Remote desktop software for Linux

The secure way to access and operate a Linux device from your desktop, tablet or mobile.

Fast, secure & reliable remote desktop software for Linux

Support for major Linux distributions

VNC Connect supports Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS and SUSE.

Maximize your IT stack with Virtual Mode

Accomplish more from a single Linux device with Virtual Mode. Multiple users can create their own unique sessions via virtual desktops, where they can work without disturbing one other.

Connect across platforms

Do more with multi-platform support that lets you access devices running Windows, Mac, and Raspberry Pi, as well as mobile devices. Use our VNC Viewer app (iOS and Android) to access your desktop whilst on the go.

Get more done with VNC Connect on Linux

Optimized performance

Even in environments with low-bandwidth and high-latency, VNC Connect offers a reliable connection by automatically optimizing for your network bandwidth.

Tailored user permissions

Set everyone up for success whilst ensuring the right people have the right level of access. VNC Connect makes it easy to configure setup to best fit team needs with granular controls.

Easy-to-administer access

Keep admin simple by managing permissions by policy templates and distributing remotely to devices, saving you considerable time and effort.

Power productivity

Packed with helpful tools like two-way file transfer, remote printing, and in-session chat, VNC Connect helps you get more done using remote access.

Backwards compatibility

VNC Connect also supports older versions of Ubuntu, Red Hat and CentOS, giving you flexibility and helping to extend the life of your IT estate.

Free from frustration

Use your remote devices as though you were actually in front of them, with a responsive connection and exceptional image quality.


“ We use RealVNC software daily and because of it we are able to resolve 95% of IT issues directly from where we are. ”

Wayne Murray

IT Helpdesk Supervisor

Secure by design

Offer secure remote access at scale across your organization with confidence. VNC Connect features enterprise-grade security that protects against external threats, while a suite of admin tools gives you complete control of access across all devices.

Security is at the core of our solution – by design, we treat every connection as though it originated in a hostile environment. To safeguard against unsolicited access, an incoming connection must always be authorized from the end-user device on the Server side. And to ensure total privacy, sessions are always end-to-end encrypted at up to 256-bit AES.


Trusted by leading IT teams worldwide



"The fact that RealVNC Connect is compatible with a wide range of operating systems is important for our future growth. With RealVNC Connect, we can monitor a digital sign running on Android, or customer kiosks that have a Windows-based OS. Having the flexibility to work with any system makes it much easier for us to say ‘yes’ to any potential customer."

- Frank Yoder, CEO


“We immediately realized the user interface was much better for us, and much more user friendly for the help desk team. Pretty soon we said, ‘Let's just switch everything to RealVNC.’”

Aleks Nikolovski

100.3 FM

“Being able to operate in two markets is really important for our business. VNC Connect allows us to do this without needing to constantly drive between Timaru to Oamaru. This is a game changer for us.”

James Valentine


MiPi Support

"RealVNC® makes it really easy for me, from virtually anywhere, to use my phone or tablet to look into and fix a problem should something arise."

Matt Ireland, Founder

Massage Robotics

“At Massage Robotics we don’t write programs that simply tell the robots to go from one point to the next. We create algorithms fed by databases that allow our robots to devise new routines. With hundreds of lines of code in each robot, and thousands more lines based in the cloud, RealVNC is a game changing solution for us.”



"RealVNC® remote access software is proving extremely useful in allowing our small helpdesk team to support staff located at sites around the whole of Poland."

Nataniel Zielinski, IT Architect/IT Administrator

The best bit about VNC Connect, it’s simple to start

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 (VNC Viewer and VNC Server) offers support for Ubuntu, Red Hat, CentOS, and SUSE. View this Help page for more detail.

Depending on subscription, you can remotely configure VNC Connect (VNC Viewer and VNC Server) using policy templates and then provision target computers. Learn more here.

Yes, it is. Depending on subscription, you can install VNC Server and supporting programs on a central computer and enable users to run programs from target computers. Learn more here.

Let’s talk

Get in touch today to discuss how we can help with your remote access needs: