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Day Two Cloud 134: Simplifying Infrastructure Access With StrongDM

Today’s Day Two Cloud is a sponsored episode with StrongDM. StrongDM focuses on infrastructure access; that is, helping engineers and IT professionals get access to databases, servers, Kubernetes clusters, switches, Web apps, and more from a desktop or laptop.

StrongDM takes a proxy approach to the challenge of access and authentication. It uses a local client that can run on a Mac, Windows, or Linux device; a gateway to mediate access; and an administration layer for setting policies and permissions and auditing access.

Our guest is Justin McCarthy, StrongDM’s co-founder and CTO.

We discuss:

  • The problems StrongDM aims to solve
  • How it differs from other access and authentication systems
  • Integrations with directories and identity stores
  • The ability to audit and play back events
  • Pros and cons of the proxy model
  • Use cases
  • More

About the Author

, Co-founder / CTO, originally developed empathy for Operations as a founding and pager-carrying member of many operations and data teams. As an Executive, he has led Engineering and Product in high-throughput and high-stakes e-Commerce, financial, and AI products. Justin is the original author of strongDM's core protocol-aware proxy technology. To contact Justin, visit him on Twitter.

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