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Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Connections

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Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Connections
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Windows Remote Desktop Connection is one of the administrators most commonly used tools. It can provide remote desktop access to all the different Windows Server systems that are part of your local network or in the cloud. Properly securing your Remote Desktop Connections is vital because of the far-reaching access and capability that Remote Desktop Connection has. Enterprise solutions such as Devolutions Remote Desktop Manager can also help you secure and manage your Remote Desktop Connections. In this post, I’ll cover some of the best practices for manually securing your Remote Desktop Connections.

Use Strong Passwords

Passwords are your first line of defense in securing your corporate infrastructure and that is just as true for Remote Desktop Connection as it is for your traditional desktop environment. All accounts with access to Remote Desktop Connections need to require strong passwords. You can require strong passwords in your domain using the Group Policy Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsAccount PoliciesPassword PolicyPasswords must meet complexity requirements.

Don’t Save Login Credentials in Your RDP Files

Read the entire article here, Best Practices for Securing Remote Desktop Connections

via Devolutions, the Remote Desktop Manager guys

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Established in 2004, Devolutions is a Canadian-based company located near Montreal, Quebec. The firm currently has over 200,000 users in over 100 countries, and is on a mission to develop innovative enterprise software that helps users cost-effectively, simply and effectively achieve their network management, password management, credentials management and security goals. The firm is also committed to providing exceptional technical support, ensuring an excellent user experience that exceeds expectations, and delivering high performance with superior quality. The firm’s current roster of solutions includes Remote Desktop Manager, Password Vault Manager, Devolutions Server (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Server), and Devolutions Cloud (formerly Remote Desktop Manager Online).

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