Rajat Bhargava in NYT: Security in the Cloud

Written by Rajat Bhargava on June 12, 2014

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The New York Times just published an article about how the cloud is creating greater security issues for firms, and our CEO, Rajat Bhargava, was quoted talking about passwords, network security, and how encrypting data is no longer an option, but a necessity for companies.

“There’s no more debate,” said Rajat Bhargava, co-founder of JumpCloud®, a cloud security start-up. “When you don’t own the network, it’s open to the rest of the world, and you don’t control the layers of the stack, the cloud — by definition — is more insecure than storing data on premises.”

In her article, Nicole Perlroth and security experts said “businesses would be wise to monitor where login requests are coming from,” in order to catch breaches or compromised accounts.

Although it’s very difficult to protect servers, it’s a must do for all organizations. At JumpCloud, we really want to stress the importance of secure authentication, patching, and monitoring your outbound Internet traffic. These tactics could prevent massive breaches, such as eBay’s and Target’s.

JumpCloud Addresses Security Concerns

JumpCloud’s SaaS-based Directory-as-a-Service® platform helps organizations protect their user identities and connects them to their IT resources – systems, applications, and networks. JumpCloud’s cloud based directory service is a core tool that IT admins can use to protect their organization against a breach through a central user management platform, virtual LDAP solution, True SSO™ functionality, and WiFi authentication among many other capabilities. To learn more about how JumpCloud can be used to protect your organization, drop us a note. Or, please feel free to give Directory-as-a-Service a try. Your first 10 users are free forever.

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