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Is rdp lite secure to use on a LAN

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I am running rdp lite off an ipad2 to connect to several different workstations on my enterprise LAN. I've been doing research to see if this method or product is secure enough to allow staff to use if setup by my IT staff. If anyone has any insight or knows if RDP is secure enough please chime in.

This produce will only be used throughout my LAN.
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The traffic will only be as secure as your wireless LAN.

If you WLAN is secure you should be good with RDP Lite, as long as it is within your LAN/WLAN
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the wireless is wpa2 with aes and is controlled by a cisco WCS and juniper authentication device.

I am just concerned about the level of encryption used by the RDP protocal on the apple application.
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http://www.mbtheme.com/ipad_apps/books/Remote-Desktop-Lite_41920-41920.html

It only uses 40 bit encryption, which is why you are relying on your LAN/WLAN to secure the session.  

RDP Lite should not be used over and publicly accessible network.

For the most part, as long as your LAN/WLAN is secure from packet sniffers, you should be OK.
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As stated before, if your wifi is secure then rdp will be secure, let's say it will be an encrypted "channel" inside encrypted wireless link. If you say you have IT staff make them do the research for you, thats what IT staff usually gets paid for :)
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