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

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…

How ThoughtWorks Gained Better Security and Increased Productivity—by Losing Their Dependence on AD

ThoughtWorks began its journey away from Active Directory (AD) less than three years ago, though Philip Ibarrola, ThoughtWorks TechOps Head of Technology, says it was a long time coming. ThoughtWorks was once a Microsoft-only shop: Microsoft servers, Windows-based laptops, and security and authentications, all managed by AD. But since 2011, the…

What to Expect at Oktane20 Live (Part 1)

Oktane20 is now Oktane20 Live! We changed our annual in-person conference to a free virtual conference to bring the best of the event online so more people can participate in a healthy and safe way. As the leading conference of its kind, Oktane explores how the identity and access management (IAM) and security landscapes are changing—putting the…

Putting Privacy First: Takeaways from RSA Conference 2020

What happens when you put hundreds of security professionals in a room? They come together to identify and discuss the emerging cybersecurity trends, challenges, and opportunities. At this year’s RSA Conference, the theme was “Human Element,” reminding us that every technology-related decision, innovation, and risk has direct impacts on…

Recruiting @ Okta: A Day in the Life with Brett Coin

No organization grows successfully without great talent. To acquire a world-class team, you need to have a strong group of people recruiting them. At Okta, our recruiters have developed our team of builders and owners who embody our core values and power our growth. Brett Coin leads the charge as Okta’s Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition…

Our Commitment to Customer Success: People, Business, and Service Preparedness

Customer success is one of our core values at Okta. We do not foresee any impact to the delivery of the Okta service due to COVID-19, and as always, we are committed to keeping our service up and running for our customers around the globe. Our cloud-based, multi-tenant architecture model and distributed data center approach is designed to operate…

Putting the Health and Safety of the Okta Community First

*Updated March 12, 2020* Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of the Okta community. That’s why we’ve assembled an internal Health & Safety team to monitor COVID-19, implement policies with an abundance of care and caution, and regularly communicate updates to our global community of employees, customers, and partners. In…

Securing Office 365 in 3 Easy Steps

Five months is a long time in the business world—never mind five years. That’s why it’s so impressive that Microsoft’s Office 365 has consistently ranked as the #1 application in our Businesses @ Work Report. It’s now 2020, and Office 365 is still the most popular workplace app by a large margin. Unfortunately, that success doesn’t come without…

The NIST Privacy Framework: Why it Matters

Okta’s vision is to be the platform that enables any organization to adopt any technology. To achieve that goal, it’s critical that Okta customers and partners have complete trust in our ability to keep their data private and secure. As such, we are constantly aligning our operations with comprehensive data privacy standards, developing best…

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