Case Study: Microsoft Windows on Amazon WorkSpaces

The Customer

Our customer provides essential products and services through two lines of business: regulated energy delivery and construction materials and services. They are a multibillion-dollar corporation with operations, customers and employees across the United States.

FuseForward is providing our customer with a managed secure cloud environment for their enterprise application.

Their Requirements

Identity and access management is key to cloud security. Access control is an aspect of security that is extremely important, particularly when it comes to managing workloads for an enterprise that is subject to strict regulatory controls.

As a result, controlling access for privileged users was a key requirement for our customer. They needed to:

  • Provide privileged user access for some users
  • Hide end-points
  • Separate privileged users from the end-users
  • Enforce policies on machines used to access the environment

Our Proposal

We proposed that our customer use Amazon WorkSpaces for Windows. Amazon WorkSpaces was proposed as they are backed by a separate Active Directory for privileged users, enabling better control of policies and identity for privileged users.

Services used included:

  • Amazon WorkSpaces
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Other third-party security tools and technology

Outcomes

Our customer’s privileged users benefit from a controlled, secure environment. They are able to:

  • Control access for privileged users
  • Separate privileged users and end users
  • Provide privileged user access in case of an outage
  • Enforce policies on machines used to access the environment