Many IT environments in organizations include a variety of operating systems such as macOS®, The Windows®, and Linux®. Before the emergence of centralized, multi-operating system device management solutions, IT administrators in such a diverse environment faced the challenge of managing devices and users on each operating system. Each operating system has its own distinct ecosystem of applications, programming languages, and policy / configuration methods, and they were not known to fit well.
In particular, Mac and Linux machines have always been in a completely separate silo from Windows. Microsoft Active Directory did not manage them entirely without the need for additional third-party solutions. For example, in the past, to apply the Mac equivalent of Group Policy Objects (GPO), you had to take advantage of a third-party Mac management solution, which was yet another on-premise enterprise server-based solution. This is just one example of how managing multi-OS environments doesn’t work using a siled approach to thinking and managing holistically.
Trying to manage cross-OS devices separately is an outdated, time-consuming and difficult approach that is no longer worth the effort now that there are viable alternatives, especially with the sustainability of fully remote and hybrid work environments. Ultimately, user identities are at the center of everything, so implementing an all-inclusive cloud directory solution that offers device and user management across multiple operating systems can solve many issues. for organizations that want to move away from on-premise infrastructure. and tedious manual tasks.
The Complete JumpCloud Solution
After realizing that this siled approach was not sustainable or productive for IT administrators, JumpCloud stepped in and created such a holistic cloud directory solution that enables just that – centralized management of multi-IT environments. BONE. This provides benefits such as centralized and simplified identity management (a combination of user and device management), security configurations, single sign-on and user lifecycle management, logging and creation. event reporting and API automation, among others.
This complete solution eliminates the need for multipoint solutions and the need to think of each operating system separately – IT administrators can easily and (Read more…)