How to Secure Remote Workers With JumpCloud
Secure remote work starts with centrally managed users, whose Mac®, Windows®, or Linux® systems serve as the gateway to access the full spectrum of modern IT resources. JumpCloud integrates a single user identity with each of those resources over a standard internet connection, with security built into every transaction. As an admin, you control the following remote work essentials from a single web console:
- User onboarding, group-based access management, and offboarding
- Cross-OS system management with GPO-like policy control & anti-phishing measures
- Full disk encryption for Mac® and Windows® machines SSO for hundreds of SaaS apps with SAML 2.0 authentication
- Deep integrations with G Suite™, Office 365™, AWS®, and Active Directory®
- Password length, complexity, and rotation requirements
- Multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) for all IT resources
- Network access via RADIUS
Fully Remote Architecture
JumpCloud’s platform stands alone in the cloud, providing unified IAM across a wide array of IT resources without the need for on-prem hardware or a patchwork of management solutions. Users access their resources directly rather than tunneling back to an office domain.
Security & High Availability
User identities are protected wherever they go, with password policies and MFA/2FA toggled on at the organizational level and all data in transit encrypted. Your security perimeter surrounds each user instead of surrounding a physical office, and we maintain the infrastructure to keep everything updated, redundant, and highly available. Users change their JumpCloud passwords at the device level, limiting the effectiveness of browser-based phishing attacks.
Admin & User Convenience
Admins use a single web-based console to manage group-based access, provision and deprovision users, enforce cross-OS system policies, and step up security. Users get a single secure identity to access their resources, making it easier to comply with company policies from any location.
Resources and Best Practices for Enabling Remote Work
To learn more about how JumpCloud can serve as the backbone of your remote work infrastructure, check out the following resources:
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“JumpCloud is one of the technologies we put in place that has made it possible for us to close our office and have everybody working from home. I’m very grateful.”—Iain Argent, Software Development Manager at Doublestruck
“This is a big deal in new technology. We use JumpCloud, and they have a free version for up to 10 users and systems. A lot of these tools that you need are not that expensive. They’re easy to get set up and deploy. If you’re a small company, or a 10-person company, that’s free! Take advantage of that.”—Collin Mitchell, CEO of Monster VoIP, on Hire Power Radio
“JumpCloud allows us to secure our remote servers and easily administer access for individuals and groups. The setup is simple, the cost is low, and the benefits are many — it’s a no brainer!”— Gareth Midwood, Head of Development at Creode
“AD doesn’t seem to be working anymore for a lot of our customers. [JumpCloud] offers a cloud-based directory service that provides users with a single identity across all of the disparate resources we now find in today’s IT environments. As well, it can be used as a single set of credentials to log in to competing solutions like Office 365, G Suite™, AWS or Azure®.”—Michael G. Kerr, Director of Marketing at Gamatech Limited, on LinkedIn
Try JumpCloud Free
If you’re working to enable secure, reliable, and fully remote access to all of your company’s IT resources, a cloud directory service could be the missing link. To see which remote work challenges JumpCloud can help your organization overcome, create a free admin account and try managing up to 10 users and systems for an unlimited amount of time.