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Here are the latest news about Okta:

07.12.17 Okta launches free service for startups


Online identity management provider Okta, which counts corporate clients like Nordstrom and government clients like the U.S. Department of Justice, said that it’s now going to let startups use its services for free. Young organizations with up to 25 employees will be able to use Okta Identity Cloud without charge for one year. CEO Todd McKinnon hopes that they’ll become corporate clients as their business grows and they’re satisfied with the secure sign-on services. There are a lot of companies in the secure sign-in space. When asked about startups like Duo or SailPoint, which recently went public, McKinnon said “they have one part of what we offer” and “we have a broad suite.” He believes Okta’s real competitors are the incumbents like IBM, Oracle, Salesforce and Computer Associates. So we may assume that Okta is now more affordable if compared vs alternatives


2017 Okta makes 2-factor authentication standard for all customers


Cloud identity provider Okta announced that it’s making 2FA the standard for all its customers. Research suggests that a large number of breaches are related to stolen or weak passwords. Okta recognizes that, so it’s implementing 2FA as a standard, presenting every user with a one-time passcode to add another layer of protection that will be harder for hackers to surface. What’s more, the company also sees the password reuse problem so it’s adding a compromised password detection tool, which can find commonly-used passwords from large, publicly-known data breaches and warn users if they are using them. It’s certainly a big step forward, and while 2FA isn’t a panacea,  it’s still better than just a username and password because it’s adding that additional layer of protection. The conclusion is that Okta becomes more secure than alternatives


2016 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.


2015 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.


2014 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.


2014 Okta gets $75 million to develop cloud identity management solution