Industry Insight

Industry Insight

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA stands for multi-factor authentication, an identity verification method. MFA adds an extra layer of security on top of credentials like usernames and passwords. By doing so, it provides greater certainty that a user is who they claim to be before granting them access to an application, online account, or corporate network. MFA is a critical…

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)? 

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and is also known as two-step authentication or two-step verification. 2FA is a security measure that requires end-users to verify their identities through two types of identifiers to gain access to an application, system, or network. Think of your most recent login…

5 Key Takeaways from Our 2021 State of Zero Trust Security Report

How important is it to implement Zero Trust? We asked over 600 business and security leaders across North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)—and the overwhelming consensus is that it has become crucial. With the unprecedented shift to remote work, the adoption of new digital products and services, and the…

COVID-19 has Accelerated the Nonprofit Sector’s Use of Technology; Here’s How We Do Even More

At Okta, our mission is to enable anyone to safely use any technology. Through Okta for Good, we’re focused on extending this mission to nonprofit organizations around the world. We believe that enabling nonprofits with the resources to safely use any technology is essential to achieve and accelerate their impact. However, as we’ve seen over the…

Your Business Growth Depends on Customer Identity

A new era of business requires new methods for increasing revenue and accelerating business growth. The best way to do this? Leveraging modern technologies and tools. Providing customers with extraordinary digital experiences is more important than ever—and customer identity and access management (CIAM) is an essential component of this.  Today,…

Okta and AWS Partner to Secure EC2 Instances with the Okta Advanced Server Access Quick Start

Millions of companies – including many Okta customers – rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to power their businesses. According to 2020's [email protected] Report, AWS has risen steadily from sixth place five years ago to the second most popular cloud app used by Okta customers. As companies increasingly use AWS to power their infrastructure, they…

Empowering Every Organization with Identity

I’ve spent my first few months at Okta listening and learning from the incredible employees, customers, and partners who deeply care about identity and its potential to bring simple, secure access to everyone. On this journey, I’ve come to believe more than ever that identity has a foundational role to play in the business transformations of today…

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