Research Breakdown: IDC PlanScape for MFA

The IDC PlanScape report is designed to help organizations identify, justify, and implement initiatives critical to successful digital transformation. The report, IDC PlanScape: Deploying Multifactor Authentication, looks specifically at the latest trends and opportunities in the MFA space. Here are the need-to-know insights from the research. IDC…

The Evolution of HR + IT Teams in the Extended Enterprise

The TL;DR: As HR has morphed into a more technology-based function, it’s quickly becoming reliant on a strong IT foundation. Simultaneously, IT needs the support of HR to sharpen its operations and security processes. Forward thinking organizations need both teams working together to implement technologies that keep them safe and productive. The…

4 Reasons Top CISOs Trust Okta with Their Toughest Security Challenges

With Gartner predicting that 80% of companies will close their data centres completely by 2025, it’s clear that companies are embracing cloud-based infrastructure. How we work has changed; employees are increasingly mobile, and our IT environments are far more complex. As attack surfaces broaden and incidents of credential theft skyrocket, most…

2018 in Review: Bringing Identity Mainstream

In 2018, identity became more important than ever before. Innovation raced ahead, but privacy concerns and mistrust in the technology industry also mounted. These shifts raised new questions about how we define our identities, who will own them, and how we can protect them. Because of this, our mission to securely connect any person to any…

Investing in Local Talent As Okta’s Footprint Expands

We’ve experienced significant growth at Okta over the past year — not only in my world of social impact, but across the board. We expanded our customer base, launched new products, built partnerships, added employees and opened new offices around the world. When we open offices in new cities and regions, the Okta community grows. And it presents a…

Pass It On: How Okta for Good Empowers Nonprofits

They say December is the season of giving—but for nonprofit organizations, generosity isn’t limited to a single holiday. These groups strive year-round to help communities in need, raise awareness, and inspire action. However, with financial constraints and limited resources, many nonprofits struggle to adopt modern IT solutions. This forces them…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Slows Down IT

At Okta, we are highly invested in the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the third in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on. See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO. IT teams…

How Adaptive MFA Helps with Mitigating Brute-Force Attacks

Before public cloud services, computing infrastructure was expensive, hosted on-premises, and reserved for big enterprises and universities. Now, anyone with a credit card can access an unlimited supply of cloud apps and computing power. While cloud services offer many benefits, the accessibility of the cloud has also made identity attacks…

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