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An endpoint is any device that is physically an endpoint on a network. These can include laptops, desktops, mobile phones, tablets, servers, and virtual environments.
Endpoint management is used to protect the corporate network when accessed via remote devices such as laptops. Each laptop with a remote connection to the network creates a potential entry point for security threats.
At GitLab, we use centralized laptop management for company-issued laptops. If you are in possession of a company-issued laptop, the details below apply to you. However, not all endpoint management technologies GitLab deploys will be required for Apple, Linux, and Windows laptops. Some technologies may be specific to the hardware platform or operating system. Please review the details of each technology for more information and details.
|GitLab Team Members||Responsible for following the requirements in this procedure|
|Business Technology||Responsible for implementing and executing this procedure|
|Business Technology Management (Code Owners)||Responsible for approving significant changes and exceptions to this procedure|
In order to achieve compliance with frameworks such as SOX (required as part of public company readiness), SOC, and in preparation of FedRAMP and ISO 27001, certain protections of company assets are mandated.
Given that transparency is so ingrained in our culture, the risk of any laptop having confidential or PII data is high (e.g. Slack contains team member phone numbers).
Additionally, to meet the rigorous security requirements of enterprise customers who desire to use our service, a combination of endpoint management solutions is necessary. We have to select endpoint management solutions that will accomplish the following:
GitLab has chosen the following endpoint technologies to comply with the various security, compliance, regulatory, and customer requirements we face.
Jamf is an Apple device management solution used by system administrators to configure and automate IT administration tasks for macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices. For more detail, please review the Jamf endpoint management page.
SentinelOne is an endpoint detection and response technology used to secure and protect endpoints from malicious digital attacks. For more detail, please review the Endpoint Detection & Response page.
DriveStrike is a lightweight device management solution for Linux that can remotely wipe devices. It also can be used to wipe macOS devices in the event Jamf is unable to do so. For more detail, please review the DriveStrike page
Exceptions to this procedure will be tracked as per the Information Security Policy Exception Management Process.