Identity and Access Management

Identity and access management (IAM) tools connect users to the systems and tools they rely on, easing experience for users, menial tasks for IT, and security for both. As the leading provider of identity for the enterprise, Okta has much to say about IAM. Here’s a sample of our thoughts.

Double Down: Why MGM Resorts International Bets Big on Okta

If you’ve been to Las Vegas, you probably experienced MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) whether you knew it or not. As one of the world’s largest gaming, hospitality and entertainment companies, they’re the folks behind destination resort brands like Bellagio, The Mirage and ARIA, home to our very own customer conference. With over 20…

Okta's 12 Days of Customers

'Tis the season for holiday cheer, and at Okta we're brimming with it. Whether you're decking the halls, spinning the dreidel, lighting the kinara or setting up the Festivus pole, we love all the holiday cheer this time of year brings. Plus, it's a reason to raise our glass of eggnog to another year of spectacular enterprise customers who've…

EMEA Events Season: Cloud, Mobile, Security, Oh My!

At Okta, we’re firm believers in the value of getting out and getting to know our customers. Our success depends on their success. Luckily, there’s barely a week that goes by without an exciting IT event that gives us the chance to do so. In Europe, the next couple of months is all about underpinning our expansion into the continent by attending…

4 Ways to Simplify Authentication for Your Users

Authentication can be one of the most significant sources of friction for your application’s users. This usability barrier can impact adoption of your product, increase the burden on support operations or product administrators and, in some cases, degrade security. At Okta, we spend a lot of time working with developers to design and build better…

Oktane13 Session Spotlight with Post Holdings: “The Bad Place,” Passwords and Identity Management

Guest post by Brian Hofmeister, director of enterprise infrastructure for Post Holdings, Inc. Brian Hofmeister, director of enterprise infrastructure for Post Holdings, Inc. If you've been involved with information technology for any amount of time, chances are you've dipped your toe into the vast sea of ambiguity we call the "cloud," where…

Okta’s Customers Keep Getting Hotter

In the past twelve months, we added a few customers you might recognize, from your laundry detergent and cleaning supply brand to your favorite fast food fried chicken and your window to the world. That’s right: Clorox, Popeye's Chicken and National Geographic are now among our hundreds of enterprise customers. Another new customer that’s…

When it Comes to the ROI of Identity Management, the Cloud is a Clear Winner

Companies deploy identity and access management systems for a variety of reasons, and each of these can be tied directly to a real financial benefit. Whether it’s increasing security (and thereby avoiding costly security breaches or data loss), automating application provisioning (thereby saving IT staff’s time) or providing SSO across all devices…

How Okta Helped School of Rock Start Rocking in the Cloud

Jack Black may not have had to worry about IT challenges in his 2003 movie “School of Rock,” but the real of School of Rock does. The music program, which encourages its students to rock on stage and in life, was founded as a single music school in Philadelphia in 1998. Almost fifteen years later, it’s now an international franchise, operating…

Keeping You Safe in the Cloud is a Full-Time Job

Identity is at the center of cloud security. As a result, cloud identity and access management (IAM) is one of the most interesting – and critical – challenges in IT today. The rapid evolution of enterprise IT to the cloud has rendered on-premise identity solutions ineffective. With the acceleration of mobile device access, cloud business apps and…

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