How to Get JumpCloud Approved by Your Boss

Written by Kayla Coco-Stotts on March 20, 2020

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Many IT admins are rushing to find effective methods for dealing with the global pandemic and its resulting effects on daily life. That is especially the case for admins looking for solutions to securely enable an entirely remote working scenario. 

JumpCloud® is uniquely positioned to support IT organizations when shifting their teams to a new remote environment. Additionally, its domainless approach ensures that end users can securely access virtually all their IT resources from home without friction.

The challenge for IT is that most organizations have shut down spending on new solutions. Below, we’ll go over ways for admins in this predicament to overcome such a challenge.

What JumpCloud Does for Remote Organizations

Given that decisions must be made quickly to keep up with the rapid changes happening in today’s IT environment, we’ll keep the approach simple and focused:

New Problems Need to Be Solved 

Most organizations are struggling to enact a secure model for remote work that connects users to their IT resources. With so much occurring outside of the traditional “domain”, most IT teams require a new way to secure and connect user access to their resources. 

A key part of controlling that access is ensuring that it’s done securely. Often that means securing the device being used to access applications, data, VPNs, and servers. This includes making sure that the user’s identity is verified through multi-factor authentication (MFA), the system and network they’re using is secure, and that their identity won’t be compromised via credential phishing or spear phishing.

Why JumpCloud Uniquely Solves Those Problems

With a cloud-based approach to access control and device management, JumpCloud is uniquely positioned to support this movement to remote work in a secure fashion. A domainless approach doesn’t require that admins be in the office to maintain or troubleshoot on-prem equipment, so they can focus solely on securing the resources their users need. 

Further, JumpCloud’s cloud directory services enable end users to connect to a wide variety of applications, Infrastructure-as-a-Service platforms, and productivity suites like G Suite™, Office 365™, AWS®, Salesforce®, Slack®, and thousands more from a single console with one set of credentials. From a security perspective, JumpCloud’s built-in services help ensure identities remain secure with MFA, anti-phishing technology, and single sign-on (SSO). 

For systems, JumpCloud protects the sensitive information contained on a user’s machine with full disk encryption, software updates, configurations, auditing/logging of system data, and remote wipe. JumpCloud integrates a significant number of one-off tools into one overall platform, which encompasses directory services, web application SSO, system management, MFA, mobile device management (MDM), event logging for auditing and compliance, and more.

The Return On Investment 

Right now, a problem for many IT departments centers on their organizations’ desire to cut any new or additional spending while leaders prepare to guide their companies through choppy waters. 

There are a number of ways IT departments must evaluate the potential ROI for JumpCloud, and selecting one will depend on the needs and specifications for each organization:

  • Does JumpCloud enable remote work for your organization? In today’s environment, enabling your team to successfully work remotely is paramount. With payrolls being so high, any investment in technology must be able to help an expensive workforce remain productive. 
  • Can JumpCloud eliminate the need to purchase and manage multiple solutions? This can be a quick and easy ROI to show based on the costs of each individual solution. JumpCloud covers a wide range of access control and device management functions, so it is likely to cut extraneous costs normally spent on managing any number of different platforms. 
  • Will JumpCloud help your organization with efficiency? JumpCloud can automate a number of functions for end users and IT admins alike, including user provisioning/deprovisioning of IT resources, password resets, and compliance activities.

Using the stipulations above, you can evaluate the numerical value JumpCloud can have for your organization as your leaders, users, and fellow admins transition to this new way of work.

More Resources to Help JumpCloud Get Approved

Feel free to reach out to one of our representatives for help on developing your business case. You can also find a number of resources to help calculate ROI, and blogs that include helpful buying information for CEOs.

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