The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017

Okta Named a Leader, Ranks Highest in Both “Current Offering” and “Strategy” in Forrester IDaaS Report

Forrester has named Okta a Leader in its research “The Forrester Wave: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017.” The report evaluates seven Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) providers across strategy, market presence and current offering, and Okta was positioned as a Leader in the research, earning the highest ranking in both “current offering” and “strategy.”


According to Forrester, “The IDaaS Market is growing because more Security & Risk (S&R) professionals see IAM, and specifically IDaaS, as a way to ensure users have the appropriate level of application access. It’s also growing because S&R pros increasingly trust IDaaS providers to act as strategic partners who help solve their various challenges involving identity and access.”

“Okta offers a comprehensive IDaaS platform with provisioning and API management. The meta-directory design of the solution offers comprehensive directory management, access policy administration, and easy-to-use schema mapping between its cloud directory and endpoints.”

Forrester’s ranking follows a history of steady industry recognition for Okta. In June 2017, Gartner Inc. named Okta a Leader in its inaugural Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide.** Okta was recognized with this placement in Gartner’s new research after maintaining its position as the only company to appear in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide report for three consecutive years.

Thousands of customers and millions of people use Okta every day. Okta’s placement as a Leader comes amid continued momentum for the company, including global expansion with new offices in Toronto and Sydney, a new Chief Security Officer, a new General Manager of EMEA, and sustained product updates and innovation. At Oktane17 in August, Okta unveiled enhancements to its Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication and Universal Directory offerings, and introduced expanded APIs, new developer product capabilities and a new Developer Edition for customer identity.

For more information, please download the full Forrester report.

Read more about the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management here:

*The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017, Forrester Research, Inc., 17 November 2017.

**Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, Gregg Kreizman and Anmol Singh, 7 June 2016.

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