Okta vs Ping Identity


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Okta
Support enterprise-wide identity management across any app, user or device with Okta - a future-proof cloud service designed for maximum ROI & ease of use. A secure, reliable cloud service for today’s hybrid IT reality. Comprehensive Identity Management that has no alternatives. Across All Apps, Users and Devices. Easy-to-use, Superior ROI. Integrated, Future Proof
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Ping Identity
Ping Identity offers secure single sign-on for your employees from any device and gives IT one dashboard to manage user access for all applications. Provisioning is available for popular apps such as Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Concur, WebEx, Box, Office 365 and more.
Comparing Okta vs Ping Identity is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Ping Identity has more user-friendly interface than Okta because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Okta is more popular than Ping Identity

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Okta launches free service for startups (in 2017)
- Okta makes 2-factor authentication standard for all customers (in 2017)
- Enterprise identity management leader Okta expands partnership with Box (in 2016)
- Identity management provider Okta gets $75M (in 2015)
- Ping Identity adds authentication via Apple Watch (in 2015)
- Okta launches Mobile Device Management solution (in 2014)
- Identity management service Ping Identity lands $35M (in 2014)
- Okta gets $75 million to develop cloud identity management solution (in 2014)

Looks like Okta was recently more active than Ping Identity (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Okta and Ping Identity meet head to head:

2016 - Enterprise identity management leader Okta expands partnership with Box to take on Ping Identity


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.

2015 - Ping Identity adds authentication via Apple Watch to stand out over Okta


Identity management platform Ping Identity adds the ability to get your second authentication factor using an Apple Watch. The idea behind the platform is to put identity at the center of the security model and enable users — whether employees, partners or customers — to have access to applications, regardless of the device, based on who they are. You sign on to Ping, then your watch buzzes. You activate it and tap the sign on card on your Watch. It’s a clever way of using the Watch in a useful way to simplify security.