“With SSH an encrypted tunnel through an open port in the private network’s firewall can be established. This tunnel forwards network traffic from a specified local port to a port on the remote machine, securely.”

Just a reference to help some others. Create a persistant port forwarding tunnel between a Linux (server) machine and a Windows (server) machine.

Full site here, lots of information: http://pdw.weinstein.org/2011/07/establish-and-maintain-an-ssh-tunnel-between-linux-and-windows.html.