Last week, The development team at RDS-Tools announced a new release of RDS-Knight, the RDS Server Security Multi-tool. RDS-Knight 4.4 comes with a great new feature to counteract compatibility issues with antivirus: its own built-in firewall! Read on to learn  why this is a big step forward in Remote Desktop Security.

RDS-Knight is a unique tool on its own, offering up to seven powerful security features to make sure servers, data and users stay protected when using Remote Desktop Services. No other tool on the market offers this level of protection for this specific connection type.

From access restriction rules by device, time and geographic location to a powerful defense  against brute-force and Ransomware attacks, RDS-Knight keeps remote sessions as safe as possible for everyone.

Facing the countless cyberattacks performed via Remote Desktop connections, it is necessary that RDS administrators equip themselves with the best possible security tools. RDS-Knight is the most comprehensive solution available out there.

Today, RDS-Tools adds a new string to the RDS-Knight’s bow with its own built-in firewall!

To enable it, administrators need to go to the “Advanced settings” tab of the AdminTool and set “Use Windows Firewall” to “No” in Product settings. This will automatically activate RDS-Knight’s firewall!

RDS-Knight comes with its  own built-in firewall!

This is a big step forward, as it offers two major benefits: 

  • IT Admins will now be able to use RDS-Knight in conjunction with industry standard antivirus options, with no firewall conflicts. Organizations will no longer be locked into using Windows firewall. To make it even more attractive, RDS-Knight’s new firewall is efficient - low resource footprint and optimized bandwidth usage
  • With its new firewall, RDS-Knight will have access to a wide range of data and will be able to perform Deep Packet Inspection and to develop useful network monitoring features in the future.

RDS-Knight 4.4 includes all previous releases enhancements and fixes, such as the "Backup/Restore" button at the top of Advanced Settings. Backup or Restore RDS-Knight data and settings in a click.

Plus, the new Permissions feature which provides the easiest way to Inspect (Security Essentials) and Edit (Ultimate Protection) user and group Windows privileges for sensitive locations.

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