SAN FRANCISCO — March 7, 2019 — Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced that Hitachi Group has successfully implemented the Okta Identity Cloud to increase agility and securely consolidate the access experience across its hundreds of global business units. Today, Okta also unveiled financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter and announced new or expanded deployments in Q4 FY2019 with Australia Post, Cengage, Peet’s Coffee, Phillips 66, Texas Workforce Commission, Tyson, and Qdoba.
“Working across hundreds of business units and hundreds of thousands of workers presents all kinds of challenges in the modern technology landscape, and it requires a very clear and forward-looking approach to identity,” said Todd McKinnon, CEO and co-founder, Okta. “As a global leader, Hitachi is leveraging a variety of cloud and hybrid technologies to drive innovation forward, and it’s relying on the Okta Identity Cloud to provide a seamless, secure experience for its employees. We’re honored to help Hitachi continue to adopt and adapt the technology it needs, creating efficiencies and opportunities across its workforce.”
In its 108 years of history, Hitachi has grown from building five horsepower motors to operating nearly 900 different companies including electronics, IT, power and transportation technologies. With hundreds of thousands of employees worldwide, Hitachi has recognized the need for a modern solution to centralize its identity and access management through a secure and flexible system that enables new technology and scalable provisioning. Using Okta’s identity solutions, Hitachi has been able to replace legacy systems, consolidate its access experience for employees and suppliers, and streamline technology adoption cycles. Hitachi also uses the Okta Identity Cloud with its HR systems to automate provisioning and deprovisioning and reduce manual tasks. Beyond becoming an Okta customer, Hitachi Group subsidiary, Hitachi Solutions became the first distributor of Okta in Japan in September 2018.
“Hitachi has been the home of superior, original technology products for over 100 years, building a global organization and brand,” said Ashish Sanghrajka, CIO Hitachi Americas. “To maintain our innovative culture, we recognized the importance and value of integrating new technologies and enabling our global workforce to access the tools they need from anywhere. The Okta Identity Cloud powers our truly modern identity system, flexible enough to adopt any technology and secure enough to protect our most valuable asset — our people.”
In Q4, Okta grew its total customers to more than 6,100 organizations. Okta’s customer wins are part of continued momentum for the company, which includes the company’s historical revenue growth each quarter, the acquisition of ScaleFT and the deepened partnership with VMware. Additionally, Okta has been named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018, a report published by Forrester Research, Inc.