Secure Remote Computing: Zero-Trust Network Access via Leostream and AWS

By Alex Passett, Editor  |  May 24, 2023

If you’ve ever worked on a remote desktop as part of a fully remote or hybrid role, you likely went through a process where one (or even two) sets of credentials were required to access it securely. This is deliberate, as IT departments (whether they’re in the office or at home) need to be able to securely manage and maintain systems. (i.e. including the running of updates, patches to avoid vulnerabilities, remote visibility in many cases, etc.) Plus, there’s the consideration of encryption protocols and the implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA (News - Alert)) that come with reliable remote desktop capabilities in today’s digitally driven workspaces. With the right remote setups, global teams can securely connect to the same sources of data while IT battens down the operational resilience hatches.

The long-story-short version? Remote computing with high-level security facilitates an overall stronger work environment.

Enter Leostream, remote desktop access platform that enables organizations – of any size or industry, or in any location – equip their workforce with seamless work-from-anywhere support.

Per a Leostream representative, “Our Remote Desktop Access Platform provides the flexibility for end-users to work from anywhere, to connect with the tools they require, and to connect with team members. The result is no longer being tied to the physical office while maintaining a smoother work-life balance. More so, our platform allows employers to hire talent from anywhere, free from the often-antiquated confines of geographical location.”

Leostream is partnered with NVIDIA (News - Alert), Azure, HP, and – pertinent to this news – AWS.

Leostream has announced federated identity management with Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) for secure remote computing. Built to safeguard users across virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and end-user computing (EUC) applications in AWS environments, the Leostream ZTNA-enabled Remote Desktop Access Platform brings the modernization that today’s teams require.

Leostream ZTNA for AWS includes:

  • AWS resources, meaning data isn’t exposed on end-user devices
  • Risk minimization involving cloud instance breaches
  • Simplified IT with automated privileged access management
  • Ease-of-access with SSO solutions for users                               
  • Elimination of costly and complicated VPNs
  • Increased visibility into what’s being accessed on the network (i.e. resources, devices, and other users)

Per Johna Till Johnson, CEO and principal analyst at Nemertes Research:

"With the move to a hybrid workforce, enterprises struggle with the twin challenges of enabling a growing fleet of BYOD users and providing secure access to third parties. Additionally, remote users – even when they have company machines – increasingly need privileged access to manage sensitive company resources. In all of these cases, deploying an agent on the remote machine is a non-starter. What companies need is a way to integrate these users into the environment and provide them with secure, uninterrupted access to cloud-based resources without relying on downloaded agents or heavy clients that affect performance."

And per Karen Gondoly, Leostream’s CEO:

"Too often, efforts to support remote or hybrid workforces create security gaps. Using the ZTNA-powered Leostream platform, users are assured of a secure AWS-hosted environment for seamless work-from-anywhere connectivity. AWS enables large user pools and diverse workloads, and with Leostream as the gatekeeper, organizations can enforce strict authentication to lock down environments while ensuring employees maintain crucial access to the appropriate resources and the performance they need."

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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