April 2010

Remote Access Servers

Remote Access Servers

A remote access server is a type of server that many businesses are now using as more and more people are working from home and in satellite offices. A remote access server is a server dedicated to handling users that are not on a LAN (Local Area Network) that need remote access to that LAN. The remote access server allows users to access files on the LAN from a remote office, home office, etc. Users may dial in from their home office to a remote access server using modem or ISDN connections. Once the user has been signed onto the remote access server (usually a level of authentication is needed), they can access shared drives and office printers just as though they are connected to the office LAN. Data is transmitted quickly via remote access servers; it allows a user to be connected to the LAN without being physically connected to the office and LAN itself.

The remote access servers have multiple ports/interfaces, a connectivity media (usually a twisted pair), a data transfer rate that can vary per model, expansion slots, an operating system, memory and usually come with all the peripherals such as rack-mount brackets, adapters, cable, power cord, etc. The majority of remote access servers located on PowerSourceOnline.com are Cisco servers and parts to remote access servers. If you are missing one of the remote access server peripherals that came with your new remote access server, you will most likely be able to find it from PowerSource Online Suppliers.

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