JumpCloud® Simplifies Full Disk Encryption Management for Mac® and Windows®

JumpCloud FDE Management for Mac and Windows

BOULDER, COLO. – December 14, 2018 – JumpCloud®, the first cloud-based directory service, announced today the addition of full disk encryption (FDE) policies to enable and centrally manage FDE for both Windows® and Mac® systems to their Directory-as-a-Service®platform. JumpCloud’s cloud identity management features include the ability to manage Windows, Mac, and Linux® systems with GPO-like functions and through scheduled or ad hoc commands and scripts. FDE management is a key Policy within the JumpCloud DaaS platform.

Cyber security is one of the most pressing matters in IT today. With laptop and desktop systems being a critical attack vector, IT is implementing FDE to secure data at rest. With FDE enabled, a computer’s data is continually encrypted during times when the machine is idle. The hard drive can only be unencrypted by the user’s password (or an intricate recovery key), protecting against instances where computer theft may be the cause of a breach.

“We frequently talk with customers that know enabling FDE is critical, but give up in frustration when attempting to enable and manage it in mixed-OS environments,” said George Wagner, Senior Product Marketing Manager for JumpCloud. “With JumpCloud’s FDE Policy, IT admins can simply enable FDE and it’s done – no matter the OS or location. And, perhaps even more critical than enforcing FDE on all machines, is that individual recovery keys will be securely vaulted in case they are required due to a forgotten password.”

FDE Management Policy Features Include:

  • Remote FDE enablement to any location
  • Cross-OS encryption management for both macOS and Windows endpoints
  • Secure private individual key escrow and retrieval
  • Ability to audit what managed systems have FDE enabled

“JumpCloud’s full disk encryption policies help our team to simplify our challenge of securing and remotely managing our fleet of systems,” said Colleen Alaimo, IT Director at Excella. “These policies, in addition to the wide and growing array of policies we can currently apply across our endpoints, ensure we have the most secure systems possible.”

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Katelyn McWilliams. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/full-disk-encryption-jumpcloud/