Today, Jamf (NASDAQ: JAMF), Apple’s standard for managing and securing the workplace, announced a new integration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable organizations using AWS and Jamf to better understand their security posture to improve. AWS Verified Access allows customers to define a set of policies or criteria in Jamf that must be met before end users and their respective devices are granted access to internal services on AWS.
The new integration improves organizational security by enhancing threat mitigation measures and reducing the risk of data breaches while simplifying security controls
With AWS Verified Access, organizations using AWS and Jamf can now verify that devices are managed and meet an acceptable risk threshold before granting access to sensitive or critical internal services. The policies that customers can define can be flexible according to their organizational needs and overall level of security risk tolerance. For example, a customer may only want to allow devices that are managed and come from a specific Internet Protocol (IP) address range, have a specific device risk rating, or have a minimum operating system (OS) version. This new integration allows customers to dig deeper into management and security by bringing together Jamf Pro, AWS, and the Jamf Trust app.
For organizations running personal applications on AWS, supporting Jamf is an important first step in securing business data with a trusted user and device. This integration is one component of Trusted Access Jamf’s broader vision, first unveiled at this year’s Jamf Nation User Conference.
“We’re excited to continue working with AWS, one of the most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud offerings in the world, to help our mutual customers increase enterprise security while simplifying security controls,” said Dean Hager, CEO of jam “With this integration, organizations can leverage the AWS infrastructure they’ve invested in, give users the devices they love, and rely on security workflows that IT and security teams trust.”
Jamf continues to innovate with AWS
Earlier this fall, Jamf announced that it was working with AWS to create a streamlined and powerful workflow to manage Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances at scale and provide an additional layer of security. A company needs to ensure that its virtual machines are just as secure as their physical machines. By harnessing the power of Apple and AWS, Jamf has taken the concept of zero-touch deployment further than before. With Jamf’s leading management and security solutions, organizations can now provide trusted access to virtual Macs in the same way as physical Macs, enabling flexible resource allocation for organizations that rely on Macs for critical components of their business.
“AWS is proud to continue working with Jamf to help organizations provide trusted access to their users,” said Dave Brown, vice president of Amazon EC2 at AWS. “Today’s announcement of the AWS Verified Access Integration is the next step in a strong partnership aimed at helping businesses succeed with Apple.”