RDP encryption vs VPN encryption

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    I have 30 rdp hosts, port forwarded via SonicWALL on various ports (not standard 3389), for 15years and counting; Never had a problem. IT admins cringe when I explain my setup and wonder why? RDP has encryption built into it and the users are using strong passwords. Almost everyone I talk to, on the subject, immediately says it’s a no-no and should be using a VPN tunnel, because it’s encrypted (almost like everyone saying I’m running naked otherwise). I have audited our systems logs and seen the many bot’s, chewing away, trying to guess our passwords. Recently, I let an IT admin talk me into using our sonicwall SSL vpn; We did this and along the way had to explain to everyone why we made the changes; why we were making the remote access a little more cumbersome, adding a second step; At the end of the day, aren’t these hackers just re-focusing there attention on the hacking of my SSL VPN? What are your thoughts on this?

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