Chapter 19

Remote Access Methods

This chapter covers the following topics related to Objective 4.4 (Compare and contrast remote access methods and security implications) of the CompTIA Network+ N10-008 certification exam:

  • Site-to-site VPN

  • Client-to-site VPN

    • Clientless VPN

    • Split tunnel vs. full tunnel

  • Remote desktop connection

  • Remote desktop gateway

  • SSH

  • Virtual network computing (VNC)

  • Virtual desktop

  • Authentication and authorization considerations

  • In-band vs. out-of-band management

It is inevitable: If you haven’t already, you will need remote access at some point in your IT career. After all, one of the defining characteristics of cloud (according to the NIST) is broad network access. Fortunately, there are more options than ever before ...

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