Who is Johnson Lambert?

Johnson Lambert is a leading CPA firm that provides financial audits, tax compliance, and advisory services to insurance companies, nonprofits, and employee benefit plans. For over 30 years, they have focused on providing audit, tax, and advisory services to a national and selectively international client base including insurance entities, nonprofit organizations, and ERISA-qualified benefit plans. 


The Challenge

Johnson Lambert was struggling with a Citrix XenDesktop infrastructure that was inconsistent, slow, and difficult to manage. On top of these challenges, the firm required enterprise-grade security for their desktops to adhere to the compliance requirements mandated by their financial services clients. Finally, the migration from their current system had to be seamless as they couldn’t afford any downtime for their distributed workforce.

The Solution

Privo migrated Johnson Lambert to a secure VPC with Amazon WorkSpaces. Privo’s solution leveraged a full stack of security solutions including encryption at rest and in transit, endpoint security, Single Sign-On, and 2-Factor Authentication. Privo configured redundant Active Directory servers and authenticated WorkSpaces users through AD Connector. Shared files and folders are served from Windows Server 2016 on EC2. Users can connect to their secure WorkSpace from anywhere, including Chromebooks, PCs, and Zero Clients.

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The Benefits


Johnson Lambert can confidently assert to clients they have implemented enterprise-grade security to protect their sensitive financial information. Encryption at rest and in transit, 2-Factor Authentication, Single Sign-On, and Cloud-based Endpoint Security are just some of the security solutions employed to protect WorkSpaces.


WorkSpaces is extremely easy to manage. Working with Privo, Johnson Lambert can maintain just a few “Golden Images” that contain the necessary applications for each work role. Furthermore, the WorkSpaces clients and Chromebooks automatically update, and Zero Clients have no operating system to patch or update whatsoever.


Locating cloud desktops and back office servers in AWS makes it easy to leverage more advanced AWS services for analytics, machine learning, and big data. Johnson Lambert can now aggressively pursue making data driven decisions faster and more accurately using these additional, powerful AWS services now that are now at their fingertips.

Quotes on AWS Cloud Migration Services

“Privo has been great to deal with from the start. Effective communication and project management have been key to the success of getting our project off the ground.”

- David Fuge, CIO, Johnson Lambert


Privo an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

Privo is a Premier AWS Consulting Partner with offices located in Boston and San Francisco.  We help customers migrate, manage, and optimize their infrastructure in AWS. Privo delivers these services across three main practice groups: DevOps, End User Computing, and AWS Cost Optimization.  

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AWS allows you to have an agile, cost-effective, and scalable infrastructure to enable operational efficiency, and simplify access to applications for end users. With AWS, companies of all sizes can focus more on their core business instead of IT administration.

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