Azure Remote connection RDP

Elie El Hayek 1 Reputation point
2022-01-17T15:15:52.873+00:00

Dears,

can anyone inform if azure RDP is safe?

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Remote Desktop
A Microsoft app that connects remotely to computers and to virtual apps and desktops.
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  1. Alan Kinane 16,786 Reputation points MVP
    2022-01-17T17:41:49.573+00:00

    The RDP protocol itself is safe and encrypted - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/termserv/remote-desktop-protocol#features

    You would want to ideally be accessing your Azure resources privately as opposed to over the public Internet. So for example introduce a VPN or ExpressRoute connection to access over RDP privately.

    If accessing over the public Internet then you can use services like Network Security Groups to restrict access to source IP addresses - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/network-security-groups-overview

    ...or use Just-in-Time access for time limited access - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/defender-for-cloud/just-in-time-access-usage?tabs=jit-config-asc%2Cjit-request-asc

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