on every remote computer you want to control. The VNC Viewer – the application you use to control other machines – doesn’t need licensing.

 Yes, as VNC Server and VNC Viewer are available as separate MSIs in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Any suitable tool, for example, SCCM or Group Policy can be used to remotely deploy to Windows computers.  However, you can only license VNC Server as part of the deployment process if your subscription includes that option.

Signed packaged apps also exist for macOS deployment.

Under Linux, you can host VNC Server on a network share.

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