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JumpCloud Delivers Powerful New Features for Google Workspace and Google Cloud Customers

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JumpCloud Inc. announced new features to help Google Workspace and Google Cloud customers get even more out of their JumpCloud on Google use. The new features deliver enhanced security, greater IT admin efficiency, and an easier experience for both IT teams and end users.

Three features in particular are designed specifically to help Google Cloud and Google Workspace customers:

  • Passwordless access capabilities through JumpCloud GoTM that use biometrics for greater ease of use and provide phishing resistance.
  • Identity federation so customers can easily add device management to their environment using their Google Workspace credentials.
  • Temporary Elevated Device Privileges that make it easy for organizations to secure their environment with least privilege access to their JumpCloud managed devices.

Today’s product announcements build on a year of JumpCloud momentum around the Google Cloud ecosystem. JumpCloud announced its strategic partnership with Google Workspace in April 2023. In the year since, the partnership has expanded around the world to 28 Google Cloud partners, including industry heavyweights like Cloud Office, Devoteam, DigiCloud, SADA (recently acquired by Insight), and Shivaami.

“Managing users, devices, and resources using complementary, best-of-breed solutions is critical to protect against threat vectors targeting organizations,” said John Veltri, managing director of workspace and collaboration, SADA. “With its new capabilities, JumpCloud with Google Workspace will further enhance how organizations deliver secure, frictionless access to users while improving their cybersecurity posture.”

“Tool sprawl increases complexity and creates an enormous burden for IT admins, putting their organizations at significant risk,” said Greg Armanini, vice president of product management, JumpCloud. “JumpCloud and Google Workspace together deliver a comprehensive solution across device, identity, and access management, while also giving IT teams the freedom to add industry leading tools that best fit their deployment’s needs.”

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Product Details

New Passwordless Access to Google Cloud Assets with JumpCloud Go
With JumpCloud Go, IT admins can deliver passwordless access to Google Cloud resources and Google Workspace instances using the biometrics built into users’ devices. This reduces login fatigue through a phishing-resistant solution that secures access to an organization’s most sensitive assets.

Key capabilities include:

  • Increased user productivity and security by leveraging device biometric authenticators, such as Apple Touch ID or Windows Hello, combined with JumpCloud Go to overcome traditional password or multi-factor authentication (MFA) challenges.
  • Phishing-resistant authentication by issuing access only after requests are cryptographically verified, reducing the potential attack surface for phishing.

New Federated Identity Capabilities

JumpCloud’s external identity federation allows Google Workspace admins to automate end-to-end user login workflows to reduce authentication complexity, support costs, and increase security all from one pane of glass. End users can now authenticate with their Google Workspace credentials across devices, networks, and IT resources for a consistent user experience.

Key capabilities include:

  • Configuring Google Workspace as a federated identity provider for user authentication to the JumpCloud user portal and managed devices.
  • Federated device self-service account provisioning that allows users to sign in with their Google Workspace login credentials to authorize a new local device account.
  • Federated Mac automated device enrollment to enable users to automatically enroll devices into JumpCloud mobile device management (MDM) during the device out-of-box experience with their local device account authorization.
  • Federated local password reset that allows users to reset their device password using their Google Workspace account without IT intervention.

New Temporary Elevated Device Privileges

Through JumpCloud, Google Workspace admins can elevate and automatically remove users’ permissions on a device for a specific time frame to deliver just-in-time device access. This simplifies and further enhances an organization’s ability to enforce the concept of least privileges across their managed devices by allowing admins to limit user permissions by default.

Key capabilities include:

  • Automated elevated user privilege and privilege expiration for users on their devices on an as-needed basis.
  • Temporary local administrator rights with privileges to install software, run scripts or change environmental settings.
  • Data insight events that capture all the relevant activity logs for auditing, troubleshooting, and meeting a company’s compliance requirements.

Source: GlobeNewsWire


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