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You can request that the connection be encrypted.
Encryption ensures that data exchanged between the two computers while the connection is in progress cannot be intercepted by third parties. Note that VNC Server determines whether or not connections are actually encrypted (requesting encryption is not a guarantee).
Note: For more information on encryption, and security in general, see Chapter 7, Making Connections Secure.
By default, connections to:
• VNC Server (Enterprise) are encrypted using industry-standard 128-bit AES. You can request that this be enhanced to ultra-secure 256-bit AES.
• VNC Server (Personal) are encrypted using industry-standard 128-bit AES.
• VNC Server (Free) cannot be encrypted. Upgrade the host computer to VNC Server (Enterprise) or VNC Server (Personal) if security is important to you.
If you are connecting to:
• VNC Server (Enterprise) or VNC Server (Personal), it is recommended you retain this option unless you have a good reason to either request that encryption be:
— Enhanced to 256-bit AES for connections to VNC Server (Enterprise) only.
— Turned off.
For more information on these operations, see Changing the encryption rules.
• VNC Server (Free) , do not change this option. Doing so may prevent you connecting. For more information, see Connectivity and feature matrix.