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QNAP Supports JumpCloud's Directory-as-a-Service for Simplified User Management and Authentication

Published : Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:57 pm
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QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced support for JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service® (DaaS), a cloud-based identity and access management platform which enables secure single-sign-on to workstations and servers, on-premise and cloud-based applications, wifi and VPN networks, and file shares. JumpCloud also integrates with core business apps including G Suite™, Office 365™, Azure™, AWS®, Google Cloud™, SalesForce® and thousands of other applications and services due to native support of standard protocols such as LDAP, RADIUS, and SAML 2.0. Businesses can benefit from a cloud-based platform with greater flexibility and cost effectiveness, while IT teams and organization members can work productively for user management with access to various applications, devices, and networks.

“JumpCloud's LDAP-as-a-Service provides QNAP NAS users with a hassle-free, centralized identity and access management solution while also allowing secure access to NAS-based file resources,” said YT Lee, vice president of QNAP, adding “the cloud-based attributes also help save time and money, making it ideal for multiple sub-organizations or workgroups with a small user base.”

“The cloud is changing the game for IT, and JumpCloud provides a solution that completely re-imagines directory management – with reduced complexity, greater flexibility, and increased security, all delivered from the cloud,” said Greg Keller, chief strategy officer of JumpCloud. “We look forward to our continued cooperation with QNAP, and providing our common customers with a secure and simple to manage access control system for the critical data hosted and stored within QNAP NAS solutions.”

For businesses of any size, setting up an LDAP server usually involves additional expenditure with greater hardware and management complexity, along with the requirement of staff who know how to configure and secure it. JumpCloud's cloud-based LDAP service provides an online directory that requires no server infrastructure and makes efficient identity and access management process better across the board and easier to scale. By integrating JumpCloud's LDAP-as-a-Service with a QNAP NAS, users can securely access shared folders on the NAS via JumpCloud's support for Samba/SMB using Windows® or macOS® clients. JumpCloud includes more useful features that not only enable IT teams to simplify and offload non-core work but also allow end users to self-serve, providing a next-level user management experience from the cloud.

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