OneLogin Protect vs. JumpCloud MFA

Written by Zach DeMeyer on February 16, 2020

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As more organizations are adopting multi-factor authentication (MFA) policies to protect their identities, they are examining several options on the market. One such comparison is OneLogin Protect vs. JumpCloud MFA.

The Effects of MFA

Before we dive into specifics, let’s talk about why MFA is an important feature to look for in an IAM platform. 

While passwords have long been the core of authentication, their power is waning significantly. As more security breaches hit mainstream organizations, stolen credentials are being proliferated across the far reaches of the internet.

Unfortunately, in order to make remembering passwords easier, many users opt to reuse their personal passwords for work accounts. So, if their credentials are one of the billions that have been compromised, there is a high possibility that the same set of credentials could be used to access work-related resources as well.

By using MFA, IT organizations can significantly cut down on the apparent risks of exposed credentials. For one, Symantec found that using MFA during logins could have prevented 80% of recent identity breaches. Google carried out a recent study on the effects of MFA, and found the following: 

Sourced from: Google Security Blog

Clearly, MFA (especially device-based MFA) is incredibly effective in regards to protecting user accounts from compromise. With that in mind, let’s compare OneLogin Protect vs. JumpCloud MFA.

Comparing OneLogin Protect vs. JumpCloud MFA

OneLogin Protect

OneLogin Protect is the IDaaS/web-application single sign-on (SSO) company’s proprietary MFA mobile application. End users can utilize the app for generating time-sensitive one-time passwords (TOTP) for MFA. These TOTP codes are then leveraged as the second form of authentication (which fall under the “On-device Prompt” in the chart above). The app also features a “one-touch” style authentication where users can simply Deny or Accept MFA requests. 

OneLogin’s MFA can be applied to the various cloud applications they authenticate to (or to select apps as organizations choose/see fit). Since they are first and foremost a web-app SSO product, OneLogin features connections with a wide range of applications and infrastructure solutions. Of course, IT organizations need to lock down as many attack vectors as possible. Apps and infrastructure are only a few of the angles that MFA can protect.


JumpCloud does not require any one specific app for generating TOTP tokens to use with MFA. Instead, JumpCloud enables organizations to choose the method they think is best—which could be Google Authenticator, Duo, or others. IT admins using JumpCloud can rest assured in the fact that they are not limited to solely one avenue for their MFA needs.

JumpCloud’s MFA capabilities extend to practically all of the resources that the cloud directory service manages. This means that IT admins can enforce MFA to systems (Windows, Mac, and Linux), applications, VPN, JumpCloud admin and user portals, and more for themselves and their end users. This level of MFA coverage is powerfully simple and widely effective for protecting as many attack vectors as possible.

An Ultimate Verdict

At the end of the day, as long as organizations are using a secondary form of authentication past traditional credential use, their identities should be more secure. JumpCloud’s MFA capabilities have a broad range of capabilities.

Beyond that, JumpCloud offers other key security features to an IT organization. An obvious one is fully-fledged identity and access management, which is a requisite for identity security. Others include features such as full disk encryption (FDE), all with the intent to help lock down your critical data and access to it.

Try JumpCloud MFA for Free

If you are interested in applying MFA across the broad span of resources in your organization, please consider evaluating JumpCloud’s MFA offering today. You can schedule a free, personalized demo of the product to see all that JumpCloud can do.

If you are more of the “active experience” type, you can also simply try JumpCloud out yourself, absolutely free. Your JumpCloud account gives you full rein over the product, with ten users included automatically. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

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