SAN FRANCISCO--Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced that the company has been recognized by Gartner Inc. as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide. For the second year in a row and for both years of the report’s existence, Okta placed highest on the ability to execute axis. The Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide was authored by Gartner Research VP Gregg Kreizman and published on 18 June 2018. A complimentary version of the report can be found here.
“We see Gartner’s evaluation as a testament to Okta’s continued leadership in access management – no one out-performs Okta, and no one ever has,” said Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “By serving as the independent and neutral identity layer of an organization’s technology stack, our customers can count on the Okta Identity Cloud to securely connect them to any technology that will help them achieve their missions and do their best work. And because we’re born and built in the cloud, we’re truly able to connect to everything. Today with 5,500+ applications, we deliver on not only the ability to connect people and technologies, we also are able to extend the learnings from across our vast ecosystem to enhance our network effects – enabling thousands of organizations to benefit from the power of smarter, richer authentication.”
The Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide evaluates “solutions in software or hardware appliance form factors, or as a service to meet customer requirements for access control to applications and services on-premises or in private and public clouds.”
In addition to this news, Okta has seen continued momentum, including its recent customer conference, Oktane18, where the company launched Sign In with Okta, Project Onramp, API Products for One App and ThreatInsight. At Oktane18, Okta also unveiled new partnerships with VMware's Workspace ONE and Workplace by Facebook. Okta also continues to expand globally, recently announcing that it will be doubling the size of its San Jose office and opening new offices in Washington, D.C., Paris and Stockholm.
According to Gartner, “Leaders in the access management market generally have significant customer bases. They provide feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use-case needs. Leaders also show evidence of strong vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery; and they show evidence of how access management plays a role in a collection of related or adjacent product offerings. Leaders typically demonstrate solid customer satisfaction with overall access management capabilities, the sales process, and/or related service and support.”
“When we look at the results, we see Gartner’s recognition as an affirmation of why more than 4,700 organizations rely on the Okta Identity Cloud to secure their extended enterprise and transform their customers’ experiences,” said Ryan Carlson, Chief Marketing Officer, Okta. “The success of our customers is — and has always been — our top priority at Okta. We view our repeated placement as a Leader in Gartner’s research as clear and continued validation of that focus. Our customers count on the Okta Identity Cloud to securely connect them to any technology, and we take our responsibility to our customers seriously. We’re squarely focused on enabling every organization to be more productive, secure and connected — and will continue to put our customers first as we lead the market.”
For a complimentary copy of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, please visit: https://www.okta.com/resources/access-management-leader-gartner-magic-quadrant/.
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