How JumpCloud helps businesses adopt zero-trust models

JumpCloud is helping customers handle all of a company’s identity and access management needs in one place, with secure access to devices

Founded in 2012, JumpCloud is an open directory platform offering secure access from any device to any resource, anywhere.

Since JumpCloud’s initial seed funding and launch of the product, the company has raised more than US$400mn from investors including Sapphire Ventures, General Atlantic, Sands Capital, Atlassian, and CrowdStrike. It is on a mission is to ‘Make Work Happen,’ providing simple, secure access to corporate technology resources from any device, or any location. 

The JumpCloud Directory Platform helps IT teams by centralising management of user identities and devices, enabling small and medium-sized enterprises to adopt Zero Trust security models. The company has a global user base of more than 150,000 organisations, with more than 5,000 paying customers including Cars.com, GoFundMe, Grab, ClassPass, Uplight, Beyond Finance, and Foursquare. 
 

A recognised leader in the cyber security industry

The Globee Awards, organisers of the world’s premier business awards programmes and business ranking lists, has recently named JumpCloud Protect a winner in the 18th Annual 2022 Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards

These awards recognise cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ‘groundbreaking’ products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. More than 55 judges from around the world representing a wide spectrum of industry experts participated in the judging process.

This recognition comes only weeks after the company announced winning gold in three categories of the 2022 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards; Multi-Factor Authentication, Secure Remote Access, and Policy and User Management, and inclusion in G2’s 2022 Best Software Awards.

“The average IT admin at a small to midsize enterprise is outnumbered 100 employees to one admin,” said Greg Keller, chief technology officer and co-founder of JumpCloud. “That translates to a lot of requests and many tools to keep their employees productive. JumpCloud Protect, our solution for one-tap employee multi-factor authentication, is part of JumpCloud’s full platform that handles all of a company’s identity and access management needs, all from a single pane of glass. The JumpCloud Directory Platform is the IT admin’s backbone, and we’re honored to have been recognised for the value JumpCloud Protect and our directory platform at large brings to over 150,000 organisations every day.”

Introducing patch management 

Patch Management is a critical pillar of cyber defence, yet many organisations still struggle with patching in a remote or hybrid work environment. This is due to the lack of visibility into user devices, the frequency of new patches introduced by software vendors, and the need to leverage multiple solutions and complicated workflows to manage patching across multiple operating systems (OS). 

Earlier this year, JumpCloud announced the addition of Patch Management to its cloud directory platform. The new offering extends the JumpCloud Directory Platform to help small to midsize enterprise (SME) IT admins have greater insight into system vulnerabilities, allows them to deploy automated patch updates, and strengthens their overall device security posture. 

JumpCloud Patch Management gives IT admins the power to create schedules, report on operating system patches and versions, see patch versions across their remote fleet, managing both Mac and Windows updates and patches from the JumpCloud console — easily, quickly, and with the latest security.

 

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