Why Jump Boxes Are Going The Way Of The Land Line

By Greg Keller Posted February 12, 2014

We recently wrote a somewhat controversial article for O’Reilly talking about how jump boxes or bastion hosts are going the way of the telephone land line. Take a read when you have a chance. Compliance has driven a number of practices in enterprises and sometimes the tail wags the dog.

It’s an interesting problem that deserves a better, more secure solution. In our article, we talk about why jump boxes are problematic and better approaches are out there. We strongly encourage those that have to deal with compliance issues to rethink their access control strategy. There are better ways to handle user access control and modern, cloud identity management solutions are exploring this issue. It’s what we are working on here at JumpCloud® with our Directory-as-a-Service® platform.

If you have any questions about the obsolescence of jump boxes, drop us a line.
Greg Keller

Greg is JumpCloud's Chief Product Officer, overseeing the product management team, product vision and go-to-market execution for the company's Directory-as-a-Service offering. The SaaS-based platform re-imagines Active Directory and LDAP for the cloud era, securely connecting and managing employees, their devices and IT applications.

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