Industry Insight

Industry Insight

What Is Best-of-Breed Technology?

“Best-of-breed technology” refers to the leading applications, systems, or software in a niche or category.  When organizations take a best-of-breed (or “best-in-breed technology”) approach to building their technology stack, it involves selecting various tools that serve specific purposes. Put another way, instead of purchasing a product suite…

Modernizing Government Agencies: Delivering Frictionless Experiences to Citizens, Quickly and Securely

Doing our errands looks a lot different now than it did a few years ago, and not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic (though that has certainly accelerated things). For a while now, we’ve been ordering groceries online, paying bills on a banking app, and even checking in with our doctor from the comfort of home. With so many digital experiences…

What Is SAML and How Does It Work?

SAML stands for Security Assertion Markup Language, an open standard that passes authorization credentials from identity providers (IdPs) to service providers (SPs). Put simply, it enables secure communication between applications and allows users to gain access with a single set of credentials. Before we can dive too deeply into what SAML is used…

6 Steps to Practice Strong Laptop Security

If you’ve ever found yourself searching security questions like “how to secure my work computer” and “laptop security antivirus,” this article is for you. Here, we answer common company laptop security questions like: How do I keep my laptop secure in a public network? What is the best security system for my computer? Is my laptop password safe? …

In the Age of Remote Work, Securing Office 365 Is a Must

According to our Businesses @ Work Reports, Microsoft’s Office 365 has ranked as the #1 most popular application within the Okta integration network for the last few years — both by number of customers and by number of monthly active users.   Top apps by number of customers - Businesses @ Work 2020 Top apps by number of monthly unique active…

Can Your CIAM Solution Keep Up with the Market?

The ability to innovate and rapidly scale digital experiences has never been so important to an organizations’ success as it is today. In fact, in a recent survey, 67% of organizations told us that they expect a substantial increase in traffic in the near future, and the majority (62%) attribute this rise to COVID-19. To help meet these growing…

What Is Social Login and Is It Worth Implementing?

Social login, also known as social sign-in or social sign-on, uses information from social networking sites to facilitate logins on third-party applications and platforms. The process is designed to simplify sign-in and registration experiences, providing a convenient alternative to mandatory account creation. For users, social login is a…

To Secure DevOps, We Need to Shift Identity Left

You know it, we know it: DevOps is a core function for any company that wants to deliver exceptional digital products to its customers. But as customers become used to rapid updates and new features from the applications they use every day, there’s an added pressure for your DevOps team to be continually innovating so that your business can do the…

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