Remote access systems, such as Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection, Virtual Network Computing (VNC) and similar...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
products, allow you to connect to a computer over the network and manipulate it with your mouse and keyboard as if you were sitting at the computer. When you connect to the remote system, you will be prompted to enter your username and password before gaining access.
Many enterprises use these two technologies in tandem for security reasons. Users who wish to make remote access connections to use computers on the corporate network must first connect to the VPN and then establish the remote access connection. This strategy prevents unknown Internet users from directly attempting unauthorized remote access connections, providing an added layer of security.
Dig Deeper on Network Access Control Basics
Related Q&A from Mike Chapple
It's hard to tell if a company is a HIPAA business associate, but a closer look at HHS documents helps. Expert Mike Chapple discusses a specific case...continue reading
There was speculation in the security world over whether the FedRAMP certification would be helpful or not. Now that it's in full use, Mike Chapple ...continue reading
Medical device companies are part of the health industry, but does that make them a HIPAA covered entity or business associate? Expert Mike Chapple ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.