Another layer of protection from PC Matic
Today PC Matic released their new RDP Lifeline feature for PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP users. We’ve talked before about closing remote desktop protocol (RDP) ports. An RDP port, in a nutshell, is an access port found within devices that enables users to gain access to a network remotely. It’s also a great way for hackers to back end their way into your system.
PC Matic has put its whitelist power to work yet again by creating RDP Lifeline, a product meant to secure and monitor RDP ports. In addition to introducing innovative whitelist RDP technology, the product also boasts realtime alerting, expansive audit logs, and remote RDP control all wrapped up within a cloud based user interface.
Whitelisting technology takes a default-deny approach, meaning anything not recognized will automatically be blocked from executing on your system. RDP Lifeline uses this philosophy to block all unknown devices that attempt to connect to your RDP ports.
The product keeps you in the know by sending text or email alerts with links to help you manage the whitelist, kill the session, disable RDP, or even shut down the device until you return to it. That way you won’t need to worry when leaving your machine.
Extensive reporting offered with RDP Lifeline keeps records of RDP sessions both attempted and successful and how often they’ve happened. The reporting feature records IP addresses along with device and location and length of time of a session.
All of this is accessible within a cloud based console, the benefit of which means you can manage your security and monitoring features anywhere you have internet access. With such a light footprint, RDP Lifeline won’t slow down your machine either. It’s a win-win.
RDP Lifeline has been added to PC Matic Pro and PC Matic MSP at no additional charge for our customers.
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