Remote Desktop Protocol Security in RD Connection Manager
RD Connection Managersupports multiple separation of secure virtual channels for communication with remote PCs over network, including receiving presentation data from remote PCs and sending commands (keyboard and mouse actions) to remote PCs. All the data sent and received is transmitted in strongly encrypted form to guarantee that no data between local and remote PCs is captured and used by malicious users.
Without encrypting the display protocol, it would be very easy to “sniff” the wire to discover passwords and other sensitive data, as the user logs on to the system. Allowing an administrator to log on using a non-encrypted protocol exposes the entire domain resources that are now vulnerable to hackers, especially when connecting over a public network without a VPN. To prevent information theft, RD Connection Manager uses RSA Security RC4 cipher to encrypt the data. This is a stream cipher designed to efficiently encrypt small amounts of data of varying size. RC4 is designed for secure communications over networks and widely used in protocols such as SSL.