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Several different remote access solutions are built into Microsoft Windows to extend third-party vendors access to your systems. In this webinar, Windows and IT security expert Russell Smith weighs in on the pros and cons of using virtual private networks (VPNs), Workplace Join, Remote Desktop Services, and Web Application Proxy to provide third-party remote access.

By the end of this session you will understand:

  • The differences between Microsoft’s remote access solutions
  • The security (privileged access, etc.) implications of granting third-party vendor access
  • How third-party access impacts compliance
  • Privileged access management strategies for enabling the productivity of remote access, while controlling risk
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Russell Smith

Independent IT & Security Consultant and Author of "Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP (Packt)"

Russell Smith specializes in the management and security of Microsoft-based IT systems. In addition to blogging about Windows and Active Directory for the Petri IT Knowledgebase, Russell is a Contributing Editor at CDW’s Biztech Magazine.

Russell has more than 15 years of experience in IT, has written a book on Windows security, co-authored one for Microsoft’s Official Academic Course (MOAC) series and has delivered several courses for Pluralsight.