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RPC Over HTTP

Consider the common scenario of picking up your email from a remote network location. If you establish a VPN connection from your client to the corporate network you effectively have the same level of access to resources that you would have when working in the office. If you’re only picking up email and surfing the web DO YOU REALLY NEED access to any other corporate applications services or file systems? The more you have access to the more opportunity exists for compromise.

RPC over HTTP effectively opens up a secure connection from your client computer to the server thereby removing the need to use a full VPN.
RPC over HTTP actually uses the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol as a transport for the traffic. SSL mandates that the server authenticates itself to the client using a digital certificate (and associated private key). SSL is normally configured to encrypt traffic before transmitting it between the server and client and vica versa.
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