BytePro Enterprise Access Methods

The various methods for accessing the BytePro Enterprise database are described below. You may also wish to review the methods for deploying the BytePro Enterprise client application.

This page does not apply to BytePro Online, which is always accessed over the Internet, or to BytePro Standard, which is accessed via a LAN or WAN.

Standard Access

The standard way of accessing BytePro Enterprise is to provide direct access to the BytePro Enterprise database from workstations within your company's network. With this configuration, the BytePro Enterprise database is installed on a database server and the BytePro Enterprise client software is installed on each workstation. The database is accessed over your company's local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN).

Web Services

With the Web Services option, the BytePro Enterprise client software accesses the database through a web server. If the web server is exposed to the Internet then remote access can be provided to workstations outside of your network without using a VPN. With this configuration, the BytePro Enterprise database is installed on a database server, the BytePro Enterprise Web Services component is installed on a web server, and the BytePro Enterprise client software is installed on each workstation.

Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is a Microsoft technology that allows software to be installed on a server so that a client computer can access the software remotely. The end user logs into the server from a remote computer and runs the software on the server. With this configuration, the BytePro Enterprise database is installed on a database server and the BytePro Enterprise client is installed on one or more Remote Desktop servers. Generally each Remote Desktop server can handle 50 or more concurrent users. No software is installed on the local workstation.

Citrix®

Citrix is a third-party technology that works in conjunction with Microsoft Remote Desktop. It works in much the same way as Remote Desktop but provides additional features and controls.