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Understanding Remote Desktop Support Services: VPN vs. RDP

The purpose of remote desktop support services is pretty straightforward: to support your remote workforce by providing secure access to corporate data, systems, and applications. There are two main ways to enable this access. One requires a virtual private network (VPN), while the other uses a process known as remote desktop protocol (RDP). However, when it gets down to the nitty gritty, does your business actually know the difference between these two major remote solutions? If you are like most organizations, the answer is probably no. While both of these support services are fit for facilitating remote work, they work very differently and have their own unique set of pros and cons. Keep reading as we define both VPN and RDP solutions, along with how to choose the best option for your enterprise.

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