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What Security Should I Use For Remote Access?

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There are a lot of solutions for building highly secure remote access solutions. One of them is Cloud VDI Solutions possessing numerous benefits for working from home and over a particular space. Within this model, various cloud apps go underutilised while working from home. Besides this, these remotely accessible models frequently do not fail based on security. RDS and VPN, along with VDI, are alternatives to these remote access solutions. Let’s discuss what they exactly are.

Remote Desktop Solution (RDS)

One of the most common or highlighted jobs of a remote desktop solution is that it controls which desktop hosts are accessible and from whom they can be accessed. RDS is a part of the remote access solution. It might be used to boot desktop and application deployment simultaneously and allow the running of almost any operating system (OS) or application. All the employees start gaining access to the same virtual desktop and resources within the server that will be divided among employees of a particular business or organization.

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

We all know about the most common devices that are needed for working from home; machines like computers or laptops are one of them. If we talk about providers also offering apps for various devices, including smartphones. A VPN consists of many uses, but the most common one is that it allows users’ devices to build a network or connection with a corporate network from any remote location having a good internet connection.

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI, is a solution that provides accessibility to a virtual desktop to users. The desktop is delivered through a network to its endpoint, where the user can directly interact with the operating system and the applications. The endpoint might be your PC or a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet.

Points to consider while opting for secure remote access

Many things should be considered while selecting any secured remote access solution. However, some of the most common and important aspects are mentioned below:

Maintenance

One of the least required maintenance solutions is VPN. Once you download and install your desired files or apps, you can quickly run them over your hardware instead of using them over any network protocol (internet) that can comprise virus attacks on your device.

A remote desktop solution or RDS set up, comes in the middle based on maintenance as it has fewer machines that need to undergo patching and maintenance processes.

Numerous virtual machines are used by a third well-known alternative called VDI. This needs support and maintenance, which brings many challenges while running patches and updating processes.

Security 

Both RDS and VDI can be set up to restrict data from leaving the subject area or corporate network.

On the other hand, the VPN offers better security features than both VDI and RDS. Your information and data are entirely secured within this system while passing through the tunnel between the sender and the recipient.

Costs

If cost is considered one of the most important factors, one needs to choose the most suitable VPN route to go down.

VPN solutions are the ones that require the minimum hardware along with some benefits, such as; the users can generally use their existing devices, computers, smartphones, etc.

VDI is one of the most expensive methods used in the system, where an additional layer of software is needed while hosting the system.

Conclusion

We learned what solution could be chosen for building a secure remote access model. Here we discussed the three most common alternatives that can be used for these remote models: RDS, Cloud VDI, and VPN. Keeping in mind all the factors and the exact meaning of these solutions, you can select suitable for securing remote access for your business.

A technologist from the United States. Troy has worked with several major financial organisations implementing IBM mainframes.

Troy Beamer
Troy Beamer
A technologist from the United States. Troy has worked with several major financial organisations implementing IBM mainframes.

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