“AD doesn't seem to be working anymore for a lot of our customers. [JumpCloud] offers a cloud-based directory service that provides users with a single identity across all of the disparate resources we now find in today’s IT environments.”Gamatech Limited
Replace Active Directory With Directory-as-a-Service
Eliminate the cost, frustration, and security risks associated with running Active Directory® and its requisite add-ons. Directory-as-a-Service® replaces AD with all-in-one access control and device management in the cloud, securely connecting your users to virtually all of their IT resources with a single identity and zero on-prem hardware.Sign Up for a Free Trial
Directory Services for Modern IT Environments
IT infrastructure has evolved in the last 20 years. Active Directory (AD) wasn’t built for companies using a variety of operating systems (Windows®, macOS®, and Linux®), WiFi/VPNs, and SaaS apps like Jira, Salesforce, GitHub, and Slack. Add in AWS® cloud infrastructure and the need to implement and demonstrate modern security baselines across your entire heterogeneous environment, and the value of an AD alternative becomes clear. Directory-as-a-Service (DaaS) was built for IT admins to govern virtually all types of IT resources, both on-prem and in the cloud, in our rapidly changing world.
Manage Your Entire IT Infrastructure
In its prime, AD offered comprehensive access control and device management for Windows-centric environments, wrapped in the security of the domain. Users enjoyed a true single sign-on experience, accessing all their IT resources with one set of AD credentials. Restore that level of convenience and control over a modern domainless environment by replacing AD with Directory-as-a-Service.
Comprehensive Identity & Device Security
Dramatically step up security across your entire environment from one web console. Toggle on multi-factor authentication (MFA/2FA) for Mac, Windows, & Linux systems, VPNs, web applications, and more. Combat browser-based phishing attacks by enabling password updates at the OS level that propagate to virtually all IT resources.
Delivered as a Service
Born in the cloud, DaaS offers the power of a complete directory service without the hassles of on-prem configuration and maintenance. Redundancy and high availability are built into the platform, providing peace of mind and consolidating IAM infrastructure into a single, easily forecasted operational expense.
Analysis: Modernizing Identity Security
Many IT teams and company executives assume that the problem of secure IAM has been solved. And for many existing organizations, it was solved with Active Directory, but it’s not anymore. It’s time to take a hard look in the mirror and assess the true state of your IAM. Learn more about the modern security challenges facing AD environments and how to solve them with an alternative cloud directory service:
Blog Post: 11 Opportunities to Migrate Off Active Directory
For some organizations, replacing Active Directory is like replacing a car’s engine — it can’t be done while you’re cruising down the highway. But just as vehicles need to pull off for gas and maintenance from time to time, convenient opportunities to migrate from on-prem servers to a modern cloud directory service sometimes emerge. For many organizations, that opportunity is now as the world has shifted to embrace remote work. Learn more about timing your transition away from AD:
Manage Your New Identity Infrastructure With PowerShell
Already leveraging PowerShell to automate admin tasks in your Windows domain environment? With JumpCloud in place of Active Directory, you can use PowerShell to manage your entire identity infrastructure including access to Mac, Windows, and Linux systems, web and on-prem applications, WiFi and VPN networks, cloud servers, and more. Learn more about automating your IAM workflows with our PowerShell module: