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Adopting a Remote Work Strategy? We’re Here to Help

Okta Ryan Carlson Blog Author

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community, and we know many organizations feel the same. In response to the continually developing COVID-19 crisis, we’re seeing companies all over the world take various steps to help protect their employees. For Okta and several other organizations, part of this strategy includes recommending and enabling employees to work from home.

While this shift to remote work may not be a major transition for some organizations, we recognize that for others, staying secure and productive during this critical time can be a challenge.

We’re here to help

We believe any organization that could benefit from leveraging the Okta Identity Cloud for remote work to keep their workforces productive during the crisis should be able to do so at no cost. To that end, we are offering core Okta services for free to all new customers. These include:

  • Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to 5 apps for all users
  • Best Practices Guides and Community Access
  • Support and Training

Okta for Emergency Remote Work will be available for six months, with the option to extend as we track the situation. We also want to ensure that organizations using these tools have best practices available to them so they can focus on their teams and not the technology. If you’re looking for support on topics like how to quickly deploy MFA or how to implement policies for a remote workforce, visit our Secure Access for Remote Workforce page for additional support. 

Your Remote Work Toolkit

There are several tools your organization can begin leveraging to improve the remote work experience. To help you get started, we’ve created a list of some of the most popular remote work tools within the categories of video conferencing, document collaboration, VPNs, and others. In addition to the list, we’ve included links to each tool’s respective free trials, as well as documentation to help with integrating them with Okta.

Learn more

Above all else, we strongly encourage organizations to review and abide by recommendations from the CDC as they relate to the COVID-19 outbreak.

For full details on how to take advantage of the promotion and resources above, see our Okta for Emergency Remote Work page here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Okta Ryan Carlson Blog Author

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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