Managing Remote Workstations with Active Directory Domain Joins

As more organizations adapt to remote work options, supporting employees will require more than just providing tools and enforcing policies. With many employees suddenly working from home, there are things an organization can do to help their teams remain productive without increasing cybersecurity risks. While employees in this new remote work situation will be thinking about how to stay in touch with colleagues using chat applications, shared documents, and replacing planned meetings with conference calls, they may not be thinking about cyberattacks. CISOs and admins need to look urgently at the new scenarios and new threat
vectors as their organizations become a distributed organization overnight.

Active Directory domain joins are an integral part of many IT modernization and security initiatives. These projects are complex and technically challenging. This is especially the case in enterprises with domain-joined devices that are remote to the corporate network.

Throughout the years, the way that we could choose to tackle remote machines has evolved — mostly in a positive manner. However, with the rapid advance of employees working from home intensifying this issue, the net result is that remote machines pose a unique
and growing problem for offline domain joins that are necessary to maintain business operations.