Customers Recognise Okta as a Gartner Peer Insights™ Customers' Choice for Access Management for the Fourth Time in a Row

Our customers are our number one priority, and we immensely value every one of our 15,000+ customers around the world. High praise and trust from our customers are Okta’s ultimate barometers for success, which is why we are incredibly proud to be named a Customers’ Choice in the 2022 Gartner® Peer Insights™ “Voice of the Customer” report for…

How Do Conditional Access Systems Work?

What is conditional access? Your organisation’s applications and resources are being accessed daily by employees located in hundreds of different locations. At the same time, hackers and other cyber criminals are looking for ways to access your sensitive data themselves, trying to exploit gaps in your authentication process. Conditional access is…

The Advantages and Benefits of Single Sign-On (SSO)

Why is SSO so important? Single sign-on (SSO) is an increasingly useful tool for companies around the world. It allows all their employees, partners and customers to access the applications and services they need, all from one set of credentials. You may already know what SSO is, but do you know why it’s so important to thousands of businesses…

5 Ways a Modern Customer Identity Solution Can Help Your Business

In this post, we explore five ways a modern CIAM solution can help improve your customer experience and operational efficiency while strengthening your defences against surging cyberthreats. Robust security and seamless user-experience rarely go hand in hand. So if you want to build exceptional digital experiences for your customers, you need to…

What is the Role of IAM in Cloud Computing?

The post-Covid-19 business world doesn’t work without cloud computing, and cloud computing doesn’t work without IAM.  As the world reacted to the global pandemic back in 2020, organisations turned to technology to enable their workforce and respond rapidly to changing customer demands. Digital transformation roadmaps, originally plotted over…

Okta Concludes its Investigation Into the January 2022 Compromise

We have concluded our investigation into the January 2022 compromise of our third-party vendor. At the outset of our investigation, we focused on a five-day window of time, between January 16 and 21, when the third-party forensic firm, engaged by our vendor Sitel, indicated that the threat actor had access to their environment. Based on that…

Why Building Customer Identity Is More Difficult Than You Think

Building a customer identity solution in-house is an option that many organisations will likely consider, but is it the right choice? In this post, we explore how outsourcing your CIAM build can improve both the customer experience and operational performance of your business. The right customer identity and access management (CIAM) solution is a…

Okta’s Investigation of the January 2022 Compromise

This update was posted at 8:50 AM, Pacific Time. ++ On March 22, 2022, nearly 24 hours ago, a number of screenshots were published online that were taken from a computer used by one of Okta’s third-party customer support engineers. The sharing of these screenshots is embarrassing for myself and the whole Okta team.  In this post, I want to provide…

Updated Okta Statement on LAPSUS$

This update was posted at 6:31 PM, Pacific Time. ++ As we shared earlier today, we are conducting a thorough investigation into the recent LAPSUS$ claims and any impact on our valued customers. The Okta service is fully operational, and there are no corrective actions our customers need to take.   After a thorough analysis of these claims, we have…

Okta Official Statement on LAPSUS$ Claims

In late January 2022, Okta detected an attempt to compromise the account of a third party customer support engineer working for one of our subprocessors. The matter was investigated and contained by the subprocessor. We believe the screenshots shared online are connected to this January event. Based on our investigation to date, there is no…

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