We are currently planning to enable RDP-sessions from outside of our office. Most websites do "strongly recommend" using an RDP-gateway that will forward the traffic to the actual RDP-server.
But I did not find anything about the benefits an RDP-gateway offers.
Normally, we would just forward the RDP-port to the RDP-server.
What security-advantages does an RDP-gateway offer? I don't see any:
- The RDP-connections are encrypted already without using the gateway.
- I can use 2-factor-authentication on the RDP-server directly as well.