Native RDP Access to Windows Servers with Luminate Secure Access Cloud
Luminate Secure Access Cloud (TM) allows Zero Trust RDP access to Windows Servers (and applications running on Windows Servers). The Servers can be located in any datacenter, physical or virtual, while the accessing user can be located anywhere in the world, without direct network access to the datacenter.
The RDP sessions are made with regular Microsoft Remote Desktop clients supported for Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS Operating Systems (as well as with 3rd party RDP clients for these and additional operating systems) that support connecting via Microsoft RDP Gateways.
The only require pre-requisite for providing the access is a deployment of Luminate Connector(s) in corporate datacenters, providing them the ability to connect to RDP port of the target Windows Servers (3389 by default) and the ability to connect to Luminate Secure Access Cloud (TM) via port 443.
Below diagram summarizes the solution:
There are no particular technical pre-requisites for using the solution. Generic explanation about Luminate Secure Access Cloud (TM) can be found here. Explanation about deploying Luminate Connectors can be found here.
There are no requirements to modify the configuration of RDP Servers or deploy any additional components. Specifically, the solution does not require deployment of an RDP Gateway component in the Windows Servers farm.
Mac OS X users: please make sure your Microsoft Remote Desktop application us the latest one released by the vendor (version 10) and not the previous one (version 8). Different versions are sometimes posted by Microsoft as separate applications on the Mac OS X App Store.
After defining the RDP Servers in the Luminate Administration Portal (see below), the end-users will be able to see the servers in their User Portal:
Upon choosing the relevant RDP Server, the following side-panel will open from the right:
By clicking on "Download RDP File" and launching the file in the local Microsoft RDP client and providing the Username / Password in RDP Gateway authentication, the user will get an instant connection to the server.
When defining a new RDP Application (that represents the RDP Server), the administrator needs to consider the following parameters:
Choose a Site with Connectors that have connectivity to the relevant RDP Server
Create a new RDP Application
Choose an external name
Configure an internal address and port
Configure which organizational users and groups can access the application
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