how secure is remote desktop connection

I have a client who wants to be able to check his email from anywhere.  Right now, when he logs in from home, he has to use a VPN connection and then I have him use XP Pro's Remote Desktop Connection to access his workstation.  Well now he wants to access it from anywhere, so I enabled the 3com to point their ip address to his system.

(actually their are two systems that are accessed.  Their public ip goes to one and their pubicip:3390 goes to another.  I was just wondering how safe this is in general.  I still have him use his VPN/RDC from home, which he is on most of the time)



americanmobileAsked:
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi americanmobile,

VPN will always provide an extra level of security but on a whole RDC isnt bad, it is encrypted and i have never had any trouble with it to date.... but there may well be bad points that i havent seen yet...

Cheers!
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r-kCommented:
Thanks. Hope it helped.
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