Growth continues at rapid pace with new customers and expanded
deployments of the Okta Identity Cloud by the City of Oakland, Dentsu
Aegis, Docker, FICO, Hitachi, Mattel, Palo Alto Networks and Warner
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced new or expanded deployments with Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services, City of Oakland, Dentsu Aegis, Docker,
FICO, Hitachi, Leicester City Football Club, Mattel, Medallia,
MM.LaFleur, Palo Alto Networks, Plan International, Sift Science,
TechSoup, ThoughtWorks, Warner Music Group and Wickr.
“Today, in order to succeed and stay at the forefront of their
industries, every company has to utilize the best technologies available
— whether they’re facilitating workflows or making sure every
interaction with their customers or users is simple and secure,” said
Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “Okta’s
vision is to enable any organization to use any technology, and we’re
proud that leaders across all industries — from Leicester City Football
Club and Warner Music Group to the City of Oakland and Mattel — are
choosing the Okta Identity Cloud to help manage and secure their
extended enterprise, and to transform their customers’ experiences.”
In Q1, Okta grew its paying customer base to more than 4,700
organizations. The company announced that new Q1 FY2019 customers City
of Oakland, Leicester City Football Club, MM.LaFleur, Plan
International, Sift Science, TechSoup, Warner Music Group and Wickr have
chosen the Okta Identity Cloud to securely connect their people and
In addition, the company announced successful and expanded deployments
with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dentsu Aegis, Docker,
FICO, Hitachi, Mattel, Medallia, Palo Alto Networks and ThoughtWorks.
Last year, Okta also welcomed CBRE, City of Las Vegas, Emirates,
Fidelity National Financial, Intercom, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Snowflake
Computing, State of Arizona and Workfront as new customers.
Okta’s customer wins come amidst continued momentum for the company,
including recent product innovations unveiled at Oktane18. Okta
which will leverage a new set of contextual access management features
to enable organizations to replace the use of passwords with stronger
authentication for employees, partners and customers; and Sign
In with Okta, giving developers an alternative to SAML and
simplifying single sign-on for IT admins. Okta also announced
partnerships with VMware
by Facebook, as well as the Onramp
initiative, which allows IT admins to find, test, set up and give
their workers access to and secure their data in apps and services with
one click from the Okta Integration Network.
Earlier this year, Okta was recognized by Gartner Inc. as a Leader in
the “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2017.” Okta also
recently received a Leader placement in The Forrester Wave™:
Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017.
“It’s not just companies that have to evolve and think of themselves as
technology companies — countries, states and cities like the City of
Oakland need to transform themselves as well,” said Andrew Peterson,
Chief Information and Technology Officer, City of Oakland. “We know that
identity management plays a key role in making that transformation
happen. After evaluating several modern cloud identity providers, we
decided on the Okta Identity Cloud to help us modernize IT. We plan to
deploy Okta Universal Directory and Lifecycle Management with advanced
HR-driven IT provisioning and look forward to the partnership.”
“Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of 40,000 passionate people across five
continents and 66 countries — all focused on innovating around the way
brands are built. We offer best-in-class expertise and capabilities in
media, digital and creative communications services. Using best-of-breed
technologies is key to our success,” said Dominic Shine, Chief
Technology Officer, Dentsu Aegis. “The Okta Identity Cloud enables us to
connect our people to the applications, devices and data they need to do
their best work for our clients, as we all navigate this new, complex
“FICO has been using Okta since 2013 to provide employees with safe and
seamless access to our business-critical applications in the cloud.
Recently we’ve expanded our use of Okta to provide FICO clients with
secure access to their data and advanced analytic solutions,” said Claus
Moldt, Chief Information Officer, FICO.
“Plan International is a child rights and humanitarian organization
working to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. We work
together with children, young people, our supporters and partners to
strive for a just world. Since we were founded in 1937, we’ve continued
to grow. To maintain this growth, we have adopted an increasing number
of cloud applications and technologies,” said Gareth Evans, Global IT
Architect, Plan International. “Okta will enable us to provide our
people with secure, seamless access to those tools, so we can focus on
what we do best — empower children and drive change.”
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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 4,700
organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack,
Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to securely connect their
people and technology.
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Source: Okta, Inc.
Jenna Kozel King