Case Study: Unifying Authentication in Modern IT

Have you wrestled with unifying user authentication in a modern IT environment? Augeo FI certainly did until they replaced Active Directory®  with JumpCloud. By making this change, they were able to provide their end users with a single set of credentials to access Windows® and Mac® systems, remote Linux® servers, OpenVPN, G Suite™, WiFi, and so much more. Read on for a brief rundown on what led Augeo FI to implement JumpCloud and the benefits they have gained as a result. You can also view the full case study here.

Augeo FI Case Study Overview

Background

Augeo FI is a leader in the credit and debit card rewards space, and they were recently acquired by Lightyear Capital. One of the benefits of being acquired was that it provided Augeo FI with the funds they needed to revamp their IT infrastructure, like migrating to the cloud. As they planned their cloud migration, they realized their on-prem Active Directory instance would hold them back, so they started looking for a cloud replacement.

Requirements

As Augeo FI considered their cloud identity management options, they had a few specifications. Their new identity provider needed to support authentication to a wide range of providers, platforms, and protocols regardless of location. Ideally, the solution would also be easy to use, scalable, and help streamline IT tasks like onboarding and compliance audits.

The Solution

From Mac, Linux, and Windows endpoint management to support for all of their online services, JumpCloud ended up providing everything that Augeo FI was looking for in a cloud directory service. Augeo FI’s Director of Technology Peter Lasky summarized, “JumpCloud was clearly going to provide us with one portal to manage everything, and it’s easy to use and scalable. That’s ultimately why we chose it.”

Benefits of Unifying Authentication in a Modern IT Environment

By replacing Active Directory with JumpCloud, Augeo FI gained a number of advantages:

  • They were able to eliminate their $100,000 annual fee for Microsoft Windows Server licenses
  • They reduced the onboarding process from two weeks to a few hours
  • Password reset support tickets (Read more...)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/unifying-authentication-modern-it/

Natalie Bluhm

Natalie is a writer for JumpCloud, an Identity and Access Management solution designed for the cloud era. Natalie graduated with a degree in professional and technical writing, and she loves learning about cloud infrastructure, identity security, and IT protocols.

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