DirectAccess is a Microsoft solution built in to newer versions of Windows Server and allows connectivity for remote users to organization network resources without the need for traditional Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections. With DirectAccess connections, remote client computers are always connected to your organization – there is no need for remote users to start and stop connections, as is required with VPN connections. In addition, your IT administrators can manage DirectAccess client computers whenever they are running and Internet connected.
Direct access has been superseded by Always On VPN due to a few known issues but a lot of companies have already implemented this so are reluctant to change. We offer the ability to fix existing implementations or expand solutions by adding more servers. Unless there is a specific use case for Direct Access instead of Always On VPN then we would typically refrain from using it. Please get in touch to find out more.