Remote Desktop Software Market Size & Share, by Component (Software, Hardware, Services); Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud); Organization Size (Large Enterprises, SMEs); End-User Industry (IT & Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Government, Others) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecast, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 5632
  • Published Date: Feb 12, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

Remote Desktop Software Market size is projected to cross USD 53 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 14% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of remote desktop software was approximately USD 21 Billion. This growth in the market revenue is set to be encouraged by a growing number of people working remotely. Over 11% of full-time employees work from home, indicating the rising normality of remote work environments, globally. Concurrently, a noteworthy about 27% of workers have adjusted to a mixed work style. Hence, the demand for remote desktop software is also projected to rise.

In addition, workers are using more and more devices in diverse places as they become more mobile. It is going to be crucial to provide for this expanding, diverse, and scattered workforce. By offering safe access that is optimized across platforms and devices, solution providers can obtain a competitive edge. Furthermore, the growing prevalence of COVID-19 has majorly boosted the adoption of remote working which might further influence the market growth.

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Remote Desktop Software Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Surge in Adoption of BYOD Policies - The growing acceptance of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in companies is one of the main factors propelling the remote desktop software market. For instance, over 82% of businesses have some sort of BYOD policy in the world. Workers can access company data and apps using their devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, due to BYOD. This method improves worker happiness, productivity, and workflow flexibility. If improperly handled, it also makes one more vulnerable to cyber dangers. Security for remote access becomes essential at this point. BYOD programs are made more secure with the use of technologies including virtual private networks (VPNs), virtual desktops, and cloud access software. As more businesses implement flexible BYOD standards, there will certainly be an increasing need to secure remote access which would further boost market demand.
  • Rise in Cyber Crime  - Businesses have been compelled to strengthen their remote access security as a result of the increasing threat of cybercrimes including ransomware, phishing, malware attacks, and data breaches. Attackers have obtained unauthorized access to important enterprise data by taking advantage of flaws in antiquated legacy architectures. Strict verification of identity and multi-factor authentication is implemented in remote desktop software, such as zero-trust network access, to prevent breaches. The industry continues to grow owing to the need for enhanced security against sophisticated cyber-attacks.
  • Growing Popularity of Remote Learning - The field of education has experienced tremendous transformation in recent years, and the growth of distant learning and remote learning will be vital in determining the direction of education in the future. Additionally, remote learning makes education accessible to people who might not find themselves enabled to attend in-person sessions by allowing students to study from anywhere in the globe. Therefore, the adoption of remote desktop software is growing. With the use of remote access tools like VNC Connect, visually impaired students can reclaim their independence, which will boost their self-esteem and improve their academic performance.


  • Data Security & Privacy Issue - Users may utilize organizational networks and resources from beyond the perimeter with the assistance of remote desktop software. This introduces security holes that could be used to steal data. VPN-dependent solutions have security constraints because of overlying implicit trust. Additionally, cloud-based access might increase the possibility of data leaks. The concerns over data privacy and security persist in discouraging numerous heavily regulated industries, such as healthcare and banking, from implementing remote access software. Furthermore, insufficient access to governance measures and low cybersecurity awareness among staff members increase the dangers. Solution providers must overcome these data protection obstacles.
  • High Price of Implementation - Adoption obstacles for small organizations are caused by the high expenses of installing, configuring, and maintaining sophisticated hardware and software for remote access. Concentrators and other costly hardware components are needed for legacy VPN infrastructure. For SMEs, the licensing fees associated with some virtual desktops and RDS software may be unaffordable. Making the switch to cutting-edge technologies like SASE and ZTNA also necessitates large upfront costs. Hiring qualified personnel and providing in-depth IT training also raise costs. To save costs and increase SMB adoption, solution vendors are creating SaaS models and lightweight, scalable choices.
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Remote Desktop Software Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

~ USD 21 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

~ USD 53 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Remote Access Software Segmentation

Deployment Mode (On-Premise, Cloud)

The cloud segment in the remote desktop software market is estimated to gather the largest revenue share of 60% in the coming years. Growing cloud spending is expected to drive the segment's growth. End users are predicted to spend over USD 598 billion on public clouds globally, up from over USD 420 billion in 2021 and about USD 499 billion in 2022. In a cloud-hosted environment, the infrastructure is maintained and strong security measures are provided by the cloud provider to guarantee that data and apps are always safe, even when accessed from a distance. Furthermore, with the growing adoption of remote access in various financial organizations, the demand for cloud is growing. This is because accessibility to financial data and transactions may be made safe and scalable with the help of cloud-hosted solutions. Financial professionals may now effectively and safely access their work environment from any internet-connected device. Real-time financial data monitoring is possible with the help of sophisticated analytics and reporting capabilities offered by cloud-hosted systems.

Organization Size (Large Enterprises, SMEs)

The SMEs segment is expected to hold 60% share of the global remote desktop software market during the forecast period. Any business hoping to reduce costs and provide employees with flexibility must be able to access and troubleshoot distant equipment from any place. Remote workstation access may be a big deal for small firms that have traveling workers, supplementary offices, or people who work from home since it can increase productivity and lower costs. Furthermore, software for remote support may assist small firms by enabling efficient remote troubleshooting. One of the more frequent and crucial jobs that IT handles daily is supporting distant users and workstations, which makes it necessary that small business remote assistance software enables quick and simple resolution.

Our in-depth analysis of the global remote desktop software market includes the following segments:


  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Services

     Deployment Mode

  • On-Premise
  • Cloud

     Organization Size

  • Large Enterprises
  • SMEs

     End-User Industry

  • IT & Telecom
  • BFSI
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Others

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Remote Desktop Software Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

The remote desktop software market in North America is projected to gather the highest share of over 35% over the coming years. This growth is set to be dominated by the rising presence of key software manufacturers. Furthermore, there has been a surge in the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in this region which is also boosting market growth. With almost 43% of businesses fully utilizing the technology, the US is at the forefront of the adoption of IoT activities. As a result, the demand for remote desktop software is also growing. This allows customers to manage and keep an eye on their Internet of Things (IoT) devices—like industrial machinery, security cameras, and smart home appliances—from any location. Administrators may monitor the status of their devices, get alerts, and troubleshoot them remotely with IoT device remote access, all without physically visiting the device locations.

APAC Market Analysis

Asia Pacific remote desktop software market is also estimated to have notable growth during the forecast period. The growth of the market in this region is poised to be encouraged by a rising employee base and high-priced office or working space which is why most operation is estimated to be conducted remotely. Furthermore, there has been a rise in the number of startups in this region, Usually, startups have a very low investment which makes it necessary to adopt the remote working method. Hence, the market demand for remote desktop software is also set to grow in this region.

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Remote Desktop Software Landscape

    • VMware
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • BeyondTrust Corporation
    • Sangfor Technologies
    • QNO Technology, Inc.
    • H3C Technologies Co., Ltd.
    • LeadSec Technologies, Co., Ltd.
    • DPWORK Technologies
    •  Array Networks, Inc.
    • F5, Inc.
    • Barracuda Networks, Inc.

In the News

  • August 2020 saw the release of the VMware Secure Access service edge solution by VMware, a well-known software provider with a focus on cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technologies. Firewalling, zero-trust network access, and SD-WAN are all combined by it.
  • The industry-leading Privileged Remote Access solution from BeyondTrust, which enables IT/OT teams to monitor, audit, and govern remote privileged access by approved workers, contractors, and vendors, has just released version 21.2. This update maintains security without sacrificing functionality. Employers and outside parties can use Privileged Remote Access to apply enhanced credential security, enforce the least privilege, and exercise granular control and visibility over remote access.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma

  • Report ID: 5632
  • Published Date: Feb 12, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The major factors driving the growth of the market are the surge in the adoption of BYOD policies, the rise in cybercrime, and the growing popularity of remote learning.

The market size of remote desktop software is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 14% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are VMware, BeyondTrust Corporation, Sangfor Technologies, QNO Technology, Inc., and others.

The SMEs segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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