JumpCloud Joins AWS Program to Automate Server Security

JumpCloud Joins AWS Program to Automate Server Security

JumpCloud, a provider of management and security tools for devops and IT professionals, has joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Network to provide AWS users with a SaaS-based server security offering.

Cloud server security company JumpCloud is taking its technology to Amazon (AMZN) Web Services. The company has joined the AWS Partner Network, which will put it in the position to provide automated server ops, user management and security for devops and IT professionals using AWS.

According to JumpCloud, the automated SaaS offering installs in seconds and immediately starts protecting servers. The solution JumpCloud is aiming to provide AWS users? The company noted that many AWS customers mistakenly believe security and patches are part of the AWS cloud subscription, but third-party cloud services are required to get them and automate them.

"JumpCloud frees devops and IT admins from getting mired down in ops and security issues so that they can continue innovating," said David Campbell, co-founder of JumpCloud, in a prepared statement. "JumpCloud is the sys-admin automation tool that AWS users have been waiting for—no more time is spent manually managing users, reviewing admin activity and patching systems. JumpCloud automates all of those tasks for them."

For solutions and cloud providers on AWS, the goal of JumpCloud is to automate many of the manual and tedious processes around server administration. It offers customers data on server speed and efficiency, what users are on the servers and what they are doing, whether servers are configured properly and up-to-date on patching, and whether servers have been compromised.

Although JumpCloud will be of use to enterprises using AWS, it also likely will play a role with other AWS partners who want to provide their customers with automated security and patching. This could be a time-saver, as well as a value-add for automating management, configuration and security processes.

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