November ’20 Newsletter

Written by JumpCloud on November 3, 2020

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Welcome to JumpCloud’s November Newsletter.

Join a Fireside Chat

JumpCloud CEO Rajat Bhargava and CTO Greg Keller are hosting fireside chats throughout November and December to share JumpCloud’s product vision and highlight exciting investment areas on the 2021 product roadmap. We encourage all customers to participate in these interactive sessions to learn more about how JumpCloud will support your future needs and provide feedback.

New Funding Drives More Product Investment

JumpCloud’s recent $75 million in funding brings our total investment to $165M. What does that mean for you? New product features and deeper capabilities in existing functionality. 2021 will include a focus on advancements that support a Zero Trust security model by providing secure, frictionless user access to corporate IT resources through a trusted identity, trusted device, and trusted network.

Learn more about how the JumpCloud Directory Platform can enable Zero Trust security in your organization in our upcoming webinar on December 17 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Coming Soon: Windows MDM & macOS Zero-Touch Enrollment

Keeping data safe is one of IT’s biggest challenges. JumpCloud is committed to making it easier for Admins to securely manage devices regardless of OS. We are adding significant new functionality to the JumpCloud platform, including Windows MDM and macOS zero-touch enrollment for instant employee productivity as soon as they unbox their Mac. 

Learn more about JumpCloud’s rapidly expanding device management functionality and get an early look at the new features coming soon by attending JumpCloud’s product roadmap webinar on December 8 at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Coming Soon: Force User Password Change at Login

To simplify user experience, reduce the risk of account lockout, and ensure compliance, JumpCloud will soon ship updates to support the forced change of user passwords upon logon. Admins can either explicitly force a user to change their password upon a next login to their User Portal or macOS or Windows device, or automatically force them to do so when their password expires.

Support macOS Big Sur with MDM

JumpCloud MDM supports macOS Big Sur, Apple’s major new OS released November 12. With JumpCloud, you can secure and manage all of your organization’s Macs through the Apple MDM protocol, as well as use Policies to control upgrading Apple devices to Big Sur when you’re ready.

Upcoming Webinars

  • JumpCloud’s Product Roadmap Webinar: An Exclusive Look at Q4 2020-H1 2021
    Speakers: Bill Mrochek and Leia Schultz
    December 8, 2020 @ 11:30 a.m. (EST)
    Attend the Webinar
  • Breaking the Perimeter: Building Zero Trust Security with JumpCloud
    Speakers: Greg Keller and Amy Krishnamohan
    December 17, 2020 @ 11:30 a.m. (EST)
    Join the Webinar

Other Things You Should Know

  • Manage Software on Windows Devices: Remotely distribute and install software on Windows devices from your Admin Portal with the new Software Management feature. Learn more by watching last week’s Office Hours about Windows management, or by reading this blog. Check Out Windows Software Management>
  • More Identity Management Connectors: Choose from even more SCIM connectors to streamline and automate user lifecycle management for apps like Keeper, GitHub, Zoom, Snowflake, and more! Learn About JumpCloud SCIM>
  • Use Existing Local Account Names to Take Over Devices: Quickly take over existing local user accounts on devices to manage them through JumpCloud and streamline onboarding regardless of where end users are working. See How it Works>
  • Coming Soon: Display Your Logo in the User Portal: You can customize the User Portal with your organization’s logo to improve your end users’ experience and recognition of key assets. If you add a logo in your Admin Portal, it will display in both JumpCloud-related email communications and User Portals. Learn More>

Find a more technical breakdown of our recent releases in our November release notes.

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