M&A is a way of life for DJO Global. Thanks to Okta, manual provisioning is not.
John Iraci: DJO is a worldwide, global manufacturer of orthopedic products. We're in most major European countries. We're just starting to open up offices in China and India. We've got twenty-three locations worldwide now, so we definitely have a large global presence. DJO acquires two to four companies a year. We're doing a lot of integration work, so I need to make sure my team is working on the value ad work which is the integrations and bringing new systems up as appropriate to the business and not spending a lot of time on operations and maintenance and the low hanging fruit type of stuff.
The role of identity management within DJO is pretty important. As you can imagine with buying, or acquiring, this many companies over the years, we have a lot of legacy systems, and it's a challenge for the users to be able to get to these applications when they do it infrequently, so when we looked at Okta and other products on the market, we saw it as a huge win for our user base -that they would not have to worry about the law gains, and not only for the business apps, but now we put up all the HR apps that they need to go to for their healthcare, for their dental care, for their 401K, and give them access to all those applications right in one central portal.
In another driving force for me to look at, identity access management was a regulation that was under, which is HIPAA, PCI, or FDA regulated, et cetera. There's a lot of pressure on us to make sure we on-board it, and especially off-board people correctly. We get audited on that like most companies that are regulated, so that's pretty important, and that process, up til now, has been manual, and that's on of the things that we're looking to automate heavily with Okta.
A couple of ways that we want to leverage Okta in the future is ... one is with mobile native applications. We have a big initiative within the company to roll out mobile applications early in Q1 Q2 of 2014, and that's come from our CEO. He wants those rolled out to make the sales force lives a lot easier.
The second way is provisioning and de-provisioning. It's something that's real important, we're audited on that. We have to make sure that when the user leaves the company that the accounts are terminated properly and timely, and we think that that's a good way to do it. Also, providing another layer of security, which goes along with de-provisioning. Once we kill the active directory account, essentially, since everything is embedded in the portal, the user won't have access any longer, so that helps with our security posture.
The flexibility and ease of use with Okta is what eventually drove us to using the product. Once our developer got his hands on it and was able to show us that within minutes and hours we could have things up and running -it was a pretty easy decision after that. Most products are weeks and months and lots of configuration, lots of programming. In this day and age, I think those days are over with. It's rapid deployment, rapid value, a rapid time to value, is what's important, and we saw that with the Okta product right away.
DJO Global is a world-wide manufacturer of orthopedic products. They have 23 locations, and acquire 2–4 new companies each year, so there are a lot of identities to manage and and lot of integration work to do. Okta not only helps integrate legacy systems from their acquisitions, but also helps them manage all of their employees' login information. Further, there is a lot of pressure to onboard and offboard employees correctly because of HIPAA, PCI, and FDA regulations. This process was manual before Okta, but now identity management is quick and easy with the Okta platform.