Secure Remote Desktop Connections

In the last couple of years with remote work, more people are looking for VPN-less solutions. In this video Karen Gondoly, CEO of Leostream discusses why and how Leostream can help. 

What is A VPN?

VPN stands for “virtual private network”. This is a service that guards your internet connection and privacy online. It constructs an encrypted tunnel for your data, shields your online identity by masking your IP address, and permits you to use public Wi-Fi hotspots safely. 

Why Ditch the VPN?
First of all, VPNs are inherently complex to install, set up, and teach users how to use. If you remove the VPN from the picture, you lower the complexity of your overall solution, which then makes it easier for you to manage, making it easier for end-users to adopt, and end-user adoption leads to end-user happiness. 

Also, if you put a VPN in the middle of your users’ RDP connections and start scaling out the number of users you put on that VPN,  you will drag down the performance of their actual connection. This signifies that in order to scale out your solution to accommodate more users, you need to scale out the VPN devices themselves, which is inefficient and expensive. 

Insert Leostream
If you’re talking about users working remotely and connecting through RDP, security is just as key as performance. You want to make sure that only authorized users have access and that the connection itself is secure. If you want secure remote desktop connections for remote access, ditch the VPN and insert Leostream. Not only does Leostream help you solve the following three problems, but it also brings some key functionality into the picture as well. 

The first problem Leostream helps you solve is advanced authentication, by enforcing MFA policies based on where the user is located. Leostream has a number of different MFA Systems that you can integrate with, which can be seen in the video demonstration. The second is authorized access, which means comprehensive policies that control access to what, from where, and for how long. This way you always know you’re giving the least privileged access to the different resources that are in your environment. The third is securing connections by keeping 3389 off the Internet using the Leostream Gateway HTML5 RDP viewer or by forwarding RDP traffic through the Leostream Gateway along random ports filtered by the client IP address. 

To learn more, click the video above and watch as Karen Gondoly guides you through this process. If you want to try it, you can always contact us, we offer free trials, and we can do demos for you to show you more. Just contact us at [email protected].

 

Resources: 

https://nordvpn.com

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