The effects of globalization and the pace of technological advancement have created a situation in which employees need to be able to work from anywhere in the world, even from the confines of their own homes. Thankfully, cloud infrastructure has reached a zenith where remote work is not only possible, but becoming the status quo for many companies.
Although increasingly prevalent, working from home presents a handful of issues from an access control perspective, such as maintaining security and providing end user support when issues arise. Armed with a cloud directory service like JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service®, however, IT admins find that they can enable remote work for their organization while maintaining control, continuity, and security.
What is JumpCloud?
JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS) is the first cloud directory service, reimagining the concepts of Active Directory® and LDAP for modern IT needs. With JumpCloud, end users leverage one identity to access virtually all of their IT resources without the need for an on-prem domain controller. In a sense, IT organizations can go “domainless”, yet still have the control and auditing of a domain.
As you can see in the diagram above, DaaS controls user access to devices, applications, networks, external directories (e.g G Suite™, Office 365™, Active Directory), and more. Access to these resources through JumpCloud is secured through multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Because it’s an entirely cloud-based directory service, JumpCloud is an ideal choice for organizations looking to enable their employees to work from home or anywhere else in the world while still ensuring security and business continuity.
Remote Work and JumpCloud
From a technical perspective, here’s how JumpCloud supports work from home.
With Directory-as-a-Service, an end user’s workstation is the secure conduit to access all of their other resources. We call this concept System-as-a-Gateway™.
DaaS provides remote Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® device management thanks to the JumpCloud system agent. Once downloaded onto a system, the agent remotely pushes new updates on routine intervals as long as the system is connected to (Read more…)