Gatwick Airport: Onboard with Okta Adaptive MFA

By the end of 2015, London's Gatwick Airport will have ushered roughly 41 million passengers through its gates and off to their final destinations, all from a single runway. As the most efficient airport in the world and the second largest in the United Kingdom operating 24/7, it's the job of Gatwick's 2,600+ employees in the office and in the field to ensure passengers are safe, flights leave on time, and the travel experience is enjoyable. All this responsibility means productivity is essential, and all employees — from security guards to air traffic control — must be able to access data easily, securely, and on-the-go. article 0 1AF391E8000005DC 678 964x510

Gatwick uses Okta Adaptive MFA to protect its corporate data and the 55+ apps — from Box to Yammer, Cisco and Jabber — that thousands employees use every day. As Gatwick CIO Michael Ibbitson noted during a presentation at Oktane15, Okta Adaptive MFA provides a layer of protection while keeping the experience simple with user-friendly factors like Okta Verify with Push. And MFA isn't a security trend unique to Gatwick — our recent Businesses @ Work report showed a 40 percent increase year over year of organisations protecting their data with MFA.

The biggest business benefit for Ibbitson? Okta Adaptive MFA enables Gatwick to better understand and identify the applications that need to be protected with second factor authentication. Apps like aircraft tracking app Casper, which uses publicly accessible flight information, doesn't need the same security factors as the employee HR portal. Okta Adaptive MFA helps administrators designate different access management measures across applications without changing the login experience for users.

In this new era of MFA, CIOs like Ibbitson and large organisations like London Gatwick Airport don't have to choose between efficiency, usability and security. With Okta, they can have all three.

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