Although people are becoming more tech-savvy, there remains a big concern among cybersecurity experts about how willingly many share sensitive information about themselves to businesses, and what those businesses are doing to safeguard against possible cybersecurity threats. Businesses that do not take data security seriously are at risk of facing significant consequences, placing their customer data and the future of their business at risk.
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.
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How To Secure Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Remote Desktop Services (RDS)
The purpose of this post is to explore common methods for securing internet-accessible Microsoft remote desktop systems (RDP & RDS); explain associated drawbacks or vulnerabilities; and present a simpler and more secure method for remote computer access.