In today’s world, remote working and access to remote computers are more important than ever. For companies that let their employees work from home or travel, it is imperative to ensure secure and reliable remote access. A popular method to access remote computers is using Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). RDP allows users to work on a remote computer as if they were sitting right in front of it. They can use all applications and files stored on the remote computer.
However, traditionally it is necessary to install an RDP client to access the remote computer. In addition, the remote computer must have an open RDP port to be accessible from the outside. This poses a security risk as it allows potential attackers to log onto the remote computer and cause damage.
WebConnect RDP in the browser – a secure alternative
WebConnect RDP in the browser is a secure alternative that allows users to access remote computers without the need for an RDP client or an open RDP port. The display takes place directly in the browser, which makes the installation of software on the local computer superfluous. Remote access is via a secure bank-standard SSL connection between the browser and the WebConnect installation. This means that the connection is encrypted and thus protected against unauthorized access.
Another advantage of WebConnect RDP in the browser is that the RDP connection is only established internally in the closed network between the WebConnect installation and the target device. No direct RDP port to the outside is required, further minimizing the security risk.
WebConnect RDP offers features that others have not yet offered
WebConnect RDP offers features that other RDP solutions have not yet offered. For example, up to 3 monitors can be used, which makes multitasking easier and increases productivity. It is also possible to print locally or on a network with native printer drivers, double-sided printing and use tray control. There is also a video mode with frame rates of up to 60 FPS, which makes video display smoother. Another useful feature is the local use of smart card readers, as well as the ability to dictate with Speechmike microphones.
No complex VPN necessary, works anywhere where the Internet is available
Another advantage of WebConnect RDP in the browser is that it does not require a complex VPN and works anywhere there is internet available. It even works in places like train stations, hotels or airports where VPN ports are often blocked.