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Automated Windows User Management Leaps Forward with JumpCloud

JumpCloud™, 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 Windows servers.

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®. Key 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 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.

About JumpCloud

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-based offering, JumpCloud installs in seconds and deploys on physical, virtual, or cloud servers. For more information visit JumpCloud.com.

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