Boulder, Colo. – July 20, 2015 – JumpCloud®, the first Directory-as-a-Service® company, today announced the integration of G Suite™ into its cloud-based directory, enabling the more than 5 million organizations currently utilizing G Suite to easily and securely control and manage connections between users and their devices, applications, and networks. Traditionally, G Suite has not functioned as a directory service, forcing IT administrators to either manually manage access control or utilize on-premises software such as Microsoft’s Active Directory® (AD).
JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS) simplifies reusing an employee’s Google credentials to access corporate IT resources, eliminating the need to manage multiple versions of a user’s identity. As it is, many IT administrators struggle to extend their user identities to the rest of their IT infrastructure. With JumpCloud, employees can now use a G Suite username and password to log in to their company’s WiFi networks, applications, servers, and computer desktops (Windows®, Mac®, and Linux). Through a simple import, JumpCloud seamlessly centralizes and merges G Suite user accounts under a single, cloud-based directory that requires no additional hardware or software, eliminating the need for on-premises infrastructure. This simplifies IT maintenance and management while dramatically increasing security and control.
“Centralizing our users’ Google accounts under JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service couldn’t have been easier,” said Brendan Lutz, director of information systems at Blue Apron. “Their hands-on support has been stellar from start to finish. Our employees are gaining a secure and seamless connection between our cloud services, their computers, and our entire network without any interruption.”
“Organizations and employees are increasingly relying on cloud-based applications, such as G Suite, for business use,” said Eric Ogren, analyst at the Ogren Group. “It just seems pragmatic that enterprises consider a cloud-based directory service to enable the compelling cost savings and ease of use of the cloud without sacrificing security. Extending enterprise identity management into the cloud permits the organization to efficiently get employees up and running, and later de-provision to remove back-door access, without managing a cumbersome infrastructure.”
JumpCloud’s G Suite integration allows IT admins to avoid storing users in multiple locations or within other on-premises identity and access management (IAM) infrastructure, such as Microsoft’s Active Directory or LDAP. JumpCloud leverages the cloud to store one username and password – a true single identity leveraged across the entire organization.
“G Suite is powering a new generation of companies leveraging the cloud,” commented Rajat Bhargava, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of JumpCloud. “Through cloud-based solutions, organizations are finding it easier than ever to collaborate while minimizing IT expense and management. But, they also realize that as they scale, managing user access and control over IT resources becomes increasingly complex. JumpCloud offers a cost-effective, turnkey solution to securely manage that complexity while also keeping companies in the cloud.”
JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service now provides the following key capabilities to support G Suite:
- Import of G Suite accounts to access other IT resources, such as the network, VPN, and WiFi access, as well as Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux system logins
- Application access and account provisioning through LDAP, RADIUS, REST, SSH, and more
- A completely cloud-based platform without the need for a domain controller or other appliance
- The ability for employees to update their own information, reducing workload on IT staff
- Continuous synchronization directly with G Suite without any additional hardware or software
JumpCloud’s G Suite User Provisioning and Sync utility is now available. Try JumpCloud’s cloud-based directory with ten users free forever at jumpcloud.com.
JumpCloud, the first Directory-as-a-Service platform, is Active Directory® and LDAP reimagined. JumpCloud securely manages and connects user identities to their systems, applications, data, and networks. Get started with JumpCloud’s cloud-based directory service at jumpcloud.com.