Subject to Compliance Regulations?
As an organization looking to meet compliance regulations, your IT infrastructure may be required to meet certain security regulations. Auditors may require you to prove that you can securely control access to confidential networks, data, and applications. They may also expect you to demonstrate password management capabilities, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and event logging.
While each compliance statute has specific requirements, their overarching themes are largely the same. IT organizations need to prove that they have a documented plan, tight control over user access to critical IT systems, safeguards against potential compromises, and proof that the organization’s security policies are in place and effective.
As all IT professionals know, there is no magic solution to achieving compliance. A combination of smart people, systematic processes, and innovative technical solutions is the key to compliance. That said, JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® platform can help an organization gain compliance with security regulations. Three of the main reasons are increased security, control, and visibility.
Directory-as-a-Service helps organizations to gain compliance by strengthening the core of their identity and access management (IAM) strategy. JumpCloud’s cloud directory sits at the center of user access to critical IT systems and data. As a modern cloud IAM platform, Directory-as-a-Service has a number of identity security features and helps IT admins log user access and changes.
JumpCloud’s identity protection starts with the deep security we maintain over our core directory platform. It continues with sophisticated one-way hashed and salted passwords that are both encrypted at rest and in transit, and extends to services such as MFA and SSH key management for systems managed by JumpCloud. Our own process controls and security practices ensure that data is secured, systems are tested on a regular basis, and monitoring is actively in place.
While each IT compliance standard is unique, they all have a common thread: control access to your critical IT systems. JumpCloud’s cloud directory service is an ideal solution to gain centralized control and prove compliance.
JumpCloud’s cloud-based identity management helps IT organizations ensure that users have unique accounts and that shared access is not permitted. Strong password complexity controls, SSH key management, and MFA ensure that users are who they say they are. Access can also be terminated across the entire IT network within seconds.
JumpCloud’s Events API allows easy access to event logs of various user activities. The Events API captures events such as additions, deletions, modifications to users, systems, and also script executions that are under JumpCloud’s control. Further, it catalogs authentication events such as when users accessed specific systems. Additionally, admins can query event data on demand or via scheduled jobs, making event logging and analysis more efficient and versatile, especially when aggregated with the event logs from other services.
Our Event Logging API tells you exactly who performed what action to what resource, when, and from what location. It’s also possible to integrate this data with a wider array of mandated compliance data and into SIEM systems.
This feature ensures that your PCI, HIPAA, SOX, SSAE 16, ISO and other compliancy requirement processes are improved dramatically, providing easy-to-access records of critical employee and resource interaction data. An added bonus is that it can increase IT admin productivity by automating provisioning/deprovisioning of user access and logging of all critical authentication data.