identity access management

What Is Identity and Access Management (IAM)?

Identity and access management (IAM) is a framework that enables organizations to ensure only the right people and devices have access to the right applications, resources, and systems at the right time. IAM encompasses the various policies, services, and technologies that allow organizations to verify every user’s identity and level of access at…

Okta Scores Highest in B2B and B2C Use Cases in Gartner 2019 Critical Capabilities for Access Management

Okta has long been the leader in Identity and Access Management for workforce use cases, driven by the massive shift towards best-of-breed, cloud adoption. But an even larger shift is upon us as every company races to become a technology company, reimagining their customer-facing digital experiences in the process. Against this backdrop, identity…

Customer Identity Landscape: Building Highly Scalable Apps

Today’s customers have higher than ever expectations when it comes to their digital applications. These expectations are driving products to be more sophisticated with increasingly shorter release cycles. A pivotal component when building any customer-facing application is connecting directly to users, and an identity management system that is…

5 Top Enterprises Making IAM a Priority

To be competitive is to be proactive. Companies in every industry have to identify and address demands if they’re to get (and stay) ahead. Each company has its own challenges, but the need to modernize IT impacts organizations across all industries. A major part of this modernization is improved identity and access management (IAM). Companies need…

How Automated Onboarding Could Save Your Sanity

TL;DR: Giving users access to the tools they need is a challenge, and it’s getting tougher by the day. Automating that process could be the key to your success. Here’s why IT teams need automated provisioning, and how your own team can do it. IT departments today face two main challenges: The first is that people are changing jobs more often—at a…

Supporting the Office of Management and Budget’s Identity Policy Proposal

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing a new policy to address Federal agencies’ implementation of Identity, Credential, and Access Management, and earlier this month asked for public comments on the policy draft. Tim McIntyre, our associate general counsel and data protection officer, submitted the below comment to the…

IAM—Who’s Ultimately Responsible?

It’s a familiar tale. HR wants to increase efficiency. Security needs to reduce the risk of a breach. Legal have their eye on safeguarding, and IT are swamped with reset requests. For modern businesses, a wide array of stakeholders have an interest in streamlining processes, protecting their people, knocking down the proverbial walls of the…

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