Okta Announces New Okta Partner Connect Specializations For Hybrid IT and Customer Identity, Highlights Global Partner Expansion
New specializations help partners become trusted advisors across every market as global channel ecosystem grows by over 400 percent
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for organizations around the world. With millions of people working remotely, companies need to ensure connectivity and security for employees and customers alike. Okta Access Gateway solves the hybrid IT access problem for enterprises, connecting on-premises legacy and custom-built applications to the Okta Identity Cloud to enable workforces to easily access every application through a centralized identity provider. With the new challenges presented by COVID-19 across industries, providing a digital customer experience through a reliable Customer Identity and Access Management service is more critical than ever before. By focusing on these two strategic areas of emphasis for global organizations, Okta is empowering partners to deliver holistic identity solutions while solving the highest priority issues for organizations today.
“The shift to remote work has made identity an indispensable component of running a successful business, and customers need a full solution, working with one trusted partner advisor,” said
Services Delivery partners are especially critical to the world’s largest organizations, providing ongoing value post-implementation. The two new Specializations are specifically designed for Services Delivery partners, and represent two rapidly growing areas of Okta’s business. Services Delivery partners who achieve these new Specializations have met Training and Certification as well as deployment requirements. They have a number of specifically certified and trained resources as well as proven success implementing Okta Access Gateway and Customer Identity and Access Management projects. Okta continues to be committed to helping partners build out their Services Delivery capabilities by further developing Specializations, along with providing other offerings, such as Okta Training at no cost, Okta Delivery Assurance, and Advisory Services.
“We at PwC are excited about the launch of the Okta Access Gateway and Customer Identity and Access Management Specializations,” said
Okta Continues Partner Momentum with an International Leap
Since launching Okta Partner Connect in 2018, the Okta global channel ecosystem has grown by over 400 percent, including all partner types (Global Systems Integrators, Solution Providers, Distributors, and Managed Service Providers). As the program goes into its third year, it continues to gain momentum through strategic National partners, Distributors, and global expansion, like the recent deepening of focus on Technology and Solution Provider partners in
“We are assured that Okta Partner Connect can help partners succeed in their business,” said
A key piece of growing business is the continued expansion of Distribution, using EMEA as a case study for success and scaling to other regions. Since
“The move to remote work is accelerating the need for smart and scalable identity management solutions,” said
“With identity and access management at the forefront of cybersecurity, Okta has become a cornerstone of our business. Since 2016, Distology has helped partners to sign up hundreds of joint customers with Okta,” said
To learn more about Okta Partner Connect, visit: https://www.okta.com/partners/
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 8,950 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile,