What is Remote Access?
The term Remote Access is the ability to get access to a computer or a network from a distant location. It can be connoted as a computer, a modem device, and some software to connect remotely to the network. Unlike remote control, which can be referred as taking control of another computer, remote access implies that remote computer actually becomes a full fledged host on the network. In general, the dial up connection through desktop, notebook, or handheld computer or modem device over telephone lines is the most common method of establishing remote access. In addition to this, remote access is also done by implementing a dedicated line between a computer or a remote local area network and the “centralized location” or main corporate local area network.