The technology of today changed our lives. The concept of space and time became less important as we can travel from one end of the world to another in hours and facetime our loved ones from miles away. The main mantra used in technology today is the connectivity and ease of use. Many tech companies promote these qualities but not all fulfill them. This is where third-party platforms like TeamViewer come to play.
Remote access and control
TeamViewer is taking things to the next level and allowing you to remote control devices. This means that you don’t need to be physically there to use your device. For example, your computer keeps crashing and you lose a lot of files. Instead of calling the customer support and waiting to get asked ‘Have you tried resetting it?’, you can let the IT expert access your PC and fix the problem for you, without being physically there.
It works cross-platform and supports a wide range of operating systems like Windows, Linux, macOS, Chrome OS, Android, iOS or BlackBerry. This means that you can access your local computer files from your phone. The software intelligently opts for the best connection between devices providing fast real-time responses. All you need is internet access, no port forwarding or VPN required. Just log into your account and you’re good to go.
Because of the nature of this platform (granting access to devices wirelessly), security is TeamViewer’s number one priority. TeamViewer has partnered up with companies like McAffee Secure who also provide comprehensive information on their security status. Besides that, they are well prepared and available to you 24/7.
The servers that store your delicate data are located in Germany or Austria. In these data facilities, your information is being watched over carefully. Every person’s identity who enters the location is being thoroughly checked. Furthermore, video cameras and motion detectors are watching over the building while the personnel is protecting it.
TeamViewer encrypts each session with RAS public/private key exchange among other mechanisms. This is an industry-standard technology used to secure https/SSL too. The private key is only on your computer, this means that not even TeamViewer can access the session, let alone a hacker trying to get in.
Brute-force hack security
A brute-force hack attack is one of the most common. This means that a hacker has programmed an algorithm that’s entering different passwords, essentially trying to guess yours. The more powerful the computer is the more passwords can it try out each second. TeamViewer has solved this problem pretty well, they are really rigorous when you are entering your password. They increase the latency between each time you can reenter your password. To put this into perspective, to enter 24 wrong passwords in a row, you’ll spend about 17 hours. This solution has basically made the brute-force attack pretty useless.
To sum things up. TeamViewer is a platform that allows cross-device remote access control with a high level of security. Aging all the way back from 2005, it has a rich history. Today it counts more than 2 billion users and 45 million online each minute. Testimonials by giants in digital technology like Philips, cosmetics by Lush, telecommunication by Avaya prove the quality of TeamViewer’s services.