Okta vs OneLogin
Last updated: March 30, 2017
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OneLogin provides the fastest path to identity management in the cloud with an on-demand solution consisting of single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, directory integration, user provisioning and a catalog with thousands of pre-integrated applications.
Latest news about Okta and OneLogin:
30.03.17. OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication service OneLogin rolled out a new version of its mobile app that uses machine learning to determine your typical usage patterns and only asks you for a second factor when it determines that it’s absolutely necessary. Most MFA algorithms are rather rigid. If you’re on the network at work, you get asked for a password. If you’re not, you get asked for a second factor, but he says, it should be much more subtle than that, understanding how users access the network. The latest version of OneLogin OTP is designed to fix that. If you log in regularly from your home on the same laptop, after several times the system will learn that this is a common location and device, and you will be allowed onto the network without a second factor.
09.11.16. OneLogin acquires Sphere Secure Workspace to gain mobile management. Cloud identity management provider OneLogin has acquired Sphere Secure Workspace to add mobile device management to their identity-driven security model. Sphere provides a container approach to mobile security where your work content is separated from your personal content inside a virtual container on a single device. This is not a new approach by any means, but it gives OneLogin entree into the light-weight mobile device management space. With Sphere, the company simply blows away the container when an employee leaves a company or loses a device, and the person’s other content remains intact. It gives the employee access to work content in a more secure way with a single log-in, while protecting the personal content.
23.03.16. Enterprise identity management leader Okta expands partnership with Box. Cloud identity management and mobility management provider Okta announced a partnership with Box to support device-level security for the Box mobile app. Okta and Box have a long history together but this expands the friendship. The new solution will allow to apply a set of policies on the device, such as requiring a device PIN before you can use any of the managed apps. Okta’s EMM solution also includes integrated identity across participating apps with Single Sign-On (SSO) along with unified provisioning across all devices, according to the company.
09.09.15. Identity management provider Okta gets $75M. Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced a $75 million round. Okta was valued at $1.2 billion in this deal, meaning it has entered the hallowed halls of the Unicorn club. While being a Unicorn isn’t what it once was, it still is meaningful and a big step for Okta, which has been trying to move beyond pure identity management into areas like security, mobile device management and two-factor identification. The company has been growing 100 percent year over year and as such they were burning through cash. This puts money in the bank and allows them to buy small strategic companies if they become available.
11.11.14. Okta launches Mobile Device Management solution. Okta, which is known as a cloud identity management platform, makes a leap to mobile device management, announcing a new product called Okta Mobility Management that provides a simple way to separate work and personal data, giving IT controls they need over work content without compromising personal content on the phone. Why Okta wants to combine identity management and mobile device management? Until now, if you wanted to use Okta on a mobile device, you would have to go through a web interface to access your company apps. This wasn’t terribly efficient, so Okta created a simple way to get native apps loaded on an employee device, while providing the same single sign-on capability they were getting from a web interface.
10.06.14. Okta gets $75 million to develop cloud identity management solution. Cloud-based identity management provider Okta took in $75 million in a series E financing round, bringing total funding to $155 million. Okta allows companies to manage who has access to what in its internal network with its cloud-based service that functions as an IT monitoring tool. After signing up for the service, a user can install Okta’s on-premise software and tie it in with his Active Directory or other network tracking services, said Okta COO Frederic Kerrest. From there, a company can then configure its cloud services to use Octa so the software can communicate back to the cloud, thus blanketing a company’s cloud infrastructure with the same information the administrators already set up in their original firewall. Okta is not the only company creating identity management tools, as legacy companies like IBM and Oracle and several startups have their own offerings as well. But Okta seems to be the hottest company on this market right now.
2011. VMWare launches single sign-on service. As known, the main problems with SaaS-apps arise not with users, but with IT administrators, because they are losing control over what's happening. Because of this, they resist the SaaS implementation, claiming in particular, that they can't control authentication data across multiple SaaS services. To solve this problems, the new class of services appeared - SSO (Single Sign-on services). We have already reviewed one of them - OneLogin. There are some others, but all of them are semi-startups, which can't fully satisfy the IT staff. And finally there is a solution from the solid company - VMware Horizon App Manager.
2010. OneLogin - Single sign-on for SaaS apps. Thanks to SaaS technology, a large number of business applications have appeared. Now companies can use multiple applications from different vendors (not just from Microsoft). But along with the wide variety of applications the problems of their integration and a single sign-on have come. Various platforms, marketplaces and SaaS associations are intended to solve these problems: Force.com, Intuit Partner Program, Google Apps Marketplace. OneLogin also tries to solve the single sign-on problem in simple and ingenious way. It is the centrally-administered username / password database + browser plugin, which makes working with a large number of SaaS applications very convenient.