Remote Access Services (RAS), What is Remote Access Services (RAS)

Remote Access Services (RAS) refers to any combination of hardware and software which allows you to connect from your computer at home or a remote location to your corporate network and work as if you are connected directly to the corporete network.

Corporate users can connect to the corporate network using direct Dial-up network or through Virtual Private Network (VPN), where a low cost intermediate network (such as the Internet) to connect to the corporate network. Microsoft Routing and Remote Access Services is an example for Remote Access Services (RAS).

Dial-up networking is a Remote Access connection when a remote access client makes a nonpermanent, dial-up connection to a physical port on a Remote Access server by using the service of a third party telecom service provider using analog phone or ISDNconnection.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is a logical, indirect connection between the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client and the Virtual Private Networking (VPN) server over a low cost public network such as the Internet. A Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client uses Virtual Private Networking (VPN) protocols called tunneling protocols to make a virtual call to a virtual port on a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) server.

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