Keep users productive while enabling secure, device-based access decisions
Okta Devices is a Platform Service of the Okta Identity Cloud that embeds Okta on every device to give organisations visibility into devices accessing Okta, enable contextual access decisions, and deliver a consistent, passwordless login experience for users.
Challenges with securing device-based access
Difficulty in enforcing device security as an influx of new device types access corporate resources
Employees need to be productive on any device, from anywhere. However, this needs to be done by balancing usability and security to keep end-users productive and IT/Security happy.
Data breaches as a result of weak passwords
Compromised credentials due to the use of weak passwords continue to be a pain point in securing access to both corporate apps and consumer-facing apps. Removing the requirement to enter passwords is the first step in helping to reduce account takeover and data breaches.
Lack of a consistent approach to enable passwordless auth
Each OS has its own nuances in how policies can be enforced on a device, which in turn affects the ability to deliver a “one fits all” solution to deliver passwordless auth.
Customer identity challenges
Current authentication methods diminish the user experience
Traditional user authentication mechanisms are not suited for access across devices and omni-channel authentication. Users either need to download additional mobile apps or leverage other channels to authenticate. This experience diminishes the user experience and introduces security loopholes.
Inconsistent brand experience
Consumer applications want to control the user experience at all stages of the user journey. Disjointed brand experience leads to a poor user experience.
Current authentication does not bind user and device identity
Visibility into a user’s device allows the organisation to enhance the user experience with reduced user friction and better security.