Linux Check Disk Encryption Policy Enables Consistent Device Governance

Linux Check Disk Encryption Policy Enables Consistent Device Governance

Disk encryption reporting for Linux systems can be a time-consuming manual process that makes regulatory compliance and data security more difficult for IT organizations. It’s not uncommon for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to have less visibility into their Linux systems, especially when the majority of their fleet is managed by Microsoft Active Directory.

The JumpCloud platform, which provides cross-OS compliance and device governance, now includes a Linux Check Disk Encryption policy. The policy automatically checks whether system storage media are encrypted with LUK and fscrypt, two of the most common disk encryption libraries for Linux. This ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the data.

This policy works for all Linux distributions supported by JumpCloud and provides the option to require only managed home directories or full disk encryption. JumpCloud will then notify IT administrators if any of the targeted devices are not compliant with the configured policy, and our reporting via System Insights will provide a full account of devices that are not compliant.

The policy does not automatically encrypt devices. Instead, we provide documentation on encryption methodologies and guided instructions to help SMBs manually encrypt devices, due to the characteristics of how Linux full disk encryption works during initial system setup.

JumpCloud extends its library of predefined Linux policies to facilitate cross-platform compliance for IT organizations. We recently added the ability to apply a Linux lock screen. JumpCloud offers security commands to control systems as well as a sudo CLI for system and user management. These policies help SMBs achieve parity with their Windows fleet for a secure setup – an essential part of an effective cybersecurity program.

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Managing Linux devices through the JumpCloud cloud directory platform is easy and free for up to 10 devices or users. The platform can also coexist within the Active Directory domain to extend compliance and governance beyond Windows. Premium chat support is also offered for the first 10 days to help with initial implementation.

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