The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2013


JumpCloud

Co-founder, CEO: Rajat Bhargava

Boulder, Colo.-based JumpCloud automates the maintenance, monitoring and the security of cloud-based servers. The company launched this year at the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition in San Francisco. Co-founder Rajat Bhargava, formerly CEO of network access control and managed security services firm StillSecure, told CRN that JumpCloud's turnkey software supports DevOps and IT pros in server management and security. Firms that embrace the idea of DevOps can boost the efficiency of creating software and services by bridging the development team and operations processes.

The SaaS-based software, which can be sold as an add-on, provides activity-monitoring, maintains patch management cycles and checks for configuration weaknesses. It manages SSH keys and implements multifactor authentication to automate the process of account creation and management. It's free for three servers; premium plans start at $10 per server per month.