Amazon WorkSpaces is AWS’s cloud-based desktop service, letting you work and collaborate from anywhere in the world. This means you can bring your own device (BYOD) such as laptops, tablets, or mobile phones.
Sometimes, however, admins need to manage these devices for compliance or security purposes. Which is why Amazon WorkSpaces will now have device authentication. You may issue digital certificates to manage client access for Windows and OSX, and even grant or deny access for Android, iOS, Chrome OS, web, and zero client devices. You can even create policies that control which devices get access and which get blocked.
You set the access policies at the WorkSpaces directory. Once set, the policies will screen whether or not a client device should be allowed access. To use this feature, you must distribute the certificates to devices using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager or a mobile device management tool.
This feature is now available in all regions with Amazon WorkSpaces. Get working on the cloud today! Contact our PolarSeven AWS experts if you need help taking your first steps into cloud computing.