About Show #516
VPNs don't have to suck! Richard chats with Richard Hicks about the latest in DirectAccess, Microsoft's built in VPN technology that makes maintaining a secure connection for a remote PC a bit less painful. Richard talks about how the server-side of DirectAccess being pretty solid for Server 2012R2 and 2016. But the big improvement comes from deploying Windows 10 Enterprise - bringing key features like multi-homing so that remote PCs can choose from a variety of geographically dispersed data centers. The conversation also goes to the mobile device management side of things, since DirectAccess requires a domain-joined version of Windows, it's not for everything. What are the alternatives?
Richard Hicks is a network and information security expert specializing in Microsoft technologies. He is the founder and principal consultant of Richard M. Hicks Consulting and is focused on helping organizations large and small implement DirectAccess, PKI, edge security and cloud networking solutions on Microsoft and third-party platforms. Richard is an 8-time Microsoft MVP in the Cloud and Datacenter and Enterprise Security award categories and has deployed edge security and remote access solutions for some of the largest organizations in the world. Richard also has a new book out entitled Implementing DirectAccess with Windows Server 2016 by Apress Media. You can learn more about the book by visiting directaccessbook.com.