KanBo – A New Era for Atlassian Customers

Now that Atlassian has announced its surprising decision about ending Jira Server, many organizations have been forced to look elsewhere for an on-premises solution after enjoying Atlassian products for years.

It’s quite unfortunate that for corporate, and perhaps some other, reasons, Atlassian has taken this difficult and rather controversial decision to discontinue the products that many organizations have been using all over the world. If maintaining a feature-rich and secure server is no longer profitable for Atlassian then it makes sense for the company to close it down.

That being said, it also gives birth to a big question. Where does this decision leave Atlassian’s customers for whom cloud-based solutions are simply not an option for security and regulatory reasons? That’s why, today many organizations have started searching for alternatives and if they can find a solution that offers similar functionality and security as Jira with on-premises installation, they are highly likely to go for it.

KanBo – An Effective Jira Server Alternative

KanBo is a comprehensive and versatile on-premises server that can be deployed with a few clicks on your on-site native server or by the admin through their website. KanBo brings a wide range of features and extensions especially developed for corporate clients that business users to streamline daily operations across the entire enterprise.

The biggest benefit offered by KanBo is that your organization can stay within the comfort and convenience of its own hardware infrastructure and rely on your own firewall for secure data storage, processing, and transfer. It also offers highly configurable user roles and access permissions so you can ensure that only the right people have access to the business-critical information. Apart from that, you also get a range of advanced features including the following: 

  • Compliance Control
  • Custom Backend Hosting
  • On your infrastructure
  • Active Directory Integration
  • On premise 3rd Party Software
  • Integrations
  • Multiple Instances
  • Pay per use licensing
  • Enterprise Level Support

KanBo software is fundamentally a plug-and-play solution for any enterprise whether you are going for the on-premise variant or choosing a virtual machine or cloud environment. Despite the growing popularity of the cloud, it is still not the ideal solution for all enterprises, especially those who have to ensure compliance with strict regulatory standards. That’s why many businesses choose to stay within the convenience of their firewall, choosing security instead of functionality. With KanBo, you don’t have to make that tradeoff as you can enjoy both functionality and security at the same time. 

Essential Security Features of KanBo On-Premises Your Organization Needs

To maintain your competitive advantage in today’s global market, you need to ensure complete security of your data, workflows, and projects. It is crucial for your organization’s future and KanBo On-Premises helps you with building the most robust and secure infrastructure. As KanBo acts as your operating system of records, the security and privacy of your business information is always KanBo’s top priority: 

Store Your Information Wherever You Want

Since KanBo is a versatile solution, you can choose to store your information and workflows on on-premise, cloud, or hybrid storage solutions depending on the infrastructure that aligns best with your business requirements. KanBo identifies and deploys the best solution for your organization while ensuring cost efficiency, preventing security breaches, and maintaining privacy and compliance with regulatory standards. 

Manage Access to KanBo Boards through Azure Active Directory

Many organizations, especially ones operating on a large scale, generally depend on Azure Active Directory for core security. AD groups are utilized to give permissions to organizational resources such as KanBo. KanBo delivers a feature called external KanBo User Groups or eKUG that you can link with Active Directory groups. Then you have the option to assign the eKUG to KanBo Boards or Collections with specific roles. This way you can use AD to control KanBo.

Manage Security with Granular Access Levels

Organizations are required to maintain a balance between flexibility and security to function optimally. KanBo delivers the ideal feature by offering granular access level for KanBo Boards that are easy to use and understand. While these controls are general purpose, they cover the requirements of an overwhelming majority of organizations. You can choose between the visitor, member, and owner groups. 

Prevent Accidental Deletion of Content

The need for any type of content may arise at any time. While delete features are well-concealed in KanBo’s user interface, members may accidentally delete valuable data included in a KanBo Card or an entire KanBo Board. That’s why KanBo Board owners have the option to disable the delete option so nothing gets removed from the Board. Users can rely on the archive option to remove Cards from the Board. 

Immutability Secured by Blockchain

Due to the modern regulatory environment, organizations need to ensure they don’t cross the legal boundaries to maintain their competitive edge. For ensuring compliance across the entire enterprise, no technology is better suited than blockchain. It delivers step-by-step progression of all transactions while also displaying the chain of custody. Since the blockchain is immutable, nothing can be altered including document modifications, communication, and activities. 


If you are a large organization that needs to ensure compliance with regulatory standards while adhering to internal security policies, the best way to accomplish it is through running an on-premises server since it gives you complete control over storage, transfer, and processing of data, systems, and workflows. With KanBo, you can achieve all that while you won’t miss any integrations or features. It offers a complete set of digital tools required to ensure security and enhance operational efficiency within your organization.

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