Industry Insight

Industry Insight

The Secret to Innovation? Architectural Excellence

The heat is on for organizations everywhere. Customer needs and expectations are ever-evolving—and for many companies, that means a constant push to develop new product features. While this is a natural response in a competitive marketplace, it pays to remember the bedrock of software success: strong architecture. For solution providers looking to…

We’re Giving You a Glimpse Into the Future of Identity

What does the future hold? It’s a question that many of us are pondering on a daily basis. But when it comes to identity and access management (IAM) solutions, answering this question has significant implications for businesses In my role as Chief Product Architect at Okta, this is the work I am doing alongside my team. Together, we’re responsible…

What Are ICAM and FICAM?

For organizations and government agencies alike, strong identity management is paramount. Millions of people share sensitive, personal information with commercial and public bodies every day, so companies and public sector agencies have a responsibility to secure their assets.  This is where ICAM and FICAM come in. What is ICAM? Identity,…

What Is SMS Authentication and Is It Secure?

SMS authentication—also known as SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) and SMS one-time password (OTP)—allows users to verify their identities with a code that is sent to them via text message. A form of two-factor authentication, it often acts as a second verifier for users to gain access to a network, system, or application, and is a good…

Strengthening Customer Experience in a Time of Recovery with Identity

It’s no secret that customer behavior is constantly evolving. But the changes we’ve seen in the last seven months and the acceleration of customers adopting digital-first experiences for nearly every aspect of their life is unprecedented. And this trend is only going to continue, creating a need for customers to navigate digital touchpoints in a…

What Is Identity Governance and Administration?

Identity governance and administration (IGA) is a policy-based approach to identity management and access control. As the name implies, IGA systems merge identity governance and identity administration to provide additional functionality beyond traditional identity and access management (IAM) tools. Particularly, they offer valuable support in…

Modernizing Government Agencies: How Okta Can Help Build Secure and Scalable Citizen Experiences

We often share personal information to obtain the services we need, be it healthcare, financial assistance, or legal advice. In doing so, we place trust in our service providers to keep this data confidential and secure—often without hesitation. When interacting with government agencies, however, we’re usually less confident. By design, agencies…

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