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Re: Remote access solution
From: "Nuzman" <nuzman () shreve net>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:29:52 -0600

While I haven't studied the security of the protocol itself, RDP is supposed
to be somewhat secure. I use administrative terminal services to manage
Win2k systems in the DMZ. The firewall restricts access to the RDP port only
from specific admin workstations (IP addresses) on the internal network.

As always, administrator accounts have been renamed, a new account named
administrator was created with an incredibly long random password and no
permissions (hack away all day at it) ... and strong, complex passwords
exists for all accounts.

Stay away from VNC for any but the most casual and temporary remote access
circumstances.

Norris Carden
www.rasquel.com

----- Original Message -----
From: <sharon_joyner () timeinc com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 11:14 AM
Subject: RE: Remote access solution


One product I've heard of is Neoteris, http://www.neoteris.com/, but I
haven't heard much about how secure it might be.  Does anyone have an
opinion?

Sharon




-----Original Message-----
From: Orlando J. Cano [mailto:ojcano () scif com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 7:58 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Remote access solution


I have recently been assigned to join efforts with our Network group in
coming up with a secure  remote access solution for our Network. This
will involve accessing servers in our DMZ. I was wondering if this
securityfocus community could elaborate on how secure VNC, Freevision or
Terminal Services are or better yet recommend another solution.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

oc



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