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JumpCloud makes it easier for businesses to adopt a Zero Trust security model

JumpCloud has introduced Conditional Access Policies to its Directory Platform making it easier for businesses to adopt a Zero Trust security model .

JumpCloud has added Conditional

Access policies to its Directory
Platform , enabling IT admins to adopt Zero Trust security from the same cloud platform that they use to manage and securely connect users to IT resources . Conditional Access is policy-driven control that ensures only appropriate users from known networks , known devices and with appropriate privileges , be granted access to company resources .
With this release , Colorado-based JumpCloud is making it easier for IT teams to adopt a ‘ never trust , always verify ’ model in their organization . The JumpCloud Platform ’ s identity and access control provides core authentication and authorization to employee devices , networks and on-premise and cloud applications .
The release of Conditional Access introduces policy-driven security checks to confirm authentications are verified via trusted networks and devices managed by the organization , giving JumpCloud customers an easier path to implement a Zero Trust model .
“ Our clients have a wide range of identity management needs , made even more complex with a global distribution of users , devices , and the networks they ’ re signing on to ,” said Brian Coleman , founder of MatchstickBHM . With JumpCloud ’ s new Conditional Access policies , we can strengthen our Zero Trust posture with trusted identity , network and device , and manage it through a single admin portal .”
JumpCloud ’ s Conditional Access includes four main components to support Zero Trust :
• Identity Trust : JumpCloud ’ s core directory securely manages an organization ’ s user identities including all credential control and revocation , two factor verification and contextual data to ensure appropriate levels of permission when accessing resources
• Network Trust : JumpCloud ’ s Network Trust enables organizations to ensure authentication requests are only allowed from specific IP addresses or ranges of addresses . This restricts traffic to resources only from locations organizations know or otherwise ‘ trust ’
• Device Trust : JumpCloud ’ sDevice Trust ensures that employees only access company resources from devices which are under company management and secured through JumpCloud ’ s MDM and agent-based management functions . The new Conditional Access release adds the ability to more granularly define what constitutes a trusted device and prevent or allow authentication based on policy and context
• Policy Driven Access Control : Tying these new identity , network and device trust functions together are new simpleto-implement access control policies . The policies provide a customizable and layered approach enforcing second factors of verification ( MFA ) when combinations of network and / or device are deviating from the gating policy p
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