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Do you Need Extra Security? | Skyline IT Management

by Diana Giles

Extra Security? Sure, Just Combine Your RDP with a VPN, MFA and ACL.

We threw all those confusing acronyms in the headline deliberately. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to get too technical or complicated.

RDP stands for Remote Desktop Protocol, and it’s how some people connect to their business network using a laptop or other computer when away from the office.


So, it can be a pretty essential piece of technology these days for some businesses. But, because anyone can reach a RDP connection through the internet, it presents a security risk. In fact, attacks on RDPs surged by 768% in 2020.


And 47% of ransomware attacks start with the RDP being compromised in some way.


So, what do you do to protect your business from becoming a victim?

MFA

ACL

VPN

Set up Multi-Factor
Authentication across
your devices. This is
where you have to
generate a code on a
separate device to prove
it’s really you logging in.

Limit who can access
your network, by setting
up Access Control Links.
This is like a security
guard on the door
deciding who can get in,
and who can’t.

Set up a Virtual Private
Network. This is an
encrypted ‘tunnel’ for
your connection into your
business. No-one else can
see what info you’re
sending or receiving.

There are even more acronyms that can help, but I don’t want your eyes to glaze over! 

Let me make it simple – we can make it a lot more secure for you and your team to access your information remotely, but still easily. 

Let’s talk. 

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