How Okta + AWS SSO Simplifies Admin and Adds CLI Support

Millions of users across an array of enterprises depend on the cloud infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the seamless convenience of Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) to power their web and mobile platforms. The demand for cloud-enabled identity and access management (IAM) has exploded across the business landscape. And as organizations move…

Moving to the Cloud? Okta Gets You There Quickly and Safely

According to IDC, cloud spend is out-pacing non-cloud spend by 8x. The same report estimates that half a trillion dollars will be spent on cloud hardware, software and services by 2020. It’s clear that almost every organization on the planet is on a cloud journey of some sort, as Gartner predicts that 75% of them will have deployed a multi-cloud…

Founders in Focus: Matthew Gregory of Ockam

Welcome to the inaugural post in our Founders in Focus series! Each month we’ll highlight one of the founders of Okta Ventures’ portfolio companies. You’ll get to know more about them and learn how they work with Okta. This month we’re speaking with Matthew Gregory, founder of Ockam. What is Ockam and what is your mission? Ockam is a tool company…

The New Workplace in Europe: Reimagining Work After 2020

While the timelines for normal life resuming around the world remain unclear, one thing is certain: we’ll never look at office work the same way again. To understand the technological and cultural challenges office workers have been facing over the last few weeks, and to identify learnings for businesses to emerge stronger than ever before, we…

Why You Should Ditch SMS as an Auth Factor

In my previous post, I talked about how the COVID19 pandemic has impacted how our customers use MFA — more specifically how SMS authentication is on the rise as organizations look to rapidly roll out a quick and easy secondary auth method in response to the need to embrace remote work. In this post, I’ll go into more detail around issues with SMS…

Mapping the Journey to Universal Directory

Over the last couple of decades, companies have become accustomed to safely managing their users, groups, devices, and resources within the corporate network. Using enterprise directories, they have been able to define singular access policies that determine how employees and customers can access the apps and resources they need. But as they…

MFA Trends: The Impact of COVID19

The COVID pandemic has changed how we do many things. In the workplace, it’s pushed us to take a deeper look at how we enable employees to work remotely—and to ensure that they can do it securely. But what does that actually look like? According to our recent Businesses @ Work (from Home) report, companies are adapting and evolving quickly…

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