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Hey Hey MFA – AMAG Pharmaceuticals Talks Creating A Password-Less Environment at Bio-IT World

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Guest post from Nathan McBride, vice president, IA & chief cloud architect, AMAG Pharmaceuticals

Implementing a cloud and mobile enterprise for AMAG Pharmaceuticals began with just a rough sketch in 2008. Six years later, we are officially and fully in the cloud. No more Exchange, no more SharePoint, no more eRoom and (definitely) no more Active Directory for AMAG Pharmaceuticals. We’re now a fully mobile, browser-based, BYOD organization. (And with a staff of only seven full-time IT folks to boot.) What was one of the biggest factors in making this dream a reality? Our continued exploration and use of MFA across our environment.

Nate McBride, AMAGThis is the focus for my presentation, “Security in the Cloud: How AMAG Protects Company Data with Multi-Factor Authentication,” at Bio-IT World tomorrow. (I’m presenting at 12:00pm at the Seaport World Trade Center if you’re in Boston.)

We think of our MFA-related efforts at AMAG in two big phases – pre-2011 and post-2011. We define the earlier window by a few key milestones, namely deprecating Active Directory and replacing our data center with Google Apps (ultimately using it as our “master” directory). It was also a relatively opportune time to play around and brainstorm what our authentication strategy needed to like in this new environment.

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EMM and MFA without the WTF

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If you happen to be at RSA this week, you’re likely to encounter all sorts of acronyms – including CSA, MDM, CISO, MFA, CCSK… the list goes on. Keeping up with all these acronyms is one thing – and trying to keep up with the latest technology is an entirely separate task. As we look at the proliferation of mobile devices – and additional security challenges that come with these devices – we’ve heard time and again, “Between EMM and MFA, there has to be a better way.” This is a message that deeply resonates with Okta customers who have had experience with various EMM and MFA solutions – but why?

download_20150421_122556Let’s start with Enterprise Mobility Management. Let’s face it, no one loves their EMM vendor. Of course, love is a strong word – especially when we’re talking about enterprise security technology providers – but just about every customer we’ve spoken with shares a common disdain for legacy providers because they’re solving old problems in device-centric ways, not putting the user first. Users know this – they don’t want to give up control of their devices to IT, thinking that their personal photos and emails will deleted when they leave the company. There’s also the fear that with legacy EMM, IT can track your every move, read your personal emails and can wipe your phone on a whim. And because legacy solutions aren’t user-centric, they derive their value at the expense of the user experience. In other words, people can’t stand their EMM providers because they feel like they are sacrificing privacy and have to overcome too many annoying hurdles to actually get to the applications or data they need to be productive. There has to be a better way.

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Challenges of Identity and Mobility for Office 365

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This post was co-written by Simon Thorpe, who works on Okta’s product team and Slalom Consulting’s Rick Koppin (Director of Slalom’s Technology Enablement practice) and Daniel Chiang (Solution Principal, leading Slalom’s Information Security and IT Optimization practices). Daniel and Rick have a combined 20+ years of experience successfully helping organizations and clients build and implement IT strategies and initiatives and Simon, a former Microsoft employee, has been leading the charge around educating customers and partners on the identity and mobility challenges around Office 365 at Okta.

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Challenge Accepted: Join Us in Chicago and NYC to Discuss New Ways to Approach Your Cloud and Mobile Strategy

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Cloud and mobile: perhaps the two biggest buzzwords of today’s enterprise lexicon. And while it’s true these terms are used in almost every article about business technology today, it’s not without good reason. IT leaders know that having a solid understanding of and strategy for implementing cloud and mobile technology extends well beyond watercooler conversations at the next big conference – it can be an important driver for business growth.

So, we’re throwing down the metaphorical gauntlet and challenging IT leaders to rethink their strategy for the cloud and mobile enterprise.

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Bringing Town Hall to the Cloud: How Okta Helped Peterborough City Council Make the Move

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The structure of your local town hall meetings – attendees presenting ideas, voicing opinions and airing grievances to elected officials – may not have changed much over the past decade, but it’s likely the structure of your local council’s IT has. Peterborough City Council’s certainly has. Peterborough City Council, the local authority of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, England, has certainly changed theirs.
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Peterborough has over 180,000 residents, and the council employs 1,400 members of staff. The council runs everything from the bin collections, through to housing benefits, right through to adult social care, school admissions, education and many other services.

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The Next Phase in Enterprise Security and MFA: Announcing the Okta Accent Pass Phrase

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Increasing security has always been a key part of what we do here at Okta and the value we create for our customers. With companies like Anthem, eBay and Target falling victim to security breaches and making headlines for all the wrong reasons, organizations are increasingly challenged to more deeply secure their IT environments and protect corporate data.

One of the easiest and most proven ways to do this is through multi-factor authentication (MFA). Adding a second factor of authentication – a text message, a regenerating token or even a code pushed to your mobile device – is an incredibly powerful and low-friction way to keep hackers out and to ensure people are still able to access the apps they need from anywhere.

This has been a huge area of innovation for Okta. Many of our customers use Okta for MFA because it’s deeply integrated to our identity management service, and because we support several alternative factors of authentication that aren’t disruptive to the end-user experience. But our product and engineering teams aren’t sitting still. They’re constantly looking at new factors like biometrics, facial recognition and, most recently, voice recognition.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the latest from our team at Okta Labs. We’re going beyond traditional voice recognition to implement an even deeper layer of security. We’re calling this latest feature the Okta Accent Pass Phrase — and it’s available as a beta offering today.

Check out the video below for the full details, a demo and a sneak-peek at the new Okta log-in experience that our UX team has been working on since our latest Engineering Hackathon.

While we’re still working on the release of the Okta Accent Pass Phrase, learn about the current factors of MFA that Okta offers today at www.okta.com/mfa.

How Post Foods, Bazaarvoice, REA Group and GSMA Closed the Office 365 Identity Gap

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There’s no question: Microsoft is making major waves with Office 365. We’ve recently shared insights on the blog highlighting that Office 365 is becoming one of the most commonly deployed apps across our customers. And as we’re talking with more leading enterprises migrating to Office 365, we’ve built some recommendations around addressing the common identity and mobility management challenges associated with Office 365, including tips on how to close the identity gap.

Tip 1: In order to authenticate users to Office 365, you need to first create and maintain their information – and there are a variety of ways to do so with Office 365. We chatted with Simon Thorpe, one of Okta’s resident Office 365 gurus, to learn more about the decision-making process for choosing the right tool for your business.

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Okta Wins Big As 2015 UK Cloud Awards’ “Security Product of the Year”

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It’s been a quite a start to FY2016 for Okta across the globe. Just last week, we announced the opening of our fourth office in Seattle, along with a slew of highlights from FY2015 that reflect our global growth and continued expansion, including increasing our customer count in the UK nearly 500 percent. And here in the UK, we’re also celebrating in a special way – our recent win at the 2015 UK Cloud Awards for “Security Product of the Year.”

UKCA-winner-logo-2015Hosted by the Cloud Industry Forum and Cloud Pro, the UK Cloud Awards recognise organisations that enable the use and adoption of cloud computing and businesses, while also raising levels of confidence and trust in the market. Seeing as it’s our mission to accelerate the adoption of cloud and mobile across enterprises globally, we couldn’t be more honored by the recognition. (Not to mention, our beating out dozens of other vendors to win the coveted title.)

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Hello, Seattle (and the Office 365 Tidal Wave)

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We’re moving on up in the world. Well, we’re going north. Today we announced the opening of our newest office in Seattle, WA. We have eight employees settling in to the new digs in Seattle and we hope to double the team there this year.

The fact that Microsoft’s based nearby isn’t a coincidence. In the past year, Microsoft has taken big steps towards driving adoption of cloud and mobile in the enterprise. They’ve placed a major bet on Office 365, encouraging businesses to move their email, collaboration and calendaring to the cloud. And the bet’s paying off. Organizations of all sizes are adopting Office 365 hand over fist – we’ve seen evidence of this within the Okta Application Network, as Office 365 is quickly becoming one of the most commonly deployed application of our 4,000+.

Office 365 IntegrationsAs I recently told Julie Bort at Business Insider, Microsoft’s push to the cloud has been like a tidal wave for us, as companies are running into serious identity and mobility management challenges related to Office 365. And as they adopt more and more cloud apps, they’re running into other issues that we can solve. We want to provide the solution that enables companies to adopt any number of cloud and mobile apps – Office 365 and otherwise – and with the opening of our new Seattle office and continued commitment to eliminating the identity issues around Office 365 deployments, we’re taking a big step towards that goal.

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Building A Better Tomorrow, Today: Rotary International Tackles Humanitarian Challenges with Okta

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Rotarians around the world are “building a better tomorrow,” but Peter Markos, Rotary International’s CIO, couldn’t wait until tomorrow to build a better Rotary.org. He wanted to provide club members with the tools needed to eradicate polio, along with a handful of other noble initiatives, today. This global service organization is made up of more than 34,000 clubs across 220 countries, and its 1.2 million members use a slew of interactive tools and grant application systems to promote high ethical standards and advance goodwill and peace around the world.
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But having and sharing tools across those clubs wasn’t enough. For each app to be valuable and effective, it needed to be tailored to the individual accessing it (which means being tailored to their club and their role in it). To solve this identity problem, Peter decided to integrate an identity management solution into the customer-facing portal, MyRotary.org. We sat down with him to find out why identity was so central to their success, why he chose Okta and how together we play a key role in achieving a polio-free world.

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