Definition Edit

Remote access testing

assesses remote access methods for vulnerabilities, and covers technologies such as terminal servers, VPNs, secure shell (SSH) tunnels, remote desktop applications, and dial-up modems. This testing is intended to discover alternative methods of entry into the network that circumvent perimeter defenses.[1]

Overview Edit

Remote access testing is often conducted as part of penetration testing, but can also be performed separately to better focus on remote access implementations.[2]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-115, at D-1.
  2. Id.