JumpCloud Directory Platform

A cloud directory platform for secure access to resources

About JumpCloud Directory Platform

JumpCloud is an open directory platform for secure, frictionless access from any device to any resource, anywhere. JumpCloud’s mission is to Make Work Happen®, providing simple, secure access to corporate technology resources from any device, or any location. The JumpCloud Directory Platform gives IT, security operations, and DevOps a single, cloud-based solution to control and manage employee identities, their devices, and apply Zero Trust principles. JumpCloud has a global user base of more than 100,000 organizations, with over 3,000 customers including Cars.com, GoFundMe, Grab, ClassPass, Uplight, Beyond Finance, and Foursquare. JumpCloud is backed by BlackRock, General Atlantic, OpenView, and Foundry Group.

With tools to help centralize and simplify identity management, JumpCloud enables organizations to manage multiple systems from a single, browser-based admin console, regardless of their location. System management features help ensure that the various workstations, laptops, and servers (whether Windows, Mac, or Linux) within the environment are uniformly under control and compliant through a complete set of security tools. Organizations can provide user access across all system endpoints, manage permission settings, and enforce secure password policies.

Organizations are able to integrate their WiFi and VPN devices using JumpCloud’s RADIUS-as-a-Service to provide an additional method of authenticating users across services and clients. With the platform’s SAML 2.0 and LDAP-based Single Sign-On protocols, users can streamline authorization and authentication for both web and on-premises applications, including IT resources such as phone directories and printers. Group-based access controls can be associated to specific groups of individuals, and allow administrators to add or remove user access with a single click.

Pricing starting from:

US$3.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of JumpCloud Directory Platform

  • Securely manage and connect user identities to multiple IT resources including systems, applications, networks, and files, regardless of platform, protocol, provider, or location.

  • Eliminate the insecure practice of sharing passwords and SSIDs, and integrate WiFi and VPN appliances to leverage each users’ individual credentials and group membership for appropriate authorization.

  • Get access to system management capabilities from a single browser-based admin console. Enforce policies, execute ad-hoc scripts, authenticate users, and set password requirements.

  • Streamline authentication and authorization for web and on-premises applications with JumpCloud’s SAML 2.0 and LDAP protocols, including additional IT resources such as printers and phone directories.

  • Connect NAS appliances, Samba file servers, and cloud storage to JumpCloud’s virtual LDAP service to secure access to users' files, home directories, and other data assets.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany , India, Japan, Mexico, United States

    Supported Languages

    English

    Pricing starting from:

    US$3.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to JumpCloud Directory Platform

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    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - JumpCloud supports single sign-on to a selection of leading SaaS applications
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Manage an organization's fleets of Windows, Mac, and Linux workstations, laptops, and servers, regardless of their location
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Gain system management capabilities, all from one browser-based admin console
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Manage and control all of the organization's users via JumpCloud's SaaS-based dashboard
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Group-based access to Samba servers
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Import user accounts from O365 with JumpCloud’s Office 365 directory integration
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    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - JumpCloud supports single sign-on to a selection of leading SaaS applications
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Manage an organization's fleets of Windows, Mac, and Linux workstations, laptops, and servers, regardless of their location
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Gain system management capabilities, all from one browser-based admin console
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Manage and control all of the organization's users via JumpCloud's SaaS-based dashboard
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Group-based access to Samba servers
    JumpCloud Directory Platform Software - Import user accounts from O365 with JumpCloud’s Office 365 directory integration

    Features

    Total features of JumpCloud Directory Platform: 55

    • API
    • Access Certification
    • Access Control
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Access Management
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Monitoring
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Anomaly/Malware Detection
    • Application Access Control
    • Application Management
    • Application Security
    • Asset Lifecycle Management
    • Authentication
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Compliance Management
    • Credential Management
    • Dashboard
    • Data Security
    • Encrypted Password Storage
    • Endpoint Management
    • Endpoint Protection Software
    • Event Analysis
    • HIPAA Compliant
    • ISO Compliance
    • IT Asset Management
    • IT Reporting
    • Issue Auditing
    • Log Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Multi-Factor Authentication
    • Password Management
    • Patch Management
    • Policy Creation
    • Policy Management
    • Privileged Account Management
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Remediation Management
    • Remote Access Management
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Remote Monitoring & Management
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
    • Scheduling
    • Self Service Portal
    • Self-Service Access Request
    • Single Sign On
    • Third Party Integrations
    • Threat Intelligence
    • Threat Response
    • User Activity Monitoring
    • User Management
    • User Provisioning
    • Virtual Machine Monitoring

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5
    (190)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.4/5
    Ease of Use
    4.5/5
    Customer Support
    4.6/5

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    Diana
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Great LDAP solutions for small businesses

    Reviewed on 07/10/2019

    Small businesses that need to become more operational mature in handling their staff and managing...

    Small businesses that need to become more operational mature in handling their staff and managing users but maybe can't afford an on premise Windows server or want to keep everything in the cloud - this is where JumpCloud reigns supreme.

    Pros

    The price is probably number 1 thing i like! Free for under 10 users. A great way for me as an IT professional to help smaller businesses get onto a stable platform for properly managing their users and devices, with room to expand as their companies grow. Great integrations with other apps (we use Office365 for most clients). With JumpCloud a small company really doesn't need a Windows Active Directory server on premises any longer.

    Cons

    No customer service for the free licenses - I get why, but I don't have to like it. It would be less annoying if the knowledgebase was a bit streamlined better. Can be difficult to find How-To information. Usually the article is there but is not intuitive and easy to find.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Azure and Okta

    Reasons for Switching to JumpCloud Directory Platform

    Way more streamlined and easier to use then Azure Active Directory. Okta I hear is great for SSO but doesn't do what JumpCloud does when it comes to LDAP integrations, at least from what I could see.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Holistic And Neutral Solution For IAM And Device Management

    Reviewed on 25/04/2021

    JumpCloud is the only solution which can provide an authoritative directory, an IdP for SAML and...

    JumpCloud is the only solution which can provide an authoritative directory, an IdP for SAML and device management combined in a single unified SaaS-based solution. The neutral approach by serving well established standards such as LDAP, SAML and RADIUS for AuthN/AuthZ and having the capability to managed identities (user and their devices) and credentials including SSH-keys on devices is a true differentiator to competitive solutions. On top, JumpCloud's agent for devices enables broad and versatile capabilities to deploy software, configure endpoints and even use this for remediation purposes. Recently, extremely useful additional capabilities have further enabled the value of this solution. Broad insights about systems and the directory itself, consumable via UI and API's, not only helps IT admins in their daily operations, but also serves well for Information Security and GRC-related purposes such as auditing and compliance. Their API's have also enabled capabilities to better orchestrate and automate the on-/offboarding of users and their respective devices and gives good options to venture into ChatOps. New features related to MDM for macOS are now giving an opportunity to further simplify the overall management of the Apple-flee. Especially since macOS Big Sur, the stronger focus on MDM is another enabler.

    Pros

    The most important benegit, as highlighted above, is that there is no reliance on any on-premise or self-hosted directory infrastructure. A cloud-native solutions such as JumpCloud allows to operate efficiently without being forced to configure, maintain, operate and secure a footprint-heavy stack.

    Cons

    Until now, MFA is limited compared to other players in the field like Cisco Duo. More options, such as Push-MFA or even QR-codes to be used as multiple factors during authentication across devices and protocols, including LDAP/RADIUS, would further enable leaner footprints and higher efficiency.

    Alternatives Considered

    Azure Active Directory, OneLogin and Okta

    Reasons for Switching to JumpCloud Directory Platform

    Not depending on Active Directory as an authoritative directory, flexible in terms of Operating Systems, built on standards such as LDAP, RADIUS and SAML, Endpoints are covered as well without the need for additional solutions in the first place, pricing-model and close-looped support.
    Danny
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 1.0 /10

    Works well until it doesn't, then it'll take a long time to get right.

    Reviewed on 02/11/2021

    Pros

    Seamless, Platform agnostic SSO and User account management. Cloud LDAP Sync to MS and Google. Does what it says on the tin, Managing Admin and User access is a breeze as is tracking our company assets while working from home. Highly portable (our workforce all WFH as primary place of work since Covid).

    Cons

    Mac installer is a bit temperamental. Console on mobile is not responsive.
    Clears saved payment details without warning.
    Customer Service takes ages (no international support outside US business hours), we had our account suspended and it took over 5 days to get access to our businesses IT SSO.

    Reasons for Switching to JumpCloud Directory Platform

    Fulfilled the MDM and SSO requirements of the business
    Emily
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Great security product

    Reviewed on 20/09/2022

    Pros

    Good support team, constant updates and excellent user management

    Cons

    Not always easy to authenticate - authenticator needs to be downloaded as a seperate app, and sometimes it expires within seconds even though you have just tried to log in utilizing it. Won't always integrate with "competitors" such as rippling...

    Chris
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Everything I Need, Without the Aggravation of AD

    Reviewed on 09/09/2019

    I have been very happy with JumpCloud. I used to run an ActiveDirectory system for the small amount...

    I have been very happy with JumpCloud. I used to run an ActiveDirectory system for the small amount of users I have, and AD is so old, clunky, and often overkill. This is a lightweight solution that can allow you to manage your organization with ease using users, groups, and policies. Setting up a user in another state is just a click away on the panel.

    Pros

    Very simple, quick package install that takes seconds. I love that the agent runs as service with a tiny footprint. You make changes using the web console, and they propagate down within a minute. Password syncing is not an issue. Just as if you were using AD, password syncing works fast. I loved how easy it was to setup RADIUS for wireless. I had it up and running within a couple of minutes. Agent installation on our machines was either done by a small installer, or in the case of Linux, a simple copy-and-paste command pasted into the terminal.

    Cons

    No mobile app yet. I am hoping this will change in the future so I can make changes without having to log into the browser.

    Alternatives Considered

    Microsoft Azure

    Reasons for Choosing JumpCloud Directory Platform

    AD is a pain to manage, and did not allow syncing without using a VPN. The most important thing was the cross-platform support. They support Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    Reasons for Switching to JumpCloud Directory Platform

    Currently not an Azure customer, and Azure did not support Linux. I love the ease of use and not having to concern myself with maintaining infrastructure anymore.
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    JumpCloud Directory Platform offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$3.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Entry level: $2/user For complete pricing please visit: https://jumpcloud.com/pricing

    JumpCloud Directory Platform has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

    JumpCloud Directory Platform supports the following languages:

    English

    JumpCloud Directory Platform supports the following devices:

    JumpCloud Directory Platform integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox Business, GitHub, Google Workspace, Marketo Engage, Microsoft 365, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, VMware AirWatch

    JumpCloud Directory Platform offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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