Remote access allows users or support personnel to access your company's resources from an off-site location. Access can be made by directly dialing your office, or through the Internet. The most popular begin through the Internet.
Common reasons for remote access:
· Need important documents from an off-site location
· Need access to corporate databases
· Need access to corporate E-mail
· Need computer/network support (reduce down time and travel time)
Remote access can be established in various
ways. Remote Desktop which in built into Windows XP Professional or remote control software (such as Symantec PC
Anywhere) can be used to
remotely control a workstation. Connection to a Terminal Server can give a user
a Windows desktop to access applications and files. A VPN (Virtual
Private Network) connection to the corporate network can allow secure access of all
resources of the company.
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