Solved

Hosted RDP Server - is this secure

Posted on 2016-08-04
8
51 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-02
Hi

We have some sites in HK and China and am looking into the following scenario

They are trying to PPTP into the UK and then use an application on a terminal server. If no one else is working, then this is possible but as soon as more staff arrive it slows down to the point where it is not usable. The internet at both locations is quick but all traffic including email is going down a shared (With Other ISP users) international connection. This is so slow.
In order to speed things up email is being moved so it is hosted in HK. For the terminal server application my thinking was to use a cloud based hosted server in HK. We RDP from HK/China into this and from this server we can then PPTP to the UK and use the terminal server. We have tried this and it is much quicker.
From a security point of view we can restrict what IP addresses can connect to the server but do I need anything further to encrypt the traffic.

Thanks,

Mark.
0
Comment
Question by:mdj1501
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Bryant Schaper
ID: 41742750
You would want to run RDP with SSL, but it can be secure.  I have seen payroll applications use this model. thery use citrix, but it is still secure.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mdj1501
ID: 41742786
This is at a data centre and they have said you can limit the IP's that can connect and it will be secure enough. I have my doubts ?
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Scott Silva
ID: 41742943
PPTP is never a secure vpn protocol.. It was breached years ago
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mdj1501
ID: 41742991
We can use SSL VPN with one account for this to increase security. Once one user connects the server is connected so the additional users coming on will connect to the services in the UK.
0
NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Bryant Schaper
ID: 41743023
then you should be ok
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mdj1501
ID: 41743036
so just to confirm rdp to datacentre over the internet, ssl to uk and terminal services over that link
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:mdj1501
ID: 41750217
what if i purchase a ssl certificate for the server I connect to ?
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Bryant Schaper earned 500 total points
ID: 41769102
Do you need further assistance, I missed your question about a cert, you can buy one or issue from your CA if you have one
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Account Lockouts 25 150
Horizon licensing question 5 58
ESXi 6 ESXTOP %C0 and %C1 Stats 8 41
adding more drive space to the server 5 26
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now