Remote Access Services

Remote Access Services

(communications)
(RAS) A service provided by Windows NT which allows most of the services which would be available on a network to be accessed over a modem link. The service includes support for dialup and logon, and then presents the same network interface as the normal network drivers (albeit slightly slower!). It is not necessary to run Windows NT on the client - there are client versions for other Windows operating systems.

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Windows 2000 VPN and remote access services will be included in the Server, Advanced Server and Datacenter Server editions of Windows 2000, according to Microsoft officials.
According to IDC, which cited Citrix Online as the revenue leader for worldwide remote access services software, with over 70% share of market1, the Mac offering is a significant move: "Customers value Citrix's remote access services software GoToMyPC for its capabilities, reliability and ease of use," says Sean Ryan, senior analyst, mobile enterprise software at IDC.
MegaPath's Reseller Partner Program gives CLECS, VoIP communication providers and systems integrators a complete suite of next generation broadband, network security and remote access services to increase revenues, penetrate new markets and build customer loyalty.
Positive Networks, a leading provider of hosted/managed, secure remote access services, announced today that the company is a finalist for the 2007 SC Magazine Excellence Awards for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security.
NASDAQ:JNPR) today announced that NTT Com Asia Limited (NTT Com Asia), one of Asia Pacific's leading telecom service providers, has deployed the Juniper Networks Secure Access 6000 SSL VPN appliances with the Instant Virtual Systems feature set to provide managed remote access services for the Hong Kong market.
Gartner predicts that the known costs of centrally supporting remote access services will double by 2008 and the unknown costs without centralized management will triple.
Customers download software, follow simple steps to establish internal access policies, and can make secure remote access services available to their company's remote and mobile workers in about 24 hours.
Remote access services software has the potential to grow across many horizontal and vertical markets, IDC believes.
Nasdaq:JNPR) today announced that Korea's Kolon Engineering & Construction (KEC) is improving operational efficiency and saving operating costs through self-managed, secure remote access services based on Juniper Networks' award-winning secure sockets layer virtual private network (SSL VPN) solution.
These market leading services from Online Group, Citrix consistently win best in category awards and citations from leading industry analyst firms and technology opinion leaders, including Frost & Sullivan's (Best New Web Conferencing Service for 2005), Forrester Research (Emerging Technology Award), and acknowledgement from IDC for GoToMyPC's market-leadership status in the remote access services market.
With the majority of our employees requiring remote access services, it was imperative that we have a clientless remote access solution," said Kevin Megarry, senior network manager, The Globe and Mail.

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