Remote Access Server (RAS)
Definition - What does Remote Access Server (RAS) mean?
A remote access server (RAS) is a type of server that provides a suite of services to remotely connected users over a network or the Internet. It operates as a remote gateway or central server that connects remote users with an organization's internal local area network (LAN).
Techopedia explains Remote Access Server (RAS)
A RAS includes specialized server software used for remote connectivity. This software is designed to provide authentication, connectivity and resource access services to connecting users.
A RAS is deployed within an organization and directly connected with the organizaton's internal network and systems. Once connected with a RAS, a user can access his or her data, desktop, application, print and/or other supported services.
Remote access server is also the name of a Windows 2000 Server component that provides enterprise IT infrastructure access to remote users.
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