Industry Insight

Industry Insight

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)? 

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and is also known as two-step authentication or two-step verification. 2FA is a security measure that requires end-users to verify their identities through two types of identifiers to gain access to an application, system, or network. Think of your most recent login…

5 Key Takeaways from Our 2021 State of Zero Trust Security Report

How important is it to implement Zero Trust? We asked over 600 business and security leaders across North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)—and the overwhelming consensus is that it has become crucial. With the unprecedented shift to remote work, the adoption of new digital products and services, and the…

Your Business Growth Depends on Customer Identity

A new era of business requires new methods for increasing revenue and accelerating business growth. The best way to do this? Leveraging modern technologies and tools. Providing customers with extraordinary digital experiences is more important than ever—and customer identity and access management (CIAM) is an essential component of this.  Today,…

What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multi-Cloud?

Organizations are increasingly deploying and implementing cloud services in an effort to reduce the cost and complexity of their infrastructure while accelerating their innovation levels. And this is typically a multi-pronged approach: 92% of enterprises have deployed a multi-cloud strategy, while 80% deploy a hybrid cloud strategy. The average…

Okta Joins the ID2020 Alliance

If you’re reading this on any kind of digital device, you probably use various forms of digital identity on a regular basis. From accessing healthcare to participating in democracy to protecting our finances, modern life requires identity.  For most of us, it’s impossible to imagine how we’d live our lives without verifiable identification. Yet,…

CCPA vs. GDPR: Similarities and Differences Explained

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are laws that emerged to give individuals greater power over their personal information. Both regulate organisations that collect and use data in a variety of ways. A brief summary of the CCPA: Gives California residents increased transparency and control…

What is a Domain Name System (DNS)?

What Is the Domain Name System (DNS)?  The domain name system (DNS) makes it possible for browsers, apps, and servers to load internet resources. Think of it like a phonebook—except instead of associating a person’s name with a phone number, it maps a domain name (e.g., okta.com) to an internet protocol (IP) address that can be understood by…

What Are Containers?

Container technology—often referred to simply as “containers”—is a mechanism for packaging an application so that it can run in isolation from other processes. Getting their name from the shipping industry, containers are units of software, made up of code and dependencies, that enable applications to run quickly, reliably, and uniformly,…

Security Questions: Best Practices, Examples, and Ideas

Security questions are a common method of identity authentication—one you’ve probably encountered before. When creating an account or signing up for a service online, users will confidentially share the answers to secret questions with a provider.  Typically, these security questions and answers are used for self-service password recovery…

The Burdens of Maintaining Homegrown Customer Identity

The best digital experiences may appear effortless from the outside, but keeping web and mobile apps and portals at a market-leading standard takes a lot of work. Your development teams are likely juggling multiple products, brands, and channels, all with their own set of requirements and varying degrees of complexity. As the front door to your…

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