I have two options for remoting into our Azure VMs: RDP to public IP or RDP through VPN.
I'm certain using a VPN is 'more' secure. But my question is: Is it still reasonably secure to have a hole in the firewall for our local office's IP and RDP directly w/o VPN?
It's just way, way more convenient to be able to just double click an RDP icon and not have to turn off another VPN I already have to use for another hosting environment so that I can turn on the Azure VPN every time I want to log on to an Azure VM. But I also don't want to be doing something that's stupidly insecure.