JumpCloud vs. Dashlane: Which Password Manager Is the Best Value?

Written by Kelsey Kinzer on February 21, 2024

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Organizations are increasingly adopting cloud-based technology and infrastructure, expanding the number of applications users need to access. Oversight and control over employee password policies gives organizations the ability to prevent password reuse and reduce user friction.

Password managers like JumpCloud and Dashlane provide security teams with the ability to enforce password policies and store complex passwords in secure vaults. IT professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) rely on them to mitigate credential-based attacks and improve operational security.

Choosing the right password manager can make a significant difference for your organization. Read on to find out which password manager has the features your team needs to achieve its security goals.

Overview of JumpCloud Password Manager

JumpCloud is a unified mobile device management platform that includes comprehensive password management features. Unlike a typical cloud-based password manager, it uses decentralized architecture to optimize the user experience without compromising operational security and leverages an open directory platform to unify identity and access management across multiple toolsets.

Some features that make JumpCloud’s Password Manager stand out include:

  • Decentralized architecture stores password vaults directly on local user devices, and encrypts and synchronizes them through the cloud.
  • No need for master passwords, enabling a passwordless user authentication experience.
  • Included device management features make it possible for organizations to deploy single sign-on (SSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), conditional access, and passwordless capabilities.

Overview of Dashlane

Dashlane is an industry leader in password management, giving IT administrators comprehensive visibility into user password policies. Administrators can revoke device access, scan for compromised accounts, and set up two-factor authentication (2FA) directly from the Dashlane console.

Here are some of Dashlane’s most important features:

  • Dark web monitoring allows security teams to detect and respond to compromised credentials leaked due to data breaches.
  • Includes a secure VPN ideal for encrypting user traffic from mobile endpoints using unsecured Wi-Fi connections.
  • Supports 2FA on a variety of devices.

Security and Encryption

Dashlane promotes itself as a zero-knowledge architecture solution, which means that no one — including Dashlane — has access to your credential data. Dashlane does provide security-minded features to its customers, and encrypts passwords directly on employee devices so they are less vulnerable to supply chain attacks. However, zero knowledge is not the same thing as Zero Trust. 

JumpCloud offers both a decentralized architecture and Zero Trust features to ensure the optimal combination of security and control. As an all-in-one IT management platform, it enables identity-based security policies which form the foundation of the Zero Trust model. JumpCloud’s more unified approach to password management allows the platform to comprehensively manage and secure users, access, and devices from a single cloud-based console.

Integration and Compatibility

Dashlane is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS and iOS, and Android. It supports most popular web browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. However, it won’t work in Linux environments. Additionally, Dashlane extensions come with limitations on certain platforms, most notably Apple Safari.

JumpCloud’s device-centric approach gives it improved compatibility with a variety of endpoints. It supports Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux. It supports all modern web browsers and fits neatly into the cloud-enabled tech stack of any modern organization. Onboarding new users and devices into JumpCloud is easy thanks to user group-based enrollment.

User Experience and Interface

Both JumpCloud and Dashlane are designed to reduce user friction, but they do so in different ways. Many IT leaders and system administrators find the Dashlane console easy to use, but limited in terms of configuration capabilities. There are also some complaints about unnecessary pop ups, clunky extension plugins, and difficulties with auto-populating passwords.

JumpCloud’s password manager is designed to maximize the capabilities of lean IT teams, with user-friendly tutorials and helpful customer support. Administrators have the ability to automate time-consuming mobile device management processes, while end users can enjoy seamless authentication that doesn’t disrupt their workflow.


Dashlane supports a modular web extension architecture that can potentially power a multi-tenant ecosystem, but it is not made for this purpose. Managed service providers can’t grant access to resources, networks, and endpoints to users across organizations and architectures through a centralized portal.

JumpCloud comes with a Multi-Tenant Portal (MTP) that provides unified visibility into every client organization connected to the service. This unlocks the power of scalability for MSPs that need to manage remote users and integrate with a variety of tools and platforms without increasing manual overhead. 


Pricing Options for Every Organization

Packages and A La Carte Pricing

Pricing and Plans

Dashlane’s pricing options reflect its scope as a pure password management solution. The platform advertises two tiers for business use cases, a Starter plan at $2 per user per month alongside a more comprehensive Business plan for $8 per user per month.

However, Dashlane’s Starter plan only covers the first 10 users. After this, you have to buy the more expensive plan. This makes it more like a paid trial than an actual professional service tier. It also requires you to manage an additional point solution in your environment, which leads to increased overhead.

JumpCloud is a complete identity management platform, and for as little as $6 per user per month, its Password Manager comes with a Cloud Directory that centralizes and secures user identities while openly integrating with other user stores such as Google Workspace, M365/Azure AD, or HRIS systems.

JumpCloud offers an unlimited number of password manager users through its a la carte pricing structure, and can be used to unify your IT tooling, reducing costs and administrative burden. You pay only for the features you need, and have the flexibility to integrate the platforms and protocols that make sense for your organization.

Try JumpCloud for Free

Discover the value of frictionless, secure access to IT assets and resources with best-in-class identity, access, and device management delivered through a modern, cloud-native console. Sign up for a free trial today to check out JumpCloud’s premium features for yourself.

Kelsey Kinzer

Kelsey is a passionate storyteller and Content Writer at JumpCloud. She is particularly inspired by the people who drive innovation in B2B tech. When away from her screen, you can find her climbing mountains and (unsuccessfully) trying to quit cold brew coffee.

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