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#3Peat: Okta Named a Leader in Gartner’s IDaaS Magic Quadrant For Third Year in a Row

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As of this week, we’ve been named a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management two more times than Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors have won NBA championships. (Although we hope they catch up — go Warriors!) That’s right, for the third consecutive year, Gartner has named Okta a leader in its annual report. You can find a complimentary copy here.

We also once again achieved the highest overall position in ability to execute, a placement we’ve held since the report was first published in 2014. We believe this is a testament to our team, product and our thousands of successful customers. In fact, we owe this placement to our customers — enterprises like NASDAQ, News Corp, Pitney Bowes, Engie and Flex — who shared their positive experiences with implementations, product reliability and support. Traditionally enterprise software companies have pointed to the sheer number of their customers without accounting for whether or not they actually use the service, whereas we’re more concerned with our customers’ success. 

2016 IDaaS MQ graphic

Beyond validating our product innovation and commitment to customer success, this year’s Magic Quadrant showcases a thriving and growing need for identity management. Both the oldest, largest companies in the world and the newest startups are reinventing their industries with digital technology, and they are turning to identity to securely connect their employees, customers, partners and consumers. Identity is foundational to these companies’ digital transformations and we have a proven track record of enabling our customers to drive their businesses forward. 

2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Okta — building on last year’s provisioning advancements, updates to the Okta Platform and support for Android for Work, this year we’ve announced a HIPAA compliant cell, contextual access management with Box for EMM, and mobile updates such as Touch ID support, Safari extensions and a private app store. And we’re not stopping there. We look forward to sharing what’s next for Okta and celebrating the continued success of our customers at Oktane16 in August.

As always, thank you to our customers and congratulations, team!

Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management, Worldwide, Gregg Kreizman and Neil Wynne, 6 June 2016.

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Ryan Carlson is the CMO of Okta, overseeing demand generation, brand, customer marketing, public relations, analyst relations, partner marketing, and corporate communications. Ryan has worked in technology and startups for more years than he cares to tell everyone reading this blog post. Before joining Okta (back when the team was just a few dozen strong), he ran product for Redwood Systems and he has held various product and marketing leadership roles at Xilinx, Velio, and Cypress.

Ryan holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado. He lives in Oakland with his wife and two young daughters. A few of the hobbies that he has given up include backpacking, fly-fishing, and exercise.

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