Administrators can configure View Connection Server settings so that View desktop sessions are established directly between the client system and the View desktop virtual machine, bypassing the View Connection Server host. This type of connection is called a direct client connection.

With direct client connections, an HTTPS connection can still be made between the client and the View Connection Server host for users to authenticate and select View desktops, but the second HTTPS connection (the tunnel connection) is not used.

Direct PCoIP connections include the following built-in security features:

PCoIP supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption, which is turned on by default.

The hardware implementation of PCoIP uses both AES and IP Security (IPsec).

PCoIP works with third-party VPN clients.

For clients that use the Microsoft RDP display protocol, direct client connections are appropriate only if your deployment is inside a corporate network. With direct client connections, RDP traffic is sent unencrypted over the connection between the client and the View desktop virtual machine.