Battle of the Secure Remote Access Titans UAG DirectAccess vs WS 2012 DirectAccess (Part 1)

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

We’ve always been big remote access fans here in the “Shinder compound” in Texas. I remember the first time we put together a Windows NT 4 based routing and remote access server and configured it as a PPTP VPN server. Way back then, we had never used a VPN before and didn’t know what to expect of it. We didn’t have two Internet connections available at that time (we had only one POTS phone line) at our home, so we decided it was a good excuse to take a short vacation to a hotel that had “modem ports,” to which we could connect the IBM laptop and test the VPN connection. We got to the hotel and plugged the laptop into the modem port. The first think we had to figure out was the phone number for our ISP so that we could get an Internet connection. In the “dinosaur days” of the 1990s, it wasn’t like it is today, with Internet connectivity virtually ubiquitous (at least in U.S. metropolitan areas). Fortunately, I was able to call my son at home and he was able to read the phone number ...