Remote Access to Computers can be a RISKY Business

Remote desktop access through the internet represents a substantial risk to network security and should be avoided whenever and wherever possible.

If remote access is required, available options including LogMeIn, TeamViewer, Chrome remote desktop, etc. should be used only after taking precautions to improve security.

1) Your router/firewall should be configured to restrict access to only the necessary public IP addresses. This is the best way to secure the connection.

2) Default Network accounts with usernames such as “Admin” and “Administrator” should be disabled.

3) Configure Active Directory to lock out accounts after 3 or 5 failed sign-in attempts.

4) Ensure that all computers/servers being remotely accessed require strong/complex passwords (a minimum of 8 characters, including 1 upper case letter, one lower case letter, a number, and a special character).

5) Ensure that remote access to computers/servers be limited to authorized users specifically requiring connectivity to that machine.

Or, contact ATON Computing, Inc. at www.ATONComputinginc.com of at 908-725-3700 or your IT Professional for expert solutions to your IT issues.