Belgium-Based Showpad Leverages Okta to Increase Security and Reduce IT Overhead in the Cloud
Amsterdam – May 26, 2015 – Okta, a San Francisco-based leader in identity and mobility management solutions, announces the opening of its Amsterdam office, Okta's second office in Europe. The technology company seeks to expand its global operations and build on its solid base of customers in EMEA.
"As businesses in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg look to deliver more valuable experiences to their employees, customers and partners, IT leaders are increasingly tasked with rapidly and securely implementing cloud and mobile technologies," says EMEA vice president, Phil Turner. "Okta facilitates this transition with a user-centric approach to identity and mobility management. Our customers lean on Okta as the centerpiece of their cloud and mobile IT strategies because we deliver frictionless access to the end-user, and centralized control for IT."
Okta's early customers in the market include Showpad, a Belgium-located sales enablement platform, and one of the fastest growing technology companies in Europe. Showpad selected Okta to support single sign-on and account provisioning for Google Apps and has since expanded to other cloud apps such as Box, GitHub, Jive, Jira and Yammer. Showpad CTO and co-founder Peter Minne reports, "Okta has been a key enabler for us as our business is scaling fast and the number of employees and software tools keeps growing. Being cloud and mobile-centric, like Showpad, Okta has helped us increase security and reduce IT overhead while, at the same time, making our employees more productive. Okta has been a terrific partner for us."
The new Okta office in Amsterdam is located at Herengracht 124-128, 1015 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please contact Marcel Griffioen at marcel.griffioen(at)okta(dot)com for Benelux sales information.