Atlassian Announces Free Versions of Jira and Confluence
Australian software producer Atlassian wants to add new versions of Jira and Confluence to its free cloud offering. In addition, extended premium plans of the programs will be introduced, which should convince above all by a better support.
In future, users will be able to choose between three different cost plans for both project management programs. In addition, there are the new free versions, which expand the portfolio of free programs that already includes Trello, Bitbucket and Opsgenie. Atlassian will also introduce a significantly discounted premium version of the programs for people who work for non-governmental organizations or in the scientific field. These groups of people will receive between 50 and 75 percent discounts.
In addition to the new cost plans, Atlassian also drew attention in a press release to the new functions of the programs. For example, corporate customers will be able to decide where their data will be stored. This is particularly important with regard to data protection regulations prescribed by law. Atlassian has also announced improved data encryption and provides an overview of upcoming security features in the trust center.
Another innovation concerns the virtual administration center Atlassian Access, which was introduced last year and gives administrators an overview of the manufacturer’s cloud products. This administration center can now be connected to the services Google Cloud Identity and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services. Atlassian also announced its collaboration with security vendors such as McAfee.