Secure Remote Access to Internal Application Server

Hi Experts,

Please advise which will be more secure, SonicWALL SSL VPN or MS Terminal Server for accessing internal application server remotely.

Thanks
alrashideenAsked:
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AlanConsultantCommented:
Hi,

I don't see the two as being alternatives.

If the guest and host are on different networks, then you might use the VPN to connect to the host network, and RDP to interact with the host machine.

Alan.
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alrashideenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Alan,

We have two network behind the SonicWALL, one with internet access and the other without internet access. all the servers are in the network which doesn't have internet access.

If i will configure the SSL VPN on the SonicWALL, and configure an access rule to allow SSL VPN users to access the Application Server only on Port 2775 will it be secure.

Or should i configure the terminal server on internet zone and create Firewall Access Rule for the TS to access the Application Server and SSL VPN user will connect to TS first.


Please advise.


Thanks
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
The general idea is to establish a VPN connection (1st layer of security - with password) and then remote desktop the TS (2nd layer of security -different password)
On the VPN side you could do add extra security measures like allowed IP address and on the TS you could change the listening port so that is not the standard 3389...
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