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June ’20 Newsletter



Welcome to JumpCloud’s June Newsletter. 

Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • Directory Insights™: Who/What/When/Where/How Visibility
  • MDM Update: macOS® Enrollment Policy
  • User Self-Registration of U2F Security Keys
  • Windows® Policy Updates
  • Support Remote Work with System Insights™
  • Other Things You Should Know
  • Upcoming Webinars

Find a more technical breakdown of our recent releases in our June release notes. You can also engage with us and the JumpCloud community by joining an upcoming Office Hours event and by joining our public Slack workspace, the JumpCloud Lounge.

Directory Insights: Who/What/When/Where/How Visibility

Gain 360° visibility across user access activity in JumpCloud with Directory Insights! This new premium feature shows all events for admin/user activities and access across JumpCloud-managed resources and endpoints, letting you see every change to passwords, access, group membership, and more in JumpCloud.

Access event logs in Directory Insights’ Activity Log UI, API, and PowerShell Module. You can easily save your data as CSV or JSON, or put it into a SIEM or other analytics tool in your environment, to handle auditing, investigate incidents, and monitor activity (without the hassle of patchworking data together from disparate point solutions!). Learn more by reading the blog by Directory Insights Product Manager Paul Nguyen.

Directory Insights is included with all JumpCloud free accounts, so if you don’t have one, you can try the product now by signing up, or contact our team to schedule a demo.
To see Directory Insights in action, watch the video above and join us at this week’s Office Hours, Friday, June 26, at 11:30 ET, where members of the team that built Directory Insights and System Insights will talk best practices, use cases, and field your how-to questions.

MDM Update: macOS Enrollment Policy

Enroll all your macOS systems in a few clicks and easily migrate systems to JumpCloud MDM with our new macOS MDM enrollment policy! Use this policy to remotely enroll Mac systems in JumpCloud’s MDM by installing the JumpCloud enrollment profile on targeted systems across your organization. The policy lets you seamlessly shift devices from existing MDM profiles to consolidate your tech stack and use JumpCloud’s MDM offering, included at no cost with JumpCloud system management, in the all-in-one cloud directory services platform. Once systems are enrolled, you can execute security commands to lock, restart, shut down, or wipe Macs, wherever they are online.

Note: To use this policy, you must first configure your JumpCloud organization for MDM.

User Registration for U2F Security Keys

JumpCloud admins have more multi-factor authentication options: Your end users can self-register universal second factor (U2F) security keys like Yubikey, Google Titan, or integrated biometric scanners, like Windows Hello and Mac Touch ID. Simply enable self-registration from the Admin Portal, dropship users a key or allow them to use their system’s embedded biometric scanner, and they can set it up with no admin intervention thanks to JumpCloud’s newly expanded WebAuthn functionality.

Windows Policy Updates

Here are two new Policies to apply to remote Windows OS:

  • Software Restrictions: Choose which apps employees may use, and prevent unapproved and potentially unsafe apps from running on users’ systems.
  • Browser Management: Control Chrome and Firefox browser behavior to avoid security risks and block native password managers to standardize employee browser experience.

Support Remote Work with System Insights 

Monitor remote systems with the latest System Insights network and security data in the feature’s expanding capabilities:

  • Authorized keys
  • Application compatibility shims
  • DNS resolvers
  • WiFi networks/status
  • Connectivity 
  • Windows security products
  • Firewall exceptions

Upcoming Webinars

Choosing, Implementing, and Operating an All-in-One Cloud Directory

July 9, 9:00 am ET

Justin Price, IT manager at real estate firm Chase International, needed to select and implement his company’s first-ever directory during a global pandemic. Join to hear Justin discuss the features that were essential in an IAM solution, how he got up and running with JumpCloud to manage a workforce that was both in the office and remote, and what features he uses in his day-to-day IT operations with JumpCloud’s platform at the intersection of directory, identity, and device.

End-to-End User Management Tips 

July 22, 11:30 am ET

Ryan Bacon and Noah Rosen know Directory-as-a-Service better than anybody; after all, they’re our internal IT team! Attend this webinar to learn the tips and tricks they use to manage user identities and automate resource access (and, how their influence has shaped JumpCloud’s product!).

Other Things You Should Know:

  • Linux Mint Cinnamon Support: The popular Linux workstation flavor Mint 19 Cinnamon is now a supported operating system within JumpCloud.
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  • JumpCloud University, Live 7/1: Learn from your desk with JumpCloud University™, our upcoming one-stop education hub. Starting July 1, you’ll find options for every learning style: interactive courses, tutorial videos, guided simulations, and webinars (no tuition required!).
  • See User Installed Systems in the Admin Console: Remote user management just got easier for admins. When an employee installs the JumpCloud Agent and their new system connects to your JumpCloud Organization, you can now see them at the top of the Admin Console’s Systems menu in a new section, “User Installed Systems.Learn More>

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