There are different ways to secure a Windows system running RDS when accessed over the internet, each with significant drawbacks. We have pioneered a simpler and more secure solution that takes just minutes to install.
Let's take a closer look at methods for securing RDS. To start with, it is strongly recommended that any computer system that is accessible over the internet be protected. Negligence from completely protecting internet-accessible computers running RDS will certainly expose them to compromise and data theft and / or destruction.
Methods for Securing RDS and Their Drawbacks
When RDS is enabled on a Windows system, it opens TCP port 3389, which is required to accept incoming login from remote users. Although this port can be changed, it is never recommended to directly expose a computer running RDS to the internet. Since there are a variety of ways to attempt to secure RDS, I have used a table below to show common methods and their drawbacks.