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What is a cloud connection?¶
A cloud connection is one from a device running VNC Viewer to a remote computer running VNC Server that is brokered by RealVNC’s online discovery and connectivity service. Cloud connections are extremely secure, convenient and reliable, but please note both endpoints must be connected to the Internet.
If you have a Home or Professional subscription, this is the only connectivity option.
If you have an Enterprise subscription, you have more flexibility. You can establish a cloud connection to a particular computer, a direct connection, or both. Read our guide to cloud versus direct for more information.
To enable cloud connectivity for computers with an Enterprise subscription, either:
- Sign in to VNC Server at install-time to apply your subscription and follow the in-app instructions.
- Apply a license key you possess and then follow these instructions.
You can check whether cloud connectivity is enabled for a particular computer by seeing whether it appears on the Computers page of your RealVNC account.