Unattended access, also referred to as unattended access control, is a means of accessibly controlling devices remotely, even when the particular device isn’t in use. With companies working more globally and workforce alike outsourcing to other countries, there’s an increased necessity for secure remote access solutions to help efficiency and security. Controlling access through a secure network ensures that only those authorized will have unfettered access to a particular device. Security alone isn’t enough. However, your employee workforce needs to be protected from the unwarranted while still performing their tasks effectively. This can be difficult, mainly if your business depends on a diverse workforce with diverse skill sets. Here are several tips for securing remote access control.
Prevent unauthorized access via windows security settings: Most computers come standard with Windows firewall settings that prevent unauthorized users from accessing sensitive data. These settings are often poor, resulting in random access attempts, leading to security breaches. To improve Windows security settings, set your PC or laptop to automatically open Windows updates, run antivirus scans, scan for malicious programs and fix any security holes in your system. Setting up automatic updates and scanning systems will help prevent your computer from being left unprotected while you’re away from the desk.
Use software distribution methods: Software installation packages are designed to automate the installation process of software on Windows machines. These software distribution methods are available in both self-hosted and unattended access flavors. Self-hosted software distribution methods allow other users of your computers to install software on their computers without you needing to be present. On the other hand, Uptime requires you to host the software on your unattended access machines manually.
Use the system tray: One of the best ways to prevent unauthorized access is to have a dedicated machine accessing the control panel. Using the system tray, you can launch different applications to perform tasks remotely. By using the remote computer as an “unattended” machine, you will access the control panel with a simple click on the mouse. If the system tray is disabled, then you can access the control panel as you would normally. This will ensure that you don’t have to physically touch any windows as you work on your unattended access configurations.
Install administrator software: Installing the administrator software for unattended access systems will ensure that you have complete control over any computers set up for remote access. By having complete control, you can approve or deny login requests from any user with a simple click of the mouse. You can also stop them from connecting to any computers on your network by configuring the administrator software to deny connection to all new users. This way, if a new one shows up and starts trying to gain access, you will know instantly and can block them out. In addition, you will be able to set the time when new users will connect.
Set up your mirror: Setting up a mirror for unattended access is easy. Go to the top site and download the latest unattended-access mirror package for your operating system. Just follow the instructions to add the IP address of the remote computer and then, finally, log in to the remote computer. It will display an HTTP response, which you can use to log in to your system.
Configure authentication for remote clients: Once you have established your mirror on the netop site, you will also have to set up authentication on your unattended access servers so that your clients can log in using their login information. To do this, log onto the netop site, then click on the section where you will configure authentication for the various computers that will access your network via remote clients. On each computer, you will have to enter the IP address of its respective administrator. You will also have to enter the port number of the remote client’s router.
Then, go to the section where you will set up port forwarding and click next in the next part. The next step will demonstrate how a URL with the Scheme Equal Sign (=) is sent from one computer to another. On the next step, the remote computer’s browser window will display a dialog that will ask you whether you want to allow anonymous browsing. If you accept this, you will enter the key you typed in to access the unattended access server.