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Updated as of April 18, 2023
Organizations have several options for providing remote access, from traditional VPNs and VDI to newer cloud-based desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offerings. This piece explains the tradeoffs with each technology and offers tips for implementing a secure
remote access strategy.
The benefits of a traditional on-premises VPN include:
However, VPNs also have some potential pitfalls/drawbacks:
Other considerations to keep in mind:
Best practices for securing VDI deployments include:
Both VDI and VPN solutions are now readily available in cloud-based deployment models. Advantages of using these types of services include:
As with all technologies, there are also potential drawbacks to cloud-based VDI and VPN replacement services:
READ: Non-VPN Remote Access Options
Every organization is different, but in general, organizations should consider the following.
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