|[March 12, 2014]
Automated Windows User Management Leaps Forward with JumpCloud
BOULDER, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
the leading automated server management tool for DevOps and IT pros,
today announced that its best-in-class user management functionality now
supports the Windows server platform. JumpCloud's automated server
management solution provides user management, patch management,
security, and compliance capabilities for cloud, virtual, and/or
on-premises servers. With the addition of Windows support, DevOps and IT
admins can now manage all of their users across all types of servers
from one platform. Organizations can try
JumpCloud for free for 30-days on an unlimited number of Linux or
JumpCloud now supports Windows Server® 2008 and 2012 through its user
management functionality. Now, Windows-based cloud servers can be easily
managed without the need for Active Directory®. ey functionality in its
Linux version is now available for Windows including management of
users, creation of server and user groups, password and key rotation,
and enforcement of password complexity. JumpCloud seamlessly integrates
into the Windows login flow and does not add steps or change the process.
JumpCloud's user management process includes not only managing users,
but ensuring that only the right people are accessing the system.
JumpCloud alerts on first time access and access from different
locations. JumpCloud also tracks brute force attempts against the
Windows server to allow IT admins to ensure that devices have not been
compromised. JumpCloud's user management functionality ensures that the
right people have the right access to your Linux and Windows servers.
"Windows servers represent a significant share of market, both
on-premise and in the cloud, and for most organizations managing
administrative accounts on cloud servers is a manual process," said
Derek Brink, vice president and research fellow for Aberdeen (News - Alert) Group, A
Harte Hanks Company. "Automating user management processes across both
on-premise and cloud servers - regardless of operating system - is
invaluable, and Windows shops can now leverage the JumpCloud service."
"Windows support has been one of our most popular requests. Centrally
managing administrative access across multiple platforms whether in the
cloud or on-premises is a challenge as many DevOps and IT admins know,"
said Rajat Bhargava, CEO, JumpCloud. "With our latest release, JumpCloud
solves a significant problem for admins managing Windows, as well as
mixed OS environments and servers. They can now manage users in one spot
through a powerful tool."
JumpCloud's Windows support is available immediately. To try JumpCloud
for free, sign-up at www.jumpcloud.com.
JumpCloud automates manual, tedious server management tasks from the
cloud for DevOps and IT pros. Complementary to and integrated with Chef
and Puppet, JumpCloud picks up where they leave off by automating
management of users, patches, security, and compliance. JumpCloud
returns days to DevOps and IT admins' lives while increasing security.
An automated SaaS (News - Alert)-based offering, JumpCloud installs in seconds and
deploys on physical, virtual, or cloud servers. For more information
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