When you think about providing remote access to your network, VPNs and desktop sharing are the two most frequently used methods. VPNs are great for allowing access to local resources, but they present challenges for access for third-party vendors. Similarly, desktop sharing tools like WebEx and GoToMyPC provide remote access for end-users, they also create challenges for remote vendor access. Desktop sharing tools lack the stringent security controls required by highly regulated industries, like healthcare, legal, retail, and finance.
Here are some ways in which VPNs and desktop sharing can hinder your business processes: