Using a high capacity USB storage device while you are away from your PC is one option for accessing files on the go. But what if you could securely access your PC or another computer while you are on the road? Transferring your files over the Internet using encryption technology is only one way to securely access your files. Currently, there is a solution called iTwin Connect that allows you to use your Internet connection for other things while accessing your desktop remotely and controlling devices that are connected to your home network. One half connects to your home or office PC and the other part is carried with you.
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Using a high capacity USB storage device while you are away from your PC is one option for accessing files on the go. But what if you could securely access your PC or another computer while you are on the road? Transferring your files over the Internet using encryption technology is only one way to securely access your files.
Currently, there is a solution called iTwin Connect that allows you to use your Internet connection for other things while accessing your desktop remotely and controlling devices that are connected to your home network.
One half connects to your home or office PC and the other part is carried with you. The part you carry with you acts as a key for establishing the connection to your desktop while you are away from your computer.
When you plug the second part of the iTwin Connect device into your laptop while on the road, the device establishes a secure Virtual Private Network tunnel to your home or office PC. The iTwin Connect device allows you to quickly access your home or office PC from a remote location plus, it offers additional features as well. This is what sets the device apart from other similar products on the market. The previous iTwin Remote File Access solution allowed you to access your files remotely but, the newer version offers more features to help you get more functionality out of the device.
The device is very compact and establishes a secure connection between two computers or a secure connection between one computer and the iTwin server. When you plug the iTwin Connect device into the main computer in your home or at work , the software is automatically installed and configures the computer for the remote connection. Once the device is disconnected from the main computer, you separate the two parts of the USB stick which results in two separate USB devices.
The two separate devices are very compact at less than two inches which makes it convenient and easy to carry with you. When you connect the second part to your laptop while on the go, it will automatically install itself without any user intervention. Additionally, you can set up a special password that disables the device in the event you happen to lose it.
This ensures you can lock down your files to prevent access by an unauthorized user. The following video explains more about how iTwin Connect works and how it establishes a Virtual Private Network connection. One of the best features associated with iTwin Connect is the ability to securely access your files by setting up a personal Virtual Private Network capable of handling multiple tasks.
You can access all of your files on your home or office PC using Windows Explorer or you can access specific files stored in desktop applications. Plus, it is possible to access files from your remote computer and save them to the device you are currently using, as long as both devices are enabled with iTwin Connect. This feature allows you to see the desktop of the main computer and allows you to have total control over the device.
This is a useful tool for managing your computer from a remote location and it can also be used to offer tech support to someone experiencing computer issues without actually being required to be seated at the PC. This is accomplished with a single click which provides you with access to many different applications and the data contained in them on the remote PC. The Teleport Me feature is the private browsing tool that allows you to surf the Internet without any restrictions.
Any websites you visit or any data that you send passes through the secure Virtual Private Network tunnel and uses the same Internet connection that your home or office PC uses. If the main computer cannot be left running for any reason, Teleport Me is designed to connect to the iTwin dedicated network services to provide you with a private connection. The Teleport Me feature is a useful tool, especially if you are browsing the Internet on hotel networks or other types of public wireless networks where security is an issue.
Teleport Me ensures that your private information is protected from prying eyes and that no one is tracking your browsing activity. At the same time, there are no browsing restrictions which means that you can check your social media accounts, watch programs, and engage in any other activity you normally do online. Using the iTwin Connect device you can access almost anything that is connected to your home or office network.
This includes devices such as network applications or drives on an office network, or devices such as media servers, televisions, and cameras on your home server. Access to the network does not require any setup and configuration and automatically establishes a secure VPN to your network. When each part of the iTwin Connect device is paired with one another, a unique encryption key is generated for each individual session to ensure all data is protected prior to being transmitted over the Internet.
You can also configure the two-factor authentication included with the iTwin Connect device. This allows you to setup an optional second password on the part of the USB device that you carry with you.
If you happen to lose this half of iTwin Connect, it cannot be accessed without using the second password. When you use iTwin Connect, there is no subscription requirement or contract commitment.
You also own the device and can use it in any way you like. You do not necessarily have to be a mobile professional. Instead, you can use iTwin Connect for personal use or to help family members that often call you for help with a computer issue. If they have one half of the device, you can take control of the Desktop and fix the issue. Many mobile professionals and individuals that want to access their files regardless of where they are, choose cloud services for backing up and storing important files.
Cloud services are convenient and allow you to access your files from any device with an Internet connection. Most of the cloud service providers deploy security technologies to assure their customers that files are securely transmitted and stored. However, nothing is one hundred percent foolproof which means a device like iTwin Connect can help you cover all of your bases in the event of data breach or loss.
Since you own the device, it is only functional when connected, it uses military grade security and two-factor authentication, and performs other functions we discussed in this article in a secure environment. Even if you leave the main computer powered up so you can connect to it from any location, your information and files stay secure.
The Teleport Me feature allows you to select your continent even when you are traveling. For example, if you reside in the United States and you are traveling overseas, you can select your continent as the US and still enjoy the programs you watch in the US.
This benefit also works vice versa. If you are traveling in the US and enjoy shows in the UK, you can set the browsing tool to the UK and access all of the shows you enjoy while traveling.
Even if you are sitting in an airport waiting for your flight, you can access your favorite shows and news sites from any continent. This is an advantage because your device and IP address otherwise would not allow you to access programming outside of a specific geographic area. This means you can catch up on your favorite shows and news while sitting in an airport waiting for your flight since iTwin directs the traffic through their dedicated servers in these locations.
This means for example, if you want to access BBC in Europe, you can still view it even though it is located on a UK server. Plus, any other sites where you are currently blocked from viewing will become readily available as iTwin Connect expands its location availability. If you read the reviews online from customers that have used iTwin Connect, you will find a lot of positive advantages to using this type of device.
However, to provide you with more insight, here are a few pros and cons:. Without a doubt, iTwin Connect represents a unique solution for providing secure access to your files and data from a remote location, thanks to the AES bit encryption technology.
The iTwin Connect device performs similar to Peer to Peer P2P access except the data is only being shared between you and your main computer. If you are traveling with a Windows device and your main computer is a Mac, you can still access your files since iTwin Connect will work with both systems.
The device can also be used by individuals that simply want the peace of mind that their data is secure and the convenience to access it at any time. Wireless Bluetooth Wi-Fi
What is iTwin Connect and How Does It Work?
The only limit is the size of your hard drives. The faster it is, the better your experience. You can select files for accessing later on-the-go, or you can edit them remotely, without the files leaving your computer. It is simple to use as a flash drive. It is exactly like plug and play. The only drawback is the speed of your internet connection. The faster it is better is your experience.
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A Cloud Storage is also a similar case where in the data is stored remotely and is accessed whenever needed. This is a particular problem if the data it contains is sensitive and confidential. In Cloud Storages the data can be stolen or misused if the username and password of an account to access the storage is hacked by someone. There are many more drawbacks like limited storage, no security, back up, temp files, no remote disable etc. It has features like bi-directional file access, no temp files, remote disable, smart key generation, password support and twintrust authentication. It's like two ends of a cable, without the cable.