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Remote Access Software

What Does Remote Access Software Mean?

Remote access software is a type of software that enables a local user to connect to and access a remote computer, server, or network.


It enables connectivity of two or more computers/network nodes that are on separate networks and/or in different geographical locations.

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Techopedia Explains Remote Access Software

Remote access software is typically installed on a local computer or can be deployed over the network/Internet on a remote access server. Remote access software works by creating a connection between a local and remote host over a network or Internet connection.

A user dials in or requests access on the remote computer or server. Once authenticated, the local user can access the entire desktop/server or configured services, such as data or file download.


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