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Technology evolves at a rapid-fire pace. That’s why we’ve built an easy-to-use glossary to help you better understand the terms, technologies and trends that impact your business.

Remote Access

Access to a computer or a network from a remote location. Workers at branch offices, telecommuters and mobile workers access the corporate network by a number of remote access methods. Remote access methods include analog and ISDN dial-up connectivity, private leased lines and, more recently, xDSL, cable modem and wireless. Remote access may be over the Internet or a private network. Typical remote access equipment includes modems and routers.