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Don’t treat Macs, Linux devices, and IT applications as second-class citizens in your network. Control and manage them fully with DaaS. 

Securely connecting your cloud server infrastructure to your directory can be challenging with AD or LDAP. DaaS natively manages your IaaS.

Off-load the management of your directory hardware and software. Run directory services as a SaaS application.

Replace Microsoft® Active Directory®

You’ve outgrown Active Directory. That’s ok. Active Directory is a nearly 20-year-old technology built for homogenous Windows networks with everything on-premises.

Today’s modern IT infrastructure looks very different than even 10 years ago. Your employees are working on a variety of operating systems: Windows, macOS, and Linux. They work via WiFi in remote offices, home offices, and on the road. Infrastructure is moving to the cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and many more) and organizations are adopting more SaaS solutions such as Salesforce, Box, Webex, GitHub, Slack, and even replacing the ubiquitous Microsoft Office Suite with G Suite or Office 365. All of this change has made it difficult for Active Directory to keep up, and as time continues to pass it creates more challenges and requires more workarounds. This process is forcing IT admins to do more of the work, taking time out of their day that could be spent on other tasks more important to the company. Admins shouldn’t be covering for their directory service, they should be liberated by it. It’s time to make the leap to a cloud identity management platform: JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service®.

JumpCloud replaces Activity Directory with centralized identity management – all from the cloud. JumpCloud authenticates, authorizes, and manages employee identities with their machines, applications (cloud and on-premises), data and files, and wired or WiFi networks. IT administrators have complete control over a wide variety of IT resources while dramatically improving security. Three of the key features are the ability to manage Windows, Mac, and Linux users and systems, True Single Sign-On™, and improved security.

Manage Windows, Mac, and Linux Users & Systems

You have unmanaged Mac and Linux systems compromising your network security, and it doesn’t have to be that way. JumpCloud’s user management capabilities help IT administrators enable employee access regardless of the operating system platform. Administrators can also ensure machines are secure and in compliance with policies. With JumpCloud you can execute commands and set policies remotely on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems. The concept is similar to GPOs in AD parlance, but with cross platform functionality. Let your employees use the machines they want, wherever they want, knowing you have full control. Read more.

True Single Sign-On™

In Windows networks, Active Directory authenticates logins to the domain, providing access to systems, servers, and applications. This a perfect solution for legacy Windows networks that exist entirely on-premises. JumpCloud’s True Single Sign-On™ is taking direct aim at the problem of enabling centralized user access to heterogeneous IT resources whether in the cloud, on-premises, or remote.

JumpCloud connects users to the IT resources they need regardless of platform, protocol, provider, or location with the user’s set of core credentials. JumpCloud supports a number of authentication protocols such as LDAP, SAML, RADIUS, SSH, as well as JumpCloud’s REST API. It also tightly integrates with G Suite and Office 365Read More.

Improved Security

Unmanaged machines, weak passwords, and shared passwords turn your IT infrastructure into a hacker’s paradise. JumpCloud’s multiple layers of security allow you to enforce best practices such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), password management, and unique network access – all with one set of secure credentials.

Multi-Factor Authentication

JumpCloud integrates multi-factor authentication (MFA or 2FA) into the JumpCloud web console, as well as at the system level. With MFA enabled, your users will need to provide their MFA token at login for their Mac or Linux system, or the JumpCloud console, using the one-time password generator of their choice: Google Authenticator, Duo for Mobile, or any other TOTP code generator. Read more.

Password Management

JumpCloud’s Password Complexity Builder makes it exponentially harder for hackers to crack user passwords by ensuring that your employees are utilizing passwords that meet or exceed your organization’s security requirements. Directory-as-a-Service helps ensure your employees are not reusing their passwords and protects your resources against brute-force attacks. Read more.

Unique Network Access

A shared SSID and passphrase are not secure. Lock down your WiFi network with JumpCloud’s RADIUS-as-a Service (RaaS) by uniquely authenticating each user. Cloud RADIUS provides you with pre-built, pre-configured, and fully managed and maintained virtual FreeRADIUS servers. Simply point your WiFi access points, VPNs, or other network devices to JumpCloud’s virtual RADIUS service. Read more.

Move to a Cloud Identity Management Platform

Don’t settle for having to deal with all of the challenges and workarounds of a legacy directory service like Active Directory. Try out JumpCloud’s Directory-as-a-Service by clicking on the button below instead, and see how much easier a cloud directory can be. If you have any questions about our cloud-based directory, or if you would like to learn more, you can contact us here or you can find information in our technical data sheet.

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