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What Is a Password Manager and Is It Safe to Use One?

A password manager is an application that stores and manages online credentials—think of it as a type of vault that keeps passwords safe. In addition, password managers make it easier to access apps and websites since they can automatically input login details. Everyone who uses a computer or smartphone is likely familiar with switching between…

What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a system or network, allowing them to search for sensitive data pertaining to a business and its customers, and using it to extract some form of illegal value. Attackers might sell this data on the dark web, directly engage in fraud, hold the information for ransom, or use it to…

What Is Data Security?

Data security is the protection of digital data and accounts in accordance with laws and industry standards in order to mitigate risks and repel attackers. It encompasses business data, employee information, and customer and user data. If that sounds multifaceted, it is: putting data security into practice isn’t one size fits all. With companies…

How Okta + AWS SSO Simplifies Admin and Adds CLI Support

Millions of users across an array of enterprises depend on the cloud infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the seamless convenience of Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) to power their web and mobile platforms. The demand for cloud-enabled identity and access management (IAM) has exploded across the business landscape. And as organizations move…

Stories from the Trenches: Scale & Growth in the Cloud

Rubrik burst onto the scene in 2014 as a leading provider of cloud-based data management and protection solutions. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded in 1830, and over its long history has become a nexus of philanthropy and faith. At first glance, these two organizations have little in common—but there’s more to this odd…

How Thoughtworks Gained Better Security and Increased Productivity—by Losing Their Dependence on AD

Thoughtworks began its journey away from Active Directory (AD) less than three years ago, though Philip Ibarrola, Thoughtworks TechOps Head of Technology, says it was a long time coming. Thoughtworks was once a Microsoft-only shop: Microsoft servers, Windows-based laptops, and security and authentications, all managed by AD. But since 2011, the…

The Secret Features of Okta Access Gateway: Part 3: Maintenance Mode

At Okta, we love to secure access to everything, from cloud apps, to consumer apps, to servers, and infrastructure—from a single platform. And that, of course, includes on-premises apps. In our new series The Secret Features of Okta Access Gateway, we’re going to explore some of the best secret features of Okta Access Gateway (OAG) to secure…

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