VPN Remote Access
Posted on 2006-06-29
I want to setup remote access for staff at home to login and access a program. The problem is that I have been told that by using a VPN on it's own, the network will be at the mercy of the users security updates, service packs, virus definitions and general health of their machine.
I was told that using Terminal Server and purchasing TS CALs for each staff member was the safest way to go.
Can someone please tell me how most people setup remote access to give protection from outside viruses and give best remote access speed?
Please give me some detailed information, because I am confused, and my boss wants to know why he has to pay for a TS CAL for each staff member and a Windows Server CAL for each staff member when he thinks we should just use VPN. Is VPN on its own safe?