We performed a comparison between JumpCloud and Okta Workforce Identity based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: JumpCloud is the winner in this comparison. It offers good service and support, is priced competitively, has a great single sign-on feature, and integrates well with other solutions. Okta Workforce Identity is not far behind with the ROI it provides and many good features.
"Ability to integrate all applications."
"The most valuable feature of JumpCloud, it provides a convenient and streamlined solution for me to access and manage all of the features I require in one centralized location. This eliminates the need for me to worry about hiring individuals to manage these tasks, as well as eliminating concerns surrounding hardware, updates, and licenses. With JumpCloud, I am able to receive the services I need in a timely and efficient manner, which has significantly reduced my stress and alleviated a great deal of the issues I once faced. This is especially important as I am often bound by laws, regulations, contracts, and customer demands to keep up with various tasks. With JumpCloud, I am able to manage everything I need in one place, giving me visibility and control over aspects that I previously had to manage through multiple systems."
"The whole product is great. The device management is amazing. The fact that you can basically set up an entire machine without having the machine in front of you is most valuable."
"Azure Cloud services are on time and run well and if we use a JumpCloud, the benefits we receive are the ease of management and the solution is completely user-friendly. End users can do identity management easily."
"The usual authentication and authorization, which were all controlled into one portal, are very convenient."
"The solution is stable."
"The interface is clean and user-friendly. Setting up new devices or setting up new users inside the system is easy. Also, it integrates with Office 365, which is pretty much a must for our organization."
"Some of the most valuable features of Jumpcloud have been the use of the policies. They have been very helpful. There are modules in there for policies where you can create your own which indirectly are GPOs similar to what you have for Microsoft environments, however, they are only doing registry changes. They are very powerful and useful. Additionally, having your directory and SSO in one spot is another thing that they provide in application management. Adding, removing, and updating applications are in one place for desktop administration."
"We find the solution to be reliable for our customers and it is nice that it is cloud-based and can be accessed from anywhere."
"The initial setup of Okta Workforce Identity is straightforward. I was able to get an environment ready within half a day."
"This solution has a lot of capabilities and features."
"One of the features that I have found to be very valuable is its interoperability and compatibility with all types of resources, whether it's networking, infrastructure, or applications. That is, it is compatible as well as interoperable, as far as the federated authentication is concerned."
"The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password."
"I find the provisioning features and the integration with other applications useful."
"It's easy to use and straightforward."
"The solution so far has been very stable."
"They need more straightening of the SSO capabilities."
"There are a few aspects that could be improved. Their API was a little spotty when I last used it, and some of those use cases were around removing systems from our environment."
"JumpCloud can improve in its synchronization of identities. More specifically, groups with Office 365. They've been working on it, but it's not where I would necessarily like it to be."
"It could dip into CI/CD tooling as well. That would be a very interesting part to see."
"The visual tool and interface must be more fine-tuned."
"Lacks the ability to have various VPN applications."
"The capability to get alerts would be great when CPU or RAM is high on an endpoint, or when a disk is failing. It would be great to get an alert rather than having to go looking for it."
"I would like to see some support for printers, especially network printers, through the application."
"The solution should have greater on-premises availability, not just cloud and more package customization in its processing."
"The guest user access could be improved."
"In some setup cases, there are issues with attributes not going in properly."
"The initial setup can be complex at first."
"In my country, there's a lot of stealing of mobile phones, and mobile phones are the authentication device through the Okta application. If someone should steal my mobile phone, which is very common in my country, he or she might have access to my company account. That's my concern."
"We have experienced some challenges in integrating this solution with Scope and Cognito."
"It's not compatible with on-premises installations, unless you host it as a SaaS. We were not able to do that. For example, imagine a scenario where the cloud is not available. Then, Okta will not work for you. That use case will readily fail because it doesn't have an on-premises installation that you can use to authenticate or provide identity and access management. If you have a purely on-premises solution that is not connected to the internet, then this will not work. This is one area that can be improved."
"Okta Workforce Identity could improve provisioning it can be made simpler."
JumpCloud is an open directory platform for secure, frictionless access from any device to any resource, anywhere. JumpCloud’s mission is to Make Work Happen®, providing simple, secure access to corporate technology resources from any device, or any location. The JumpCloud Directory Platform gives IT, security operations, and DevOps a single, cloud-based solution to control and manage employee identities, their devices, and apply Zero Trust principles. JumpCloud has a global user base of more than 100,000 organizations, with over 3,000 customers including Cars.com, GoFundMe, Grab, ClassPass, Uplight, Beyond Finance, and Foursquare. JumpCloud is backed by BlackRock, General Atlantic, OpenView, and Foundry Group.
Okta Workforce Identity is an Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) solution designed for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall. The solution provides easy, secure access for your workforce and protects your data from any device in any location. It also enables your business partners to collaborate with you effectively and securely. Additionally, with Okta Workforce Identity, you can streamline access across your entire organization so you can focus on moving your business forward.
Okta Workforce Identity Features
Okta Workforce Identity has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Okta Workforce Identity Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Okta Workforce Identity. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
Okta Workforce Identity is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it is easy to use and has great SSO and MFA features.
Tor N., Executive Director at Semaphore, shares what he finds most valuable about the solution. “It is extremely easy to work with, simple to set up, and reasonably priced.”
“It is secure and multi featured with trusted device, SSO, and MFA features and integrates well with other solutions,” says Timo H., Director, Device Management at IT-palvelutalo Valtti at Valtti, part of Advania.
“One of the features that I have found to be very valuable is its interoperability and compatibility with all types of resources, whether it's networking, infrastructure, or applications. That is, it is compatible as well as interoperable, as far as the federated authentication is concerned," writes Rama N., Senior Director - Principal Architect at a computer software company.
JumpCloud is ranked 6th in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 12 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS) with 26 reviews. JumpCloud is rated 8.6, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of JumpCloud writes "Beneficial centralized management, highly scalability, and responsive support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Extremely easy to work with, simple to set up, and reasonably priced ". JumpCloud is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Google Cloud Identity, VMware Identity Manager and AWS Directory Service, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Auth0 and OneLogin by One Identity. See our JumpCloud vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.
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