Okta Acquires ScaleFT to Bring Zero Trust to the Enterprise
Acquisition will further identity leader’s innovation in contextual access management
As the proliferation of applications and devices continues, the network
perimeter is disappearing and organizations must rethink how they secure
their extended enterprises — employees, contractors and partners.
Organizations of every size are realizing the criticality of moving to a
“Companies have realized they can no longer trust their network and have
to understand device security — instead of trusting everyone behind a
firewall, now IT and security leaders must trust no one, inside or
outside the organization. To help our customers increase security while
also meeting the demands of the modern workforce, we’re acquiring
ScaleFT to further our contextual access management vision — and ensure
the right people get access to the right resources for the shortest
amount of time,” said Frederic Kerrest, Chief Operating Officer and
Founded in 2015, ScaleFT is a pioneer in
Making Zero Trust a reality for
- Centralizing identity and access control via Single Sign-On (SSO):
Oktaunifies identity infrastructure for IT to reduce account management complexity, while also providing access for users to eliminate passwords while simplifying access. With the Okta Identity Cloud, customers can mitigate risk and reduce identity sprawl by restricting access to services via intelligent SAML connections.
- Ensuring strong authentication across all services via Multi-factor
Oktacustomers can enable ‘MFA Everywhere’ through the Okta Integration Network’s over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, and extend coverage to on-premises applications via support for RADIUS, RDP, ADFS and LDAP. Ultimately, Oktaempowers organizations to make intelligent, contextual access decisions based on device and connection attributes.
- Reducing attack surfaces through automated provisioning and
deprovisioning: Automated provisioning and deprovisioning via
Oktaaccelerates consistent onboarding, while eliminating orphan accounts. Oktaalso offers complete lifecycle management to ensure people have the right level of access to the right applications at the right time.
- Providing visibility and response to credential compromise and
account takeover attacks: With a centralized view into all
authentication data across cloud, mobile and on-premises applications,
Oktahelps its customers to identify unusual and suspicious behaviors and quickly take action to mitigate threats.
“As an organization,
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expectations, plans, and prospects including expectations relating to
the benefits that will be derived from this transaction. These
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subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking
statements including, without limitation, the risk of adverse and
unpredictable macro-economic conditions and risks related to integration
of the companies. All forward-looking statements in this press release
are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof,
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