A Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) is a network-based service that allows remote users to connect to resources on an internal corporate network from any Internet-connected device. The RD Gateway acts as a proxy between the remote client and the internal network, and uses Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to establish a secure connection.
RD Gateway is typically used in situations where a user needs to access resources on a corporate network from outside the office, such as when working remotely. It enables users to connect to their work computers, servers, or other resources as if they were physically present in the office.
To use RD Gateway, a user installs the Remote Desktop client software on their device and connects to the RD Gateway using their login credentials. The RD Gateway then authenticates the user and establishes a secure connection to the internal network, allowing the user to access the desired resources.
RD Gateway can be configured to use multiple authentication methods, including certificate-based authentication and multi-factor authentication (MFA), to ensure that only authorized users are able to access the internal network. It also includes features such as load balancing and connection management to ensure that the service is available and performs optimally for all users.