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Okta : Modern Day Identity and Access Management

Todd Mckinnon, CEO and Founder, OktaTodd Mckinnon, CEO and Founder
As more businesses move towards digitalization, the critical infrastructure of the business is a substantial risk. With the threat of cyberattacks looming large in organizations regardless of their size, companies must have foolproof security in situ to keep their sensitive data safe and secure. Restricting organizations sensitive information from cybercriminals in today’s world is the primary concern for providers. Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems assist corporate in securing their valuable data from a leak. According to Gartner–IAM enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times in the right context. The organizations relate IAM as an integrated framework system rather than a fragmented system. An organization with a robust IAM system adds an extra layer of protection and can enhance business productivity. Okta is one of the market-leading Identity providers in this space and offers a modern cloud-based solution with one architecture, and thousands of apps that can enable the digital transformation superfast.

With Okta, IT can manage any employee’s access to any application or device. It runs within the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform, which integrates deeply with on-premises applications, directories, and identity management systems. The Okta solution was born of the unique challenges of how technology has grown and shifted within the growing diversity of devices, identity issues, security, employee mobility, vender partnership, and the exponential growth of unique application options. Okta offers solutions to both—businesses and customers.
Some of the following products offered by Okta for Workforce Identity are:

• Single Sign-on (SSO): The tool allows employees to access multiple applications and services with just one credential. • Universal Directory: Customize, organize and manage any user attributes set from multiple identity sources with this flexible, cloud-based user store.

• Adaptive Multi-factor authentication (MFA): Allows enterprise to protect access to their applications and systems. Adaptive MFA offers users two or more ‘factors’ of authentication when they access any application, networks, or resources—for example, Facebook, Gmail.

Customer Identity

• Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM): It powers digital access experiences—from registration to login and credential management. With Okta handling everything—authentication, authorization and user management, you don’t need to worry about it.

The managing of a bulk amount of identity is difficult for organizations. Okta has a team of IAM experts who brings in a plethora of identity experience and solves a great number of customers problems.

Identity has become a barometer for our times. By watching it as a critical indicator of what’s to return, we will have a far better idea of what the longer term holds across businesses, industries, and sectors so that we will all lay the foundations today to serve our workforces and customers tomorrow. There are some ways to reduce the risk in the IAM space—decentralized identity, continuous authentication.

“We built the Okta Identity Cloud to be the world’s most secure and reliable identity platform —because we all know that what we do is so critical to our customers’ success. On behalf of our customers, we will continue to champion neutrality and choice, and lay the foundation for a more secure and private world.” Todd Mckinnon, CEO & Founder, Okta.
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Company
Okta

Headquarters
San Francisco, CA

Management
Todd Mckinnon, CEO and Founder

Description
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences. Okta customers can easily and securely adopt the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. With Okta, IT can manage any employee’s access to any application or device. It runs within the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform, which integrates deeply with on-premises applications, directories, and identity management systems