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Game of Thrones, House of Cards and the Enterprise User Experience

Like most offices on Monday mornings, ours tends to be abuzz with talk of Sunday night television. We have a faction of Game of Thrones fans, some Walking Dead-heads and our marketing team is anxiously awaiting the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards. And that’s only part of the reason why we enjoyed our CEO Todd McKinnon’s latest…

What Are The Essential Cloud-Based Tools in the Enterprise?

Everyone has tools they can’t live or work without. For math teachers, it’s multiplication tables; for radiologists, it’s x-rays; for me, it’s my morning coffee. But what about for CIOs and IT directors? To find out, we asked our customers and partners which cloud tools (besides Okta) they couldn’t live without for the second installment of “The…

Wilbur-Ellis: Growing Their Agribusiness in the Cloud with Okta

Any plant will tell you that in order to grow, it could use a helping hand. The team at Wilbur-Ellis, a 92-year-old company with a serious knack for agribusiness, knows this better than anyone. That’s why when the time came for the company to start managing their employees and partners’ identities in the cloud, they turned to Okta to help them…

Encryption in the Spotlight due to Vulnerable Android Apps

Last week, Ars Technica’s Dan Goodin published a story detailing how downloaded Android applications have the potential to expose the sensitive personal data of more than 185 million users. Vulnerabilities due to inadequate or incorrect use of SSL/TLS protocol libraries expose everything from online banking and social networking credentials to e…

How the Enterprise Got Sexy: Reflecting on #TCDisrupt

You’ve probably heard by now, but enterprise is the hot thing in the Valley right now. (For the record, I’ve always thought what we are doing is cool.) Still, the widespread interest was only re-affirmed yesterday during the “How Enterprise Got Sexy” panel at TechCrunch Disrupt. The panel gave me the chance to discuss mobile disruption, the…

Gartner Catalyst: Talking Trust, Identity and Cloud Strategies

We had a great few days last week down at the Gartner Catalyst event. Definitely one of the most concentrated gatherings of people to talk about the challenges enterprises are facing around identity – and Okta got a very warm reception from many identity professionals looking for a new choice beyond just the traditional legacy solutions. As…

Okta Named an Enterprise Cloud IAM Leader

To see our most recent placement as a leader in the Forrester Wave for Identity-As-A-Service, click here. Today we announced some exciting market momentum – in a July report, Forrester Research, Inc. named Okta a cloud identity and access management (IAM) leader. The report – “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Cloud Identity and Access Management, Q3…

Gartner Predicts Cloud IAM Will Grow 500 Percent by 2015

At a recent summit, Gartner analysts made strong assertions about cloud-based IAM’s growing predominance, predicting that cloud IAM will grow 500 percent from 2012 to 2015 (source: Gartner "A Guide to Making the Right Choices in the Expanding IDaaS Market, Gregg Kreizman, April 20, 2012). In addition, they predict that IDaaS will account for 25…

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