Ensure laptops and desktops are in a healthy state. Duo Desktop verifies the health and security of your endpoint devices at every authentication before granting access to the Duo-protected applications and resources your workforce needs.
Cybercriminals look to exploit vulnerabilities, from outdated endpoint software to the lack of a system password. A lightweight client application for macOS, Windows, and Linux, Duo Desktop helps lower your risk of being a target by ensuring devices accessing network applications, whether in the cloud or on-premises, are in a healthy and trusted state. It’s part of a strong zero trust strategy.
Create custom policies to ensure compliance with your organization’s access requirements for company-issued and personal devices. You can combine your Duo Health policy with other device policies and extend health checks to include browsers and plug-ins.
Duo Desktop’s antivirus and anti-malware agent checks verify that endpoints have a supported security solution in place before accessing an application. Duo works with many leading endpoint detection and response solutions including Cisco Secure Endpoint. With the added functionality of automatic registration, you can be confident the data coming from Duo Desktop is legitimate and cannot be spoofed.
Help your users bring their outdated devices back into compliance with your access policy. Duo provides guided self-remediation with step-by-step instructions so your end users can bring devices that fail a health check back into compliance without contacting your IT team.
Duo Device Health policies work in tandem with Duo Trusted Endpoints to ensure only known devices can access your Duo-protected applications. At authentication, Duo Desktop collects unique device identifiers and compares them against identifiers from managed and registered endpoints in your trusted inventory. If a match is found, access is granted. If no match is found, the endpoint is unmanaged and unregistered, and access is blocked.
Demonstrating compliance with industry-specific regulations – including device health-related controls such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA, or your organization’s access security policy – is challenging. Duo helps you meet your compliance goals with visibility into the health and security posture of each endpoint.
"Duo Desktop allows us to seamlessly enforce our company policy at the most important point in time: when users connect to our sensitive applications.” Read the Customer Story— Jason Waits, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Inductive Automation