Microsoft® is making a dramatic push in identity and Windows system management with their new IT tools based in Azure®. Two solutions being considered, especially among MSPs, are Azure Active Directory® and Intune™. Another identity management tool making a stir in the market is JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service®. As IT organizations consider cloud-based IT management tools, they are comparing JumpCloud vs Azure AD and Intune as their preferred identity and system management option.
Comparing JumpCloud® vs Azure® AD and Intune™
It’s a sound comparison to make, as it only makes sense for IT organizations to evaluate all of their cloud-based identity management options. Put simply, the comparison between JumpCloud and Azure AD and Intune is really about what platforms your organization leverages. Deciding between the two solution options boils down to your IT shop’s needs.
If you are an all-Windows® network, already leveraging Azure along with Active Directory® on-prem, then Azure AD and Intune could be an excellent addition for your organization. Like using a net or a rod to fish, using identity management tools created by Microsoft in a Windows environment simply makes sense. Mobile heavy organizations may also find benefit in using the mobile-optimized Intune.
However, if your organization has macOS®, Linux®, AWS®, G Suite™, and other non-Windows platforms, then you will likely benefit by leveraging JumpCloud Directory-as-a-Service. In fact, if you aren’t completely centered around Windows 10 with Microsoft’s business focused versions, you’ll likely be met with struggle using Azure AD regardless.
What’s Best for Your Shop?
So, when comparing JumpCloud vs Azure AD and Intune, the first place to start is to evaluate your current platforms, and where you believe you are headed. If you are locked in to Microsoft solutions, or leverage a lot of Windows mobile devices, then by all means, Azure solutions may be the right fit. But, if you are invested in, or, at the very least, interested in non-Windows platforms, then you’ll likely want to consider the alternative cloud directory service, JumpCloud. Unfortunately, the final choice (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Zach DeMeyer. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/comparing-jumpcloud-azure-ad-intune/