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Old 04-15-2005, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How secure is Remote Access Web Client?

I have a client who needs to be able to access his network remotely. VPN isn't really a viable access as sometimes his only connection is at an Internet cafe, so we need something he can access using only a web browser. I have considered services like GoToMyPC, but am also considering XP's built-in Remote Access Web Client.

How secure is this, assuming he has a strong password and encryption?

Is Terminal Services Advanced Client more secure? We considering switching his network from a workgroup model to a domain for various reasons, and so would then have Terminal Services as an option.

Do you have other suggestions?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-15-2005, 01:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have a strong, encripted password, you can be farely safe. Just don't have the remote access on 24/7, it leaves open space for crackers (I say crackers b/c hackers only try to make things better, as myself). Turn it on when you are going to leave and are in a position when you might need to use it.

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Old 04-15-2005, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. That's what I expected. Good advice on turning it on and off, as well.

Now, the question is whether or not most Internet cafes will allow that kind of connection.
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Use RemotePC , I hope Web Browser support is there.. just check
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i use mywebexpc. very nice. no client software needed, its all done through activex controlls. you can even set it up to, instead of using a password, it will call a touch tone phone(like your cell phone) and you put in an access code to log on... and best of all, its free
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