Remote Access Intro

— Brought to you by the 2X Cloud Computing Team

Remote Access is not a new term to the IT industry. Right from the introduction of LAN and WAN, IT people have been creating remote accessing tools to remotely connect to a network. However, the introduction of cloud computing and virtualization technologies has revolutionized remote accessing technology. Today, there are powerful RDP tools, such as the 2X Remote Desktop Clients, which can effectively unleash the full potential of remote access technologies to bring agile mobility to business environments.

What is Remote Access?

Remote Access is a method that facilitates remote connection to a network from any location. In simpler terms, employees of an organization can access resources from the corporate network from home or while traveling around. Remote accessing networks are especially important for large enterprises that have multiple offices at various locations. At the same time, small and medium businesses can improve their business performance. For instance, a healthcare company has hundreds of nurses operating outside the company. Instead of coming back to the office for finalizing paperwork, the nurses can remotely access their systems and retrieve important information like patient data, prescription information, scheduled follow up visits, etc. to effectively care for the patients. Today, every business needs remote accessing tools, regardless of size and nature of business.

The early RDP technology used dial-up networks to provide access to network environments. However, the cost involved in dial-up setup shifted the focus on to virtual private networks. In a VPN setup, devices can remotely access networks using a VPN server without incurring huge expenses. Network security is the main concern in a remote network system. As networks are accessed from the outside, information can be retrieved by other users. However, VPN networks provide a secure tunnel so that information only passes through this tunnel, denying access to unwanted users. Two popular protocols are used in VPN infrastructure, SSL and IPSec. SSN VPN connections can be accessed using web browsers while the IPSec connections are offered by private RDP client software. The difference lies in the layers where the protocols secure the network. However, the increasing use of VDI environments and application delivery systems has combined SSL protocols with IPSec protocols. Moreover, creating a VDI environment facilitates higher level of security and data integrity. So, companies do not have to worry about data security in a secure VDI environment.

Today, smart phones are increasingly becoming a part of every corporate network. With BYOD programs and mobility solutions everywhere, the necessity of a powerful remote access client is required. Another important consideration is the cross-browser and cross-device compatibility. The infrastructure of most organizations consists of different devices such as laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets that run on various operating systems like windows, Linux, MAC and Chrome. While choosing a RDP tool, it is important to choose a device that works on every platform, device, browser and OS. If you use ChromeBook, you can still access Microsoft applications like Word and Excel by installing them on a terminal server and providing remote access to users.

Powerful RDP tools, such as the 2X Remote Desktop Clients, enable you to access remote desktops and applications from anywhere you want, whenever you want. Backed by rich technology expertise and millions of satisfied customers, 2X Software takes pride in delivering world class RDP solutions. Download the 2X RDP / Remote Desktop Client that best suits your environment today!

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