The ability to log onto a network from a distant location. Generally, this implies a computer, a modem, and some remote access software to connect to the network. Whereas remote control refers to taking control of another computer, remote access means that the remote computer actually becomes a full-fledged host on the network. The remote access software dials in directly to the network server. The only difference between a remote host and workstations connected directly to the network is slower data transfer speeds.
- Remote Access Server
A server that is dedicated to handling users that are not on a LAN but need remote access to it. The remote access server allows users to gain access to files and print services on the LAN from a remote location. For example, a user who dials into a network from home using an analog […]
- remote attack
Any malicious attack that targets any computer other than the computer the attacker is currently logged on to. For example, the attacker can log on to a system but actually attack any computer or server on the same network.
- remote control
Refers to a program’s or device’s ability to control a computer system from a remote location. Remote-control programs for PCs enable you to access data stored on your home system even when you are traveling. Remote control is different from remote access. In remote control, only keystrokes and screen updates are transmitted between the two […]
- remote control software
Software, installed in both machines, that allows a user at a local computer to have control of a remote computer via modem or other connection. Remote control operation is used to take control of an unattended desktop personal computer from a remote location as well as to provide instruction and technical support to remote users.
Short for remote terminal unit. In SCADA systems, an RTU is a device installed at a remote location that collects data, codes the data into a format that is transmittable and transmits the data back to a central station, or master. An RTU also collects information from the master device and implements processes that are […]