VPN, SaaS, and everything in between: OpenVPN Access Server Combined with JumpCloud's LDAP-as-a-Service Provides Integrated Holistic Access Control
JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service® is a cloud-based platform enabling IT teams to securely manage user identities and connect them to resources they need regardless of provider, protocol, vendor, or location.
OpenVPN Access Server, built on the most widely-used and respected VPN protocol in the industry, provides powerful solutions to:
Together, they combine powerful security with simple scalability.
Interested in learning how you can manage your IT resources, remote access, and network security with a combo that was built with your DevOps team in mind?
We'll show you how, step by step.
You'll learn how to:
Access Server Product Manager, OpenVPN
With a background in datacenters and network architecture in cloud environments, Johan has spent nearly a decade working for OpenVPN, Inc. to support customers with the complexities of integrating OpenVPN Access Server into their various networking environments. Now, as the project lead for Access Server, he guides the team towards an ever-improving VPN server product.
Chief Strategy Officer, JumpCloud
Greg Keller is a career product visionary and executive management leader. With over two decades of product management, product marketing, and operations experience ranging from startups to global organizations, Greg excels in successful go-to-market execution.
Picture this: a growing web content publishing company provides content for high-traffic websites and portals.
A majority of their employees are freelance and/or remote, so they use OpenVPN Access Server to provide VPN access to their HQ corporate network systems, which run the publishing workflow, timekeeping, and payroll services.
They have plans to expand worldwide and adopt SaaS tools — like Adobe Creative Cloud — to replace some of their legacy systems.
The problem is, as the number of their employees grows, it’s becoming more and more difficult to maintain user accounts in local OpenVPN Access Servers — and complexity will only increase as they add new locations.
So how exactly can this company:
The answer? OpenVPN Access Server combined with JumpCloud’s LDAP-as-a-Service solution.
JumpCloud’s LDAP authentication system can be used to enforce secure passwords, add Multi-Factor Authentication, and secure SaaS applications. The Access Servers are then set up so that the contractors have limited access to services from the corporate network.
Combining this with OpenVPN Access Server means you won't have to sacrifice security for convenience – your team will get ease-of-use, but your network will be built on the strongest protocol in the business.
Plus, JumpCloud's service is a managed solution, so the IT department does not have to install, maintain or grow the LDAP servers or the rest of the directory infrastructure – it’s all built in!
But to truly be effective, it can’t be complicated.
LDAP + VPN combines the best of both worlds
Employees can use the same login info across the board — and security is stronger than ever.
LDAP-As-A-Service maximizes VPN security & simplicity
These two powerful tools combined can simplify – and secure – your network resources.
Do more for your team with LDAP + VPN authentication
Ease of use for your team and a powerful resources for IT.