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Secure and inexpensive way to work remotely

Posted on 2009-07-11
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I'm looking for a solution that will allow me to work remotely to my business network.  I want to run applications inside my network.  
I'm looking for some ideas that are secure and cost effective
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Any Internet connection and standard RDP or direct connection over PPTP VPN? Your standard Windows PC at home has everything you need, and what you need at the office is a Windows or Linux Server

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Check out the website www.logmein.com .
I use it for some of my remote solutions.

You can sign-up only for a free account for remote login, or pay for some of their products.

I tried for a while to find a good remote solution that is SECURE, and from all the things I checked, that was the one of the top solutions without spending a large amount money.

And no, I am not working there :-) .
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I second LogMeIn - certainly, it seems secure so far.

you can however use a number of technologies, often for free, to get remote access.

To my works system, I tend to use IPSEC vpn - which is built into windows 2003 servers (and the client built into xp). pptp is a poor second choice there, as it was invented by microsoft (who have little experience in writing secure network protocols) and has been broken several times already.

To my home system, I have set up ssh - you can do this even on windows, for free, and also on linux-based routers.

SSH gives me a command prompt (low bandwidth remote control), encrypted file transfers, and the ability to "wrap" less secure protocols (such as VNC) in an encrypted tunnel.

another popular choice is OpenVPN - which is free, and is a second-generation (SSL) vpn, so can be accessed via a web proxy or other "web browsing only" outbound solution.
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