What is SAML?

From CRMs for salespeople to invoice systems for accountants, the proliferation of SaaS web apps has made life easier for many employees. However, even the adoption of the most productivity-enhancing apps can lead to unintended inefficiencies and risks. These can range from frequent “I forgot my password” calls that inundate the IT department to…

WPP, winner of Okta’s Business Innovation Of The Year Award 2020

Breaking down organisational barriers As technology evolves, clients increasingly expect more from their service providers. WPP, the largest marketing and advertising group in the world, knew that to keep its high-profile clients satisfied, it would need to offer constant availability, quick response times, and customised solutions.  For a massive…

Why the future of work in Europe is dynamic

Having lived in Denmark, Germany and the UK, I consider myself a “true European”. I’ve observed subtle differences in the working cultures of each country so was intrigued to see the results of our recent Okta YouGov research of 6,000 office workers across the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Given the backdrop of COVID-19, there is…

Putting the 8 Principles of Infrastructure Access into Practise

IT and security teams want to protect sensitive data and systems from online threats to preserve both the bottom line and their organisation’s reputation. This means securing access to cloud and on-prem infrastructure. But legacy techniques have largely failed users and IT administrators in this regard—it’s time for a modern approach. Why have…

Hello, Okta Advanced Server Access

We’re excited to launch Okta Advanced Server Access, a new product available today that brings continuous, contextual access management to secure cloud infrastructure. Advanced Server Access centralises access controls for organisations leveraging on-premises, hybrid, and cloud infrastructure in a seamless manner to mitigate the risk of credential…

What is WebAuthn?

In March 2019, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that WebAuthn is now the official web standard for password-free login. With support from a broad set of applications (Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Mobile), widespread adoption of WebAuthn is expected in coming years. In this post, we will explore the shortcomings of current…

What is Zero Trust Security?

Zero Trust security is a new strategy for keeping enterprise data secure, rooted in the idea that you can no longer rely on the network perimeter to assess trust. In a Zero Trust model, people are the new perimeter, and identity is the core of maintaining a secure environment. An evolving landscape Historically, organisations have kept their data…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Is the Same as a Password Manager

    At Okta, we are highly invested in the latest ideas and practises around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the first in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around Single Sign On. See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO. Single…

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