New Integration DeliversAdvanced Security and Employee
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, and VMware,
Inc. (NYSE:VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, today
announced a partnership and integration between VMware Workspace ONE and
the Okta Identity Cloud, intending to enable customers to easily and
more securely move to the cloud, leverage existing technology
investments and simplify IT management.
Organizations today need to empower their employees to work from
anywhere, on any device. As the proliferation of apps and devices
continues, access to data must be granted only after validating the
user, device, application and network information. In this Zero Trust
framework, organizations are rethinking how to protect data while also
delivering a great employee experience.
VMware Workspace ONE, an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform,
combines best-in-class unified endpoint management capabilities with the
most comprehensive device compliance and conditional access, and enables
users to have simple and more secure access to business apps through an
easy-to-use experience. The Okta Identity Cloud is a leader in enabling
organizations to manage their extended enterprise users and helping them
build personalized and secure customer-facing applications. Bringing
together these technologies enables customers to benefit from improved
choice and flexibility as they provide employees with a central, secure
hub to access all the apps, services, and devices for digital workspace
“Businesses need to equip their employees with the best tools and ensure
their data is secure while doing so. As a result, IT leaders not only
have to connect to and manage a variety of cloud apps and on-premises
solutions, they also need to balance ease of use and security,” said
Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “That’s why
organizations of every size and in every region have looked to us to
solve their most complex identity challenges. Together with VMware,
we’ll offer our mutual customers a complete digital workspace
experience, to enable every organization to adopt and secure the
technologies they need to do their most impactful work.”
“A digital workspace platform can provide the freedom and efficiency for
employees to choose how and where they want to work. However, delivering
a great end-user experience and security across a variety of device
platforms while leveraging existing investments remains a challenge.
We’re excited to partner with Okta to deliver advanced identity
capabilities for the digital workspace, and empower customers with
maximum choice and the flexibility needed to get the job done,” said
Noah Wasmer, Senior Vice President and General Manager, End-User
Computing, VMware. “At VMware, we believe in delivering leading
solutions for our customers in this increasingly complex and largely
heterogeneous environment, and this partnership gives mutual customers
of VMware and Okta the best of both worlds.”
Advanced identity and security for the digital workspace
combining deep identity management from Okta with VMware’s leadership in
digital workspace, the two companies will cover the full lifecycle for a
user, regardless of device, app or data. The partnership enables product
integration and support for customers including:
- Deep contextual access management capabilities to enable
intelligent access decisions: Okta’s user-centric access control
layer combined with VMware’s device-centric access control layer and
intelligence enables customers to easily manage mobile devices, cloud
applications, on-premises solutions and data or resources for anyone
who interacts with the customer’s technology. Customers can define
rules in Okta’s policy framework to process signals — including
credentials, device, location, network and the protocol of the app or
browser — and intelligently make access decisions.
- Enhanced user experience and application access: Leveraging
Okta’s SAML applications inside of Workspace ONE will offer customers
choice and increased flexibility, with a seamless passwordless user
experience, delivering a consistent and more secure user experience.
Increased choice and flexibility through Workspace ONE and the Okta
In the future, leveraging Okta’s 5,500+ app and
IT infrastructure integrations, as well as Okta’s self-service
capabilities, will give Workspace ONE customers choice and increased
flexibility, empowering employees with a seamless user experience with
the technologies they have invested in.
VMware and Okta experts are trained and equipped with co-branded
interoperability documentation to support customers as they deploy these
solutions together, working hand in hand to deliver consistent and more
secure user experiences for customers both now and in the future.
“JetBlue’s mission is to bring humanity back to air travel. At JetBlue,
we aim to deliver a personal, helpful and simple travel experience, and
that’s not possible without working closely with our technology partners
to increase crewmember efficiency, empower our crewmembers and engage
with our customers in secure, highly personalized ways. VMware has been
an incredible strategic partner over the years, enabling us to not only
increase productivity, but security as well — especially as we adopt
more cloud applications, and as our technology infrastructure has become
more complex. We’re confident the partnership with Okta will only
bolster our solution, and the secure experience for our crewmembers,”
said Eash Sundaram, Executive Vice President, Chief Digital and
Technology Officer, JetBlue.
“At Adobe we are changing the world through digital experiences — this
pertains to our customers as well as our employees,” said Den Jones,
Director of Enterprise Security, Adobe. “We look forward to utilizing
the integration between VMware and Okta to help offer our employees a
seamless experience, giving them access to corporate resources through a
unified enterprise identity and mobility suite — a key component of our
overarching zero-trust enterprise network strategy.”
For more information about the Okta and VMware integration visit: https://www.okta.com/partners/vmware/.
VMware software powers the world’s complex digital infrastructure. The
company’s compute,cloud, mobility, networking and security
offerings provide a dynamic and efficient digital foundation to over
500,000 customers globally, aided by an ecosystem of 75,000 partners.
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Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage
their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences.
With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and
infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt
the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 4,350
organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack,
Teach for America and Twilio trust Okta to securely connect their people
VMware and Workspace ONE are registered trademarks or trademarks of
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Okta, Okta, Inc. and other references to Okta products and services
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Jenna Kozel King
Strategies for VMware
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