pinRemote versus VPN

For accessing Remote Desktop or Remote Apps pinRemote is an excellent alternative to traditional VPNs.

Features

pinRemote

VPN

Technology

Gateway between HTML5 and RDP. Access from outside only via web socket protocol and internally only RDP.

 

Opens access on network level.

 

Encryption

SSL

OK

IPSEC, SSL and others

OK

Installation on client

no

OK

VPN client has to be installed, Remote Desktop client has to be installed.

 

Configuration on client

no

OK

VPN Client has to be configured, RDP client has to be configured

 

Establish connection

Automaticly

OK

Maybe manually, first VPN, then RDP client

 

Login/Password

On server

OK

On client

 

Updates

Automatically via browser

OK

Manually

 

Change server IP address

No effort for user, setup on server

OK

Changes on all clients manually

 

Security

SSL, 2-factor authentication, access only via RDP

OK

Depends on VPN

 

Ports

Only port 443

OK

Depends on VPN

 

Viruses

Transfer of viruses aggravated by sandbox of browser

OK

Direct access on network level

 

Accessing databases

Not made for this

 

No problem

OK