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Old 12-06-2006, 07:55 AM
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I currently access my office computer using a VPN. I have a VPN router on both ends. The office does not have a static IP address, so we are using a dns forwarding service. I believe it is dyndns.com. It is not as reliable as I would like, and I am concerned about the security.

I am interested in technical comments on GoToMyPC. It seems like it would be a good fit. There are 2 computers at the office with 2 people needing access.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:02 AM
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My wife's company uses it and seems to be happy with it. My entire development team works from home 2-3 days a week. We all VPN into the office, and then use Remote Desktop to remotely connect to our office machines. Works wonderfully for us, and with a properly secured network, there aren't any additional security concerns in my opinion.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:34 AM
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Using GoToMyPC for two of our computers here with no problems. I think it's about $25 per month. You basically pay for the host computer and then can access it from anywhere.
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I use dynalias.org and use the remote desktop connection built into win xp. It works great and it is free.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...p_03may16.mspx
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:53 PM
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GoToMyPC is nice but try Dameware for VPN access. The new version is pretty secure (once you get behind your router via VPN) and FREE, so to speak. I use it all the time and never had a problem

http://www.dameware.com/
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:59 PM
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I have been using Realvnc for my VPN connection, but I am not entirely confident of the security. My business involves confidential personal data so security is key. I had considered Microsoft's Remote desktop, but when I originally set this up, XP was still fairly new.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:55 AM
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Here is my take on this. I have several clients that run Gotomypc and they are very happy with it. I also have several larger clients that i have setup a SonicWall VPN and still others that have had me build them a MS Terminal Server. Seeing as your office doesn't have a Business class Static IP I would go with the GoToMyPC. GoToMyPC is made by Citrix and I use Citrix Goto Assist to remotely troubleshoot clients desktop issues before I have to charge them for an onsite visit. As your company grows you can build out your infurstucture. Once you have a Static IP you have a lot more options available. If security is a big issue I would get a Static IP and setup a Secure VPN and Firewall. For a Firewall and Secure VPN I like Sonicwall and it would cost you around $500-$700 for the hardware and licenses. Finally once you get really big and have many people working remotely go with Terminal Server. Also as I tell all my clients think about the big picture. Buy technology products that you will still be able to use down the road. Not what will help you out today but what you will be able to use as your business gets bigger.
Here is a link to GoToMyPC

http://www.citrix.com/English/ps2/pr...tref=hp_nav_US

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