Right now, all developers in our organization have laptops so they can either work from home on occasion, or provide off-hours support. Our laptop hardware spec is, unfortunately, a business laptop spec, and we've had an uphill battle trying to get them to upgrade from 2 to 4 GB.
I'm pursuing an initiative to get better "developer class" machines for our devs, and looking at options for being able to still provide access from home.
One option we've been looking at is providing a supplemental netbook, locked down to allow RDP to their desktops, but would love to be able to allow the devs to simply VPN from their home computers and access their desktop via RDP.
Our organization, however, has very strict limitations on what can access our network, and (currently) requires that only company-owned and controlled devices are allowed to access. The reasoning for this is sound . . . they want to make sure that anything introduced on our network is sufficiently virus protected, and they want to ensure that company-confidential / privacy data isn't put into an uncontrolled environment.
What I was wondering, though, is there any way to provide secure RDP-only access to our devs? We have a SecurID infrastructure already in place. If this is possible, please help me talk intelligently to our infrastructure provider to see if we can make this a reality.