RealVNC provides remote access software that consists of a server (VNC Server) and client (VNC Viewer) application for the Virtual Network Computing (VNC) protocol to control another computer or server. As a Banyan Administrator, you can pre-define all necessary TCP configurations your user(s) need to connect from their VNC Viewer to a VNC Server, while leveraging RealVNC’s built-in security and multi-factor authentication options.
This guide assumes you have:
1.1 Log in to the Banyan Command Center and navigate to Secure Access > Policies > + Create Policy.
1.2 Select Basic Authorization Policy for Users.
1.3 Enter a Policy Name (such as,
hosted-service) and a Description.
1.4 Configure the Policy Attributes for minimal controls:
TCP - for remote access using a TCP-based protocol
1.5 Click Create Policy.
2.1 Navigate to Manage Services > Infrastructure > + Register Service.
2.2 Select the template Other TCP Service.
2.3 Enter the Service Name (such as,
RealVNC) and Description (shown to end users) (such as
Access to Real VNC Server).
2.4 Select an icon (such as
2.5 Select the cluster where the applicable Access Tier is located.
2.6 Configure the Service Attributes:
2.7 Configure the Service Connection Settings:
banyanproxyto listen for connection from VNC Viewer. (Also, make note of this port. You will use it in step 3.2 below.)
2.8 Attach the policy we had previously created in Step 1, and then set enforcement mode to
2.9 Click Register.
In order to leverage Banyan’s device authentication and end-to-end encryption, you must first configure your VNC Viewer proxy settings.
3.1 On your desktop, launch VNC Viewer and then navigate to Preferences > Proxy.
3.2 Select Use these proxy settings: and then enter
localhost:(Assigned Listen Port number you configured in Step 2) in the Server field. Also ensure the Type is set to
3.3 Click OK.
4.1 Launch the Banyan Desktop App, locate the hosted VNC server from the list of TCP Services, and then click Connect. A green status message appears.
4.2 In your VNC Viewer, locate and then launch a new connection to the applicable VNC server.
4.3 If necessary, enter your credentials to authenticate.
Behind the scenes, Banyan evaluates your device posture, enforces your security policies, and grants access accordingly.