Remote Desktop Access to a Mac Computer
HOB MacGate gives you Remote Desktop access to your Mac computer over a network, either a LAN or the Internet. This access is possible from every client platform: Windows PC, Linux PC, Thin-Client or even from another Mac.
Work anywhere as if on your own Mac
All components and elements of the Mac user interface such as the menu list, dock, icons and the program windows are fully functional in the Remote Desktop session.
Integration of the Mac in the Windows world
Many users work on a Windows PC as well as a Mac. With HOB MacGate both of these systems are fully integrated.
Access to an RDP Client
Access to the RDP client is from the client side. We recommend HOBLink JWT as the most appropriate RDP client to achieve high performance connections across all Java-compatible platforms. The client Remote Desktop connection application from Windows can also be used.
Remote Access over the Internet
HOB MacGate is the secure solution for remote access to a Mac computer over the Internet. It requires only the HOB remote access solution HOB RD VPN (Remote Desktop Virtual Private Network) and the HOB WebSecureProxy. The greatest advantage of this solution is that the user need not install any software on the client computer. The window with the Remote Desktop is launched through a browser.
Easy and comfortable
For the installation of HOB MacGate on a Mac there is an easy-to-use installation program. HOB MacGate installs itself on the Mac as an application that runs in the background (as a Daemon) and waits for access to a client. A simple icon in the system control panel means that HOB MacGate can be configured by using a standard dialog.
Strong Performance with RDP
RDP is the leading industry standard for the transmission of graphical user interfaces. RDP is very powerful and offers a multitude of useful functions.
In a large-scale benchmark test, none of the many other protocols being tested against the latest version of RDP were superior or even comparable in functionality or performance.
In realistic benchmark tests between RDP and VNC protocol (RFB – Remote Framebuffer Protocol), VNC exchanged seven-times the amount of data. Also the comparison of RDP to the proven X-Protocol (X11, MIT) delivered results of a similar magnitude. The comparison of the exchanged data volume corresponds approximately to the ratio of the response-times, i.e., the amount of time the user waits, e.g., for the image to be refreshed.
Features at a glance
- operating system Mac OS X 10.4 or later
- processor with min. 1GHz
- min. 256 MB RAM recommended
- a supported RDP client running on each system.
- RDP client: HOBLink JWT or Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection (MSTSC)
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