Integrates Okta API Access Management with Industry-Leading API
Adds NGINX to Existing Okta Integration Network Partners - Amazon Web
Services, Google Cloud (Apigee), Kong, MuleSoft, Software AG and Tyk
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2018--
Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity
for the enterprise, today announced its continued expansion in the API
gateway ecosystem, adding NGINX to the Okta Integration Network along
with other industry leaders Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud
(Apigee), Kong, MuleSoft, Software AG and Tyk. With these partnerships,
Okta can provide API Access Management for many of the API industry’s
leading gateways, helping organizations secure enterprise data while
also enabling developers to focus on building incredible user
“APIs open new business opportunities and revenue streams as
organizations transform their infrastructure and connect services, but
we’ve also seen the dangers of poorly managed access controls play out
in headlines,” said Chuck Fontana, Vice President, Okta Integrations and
Strategic Partnerships, Okta. “While APIs offer even more opportunities
to get important work done faster, it's not just employees who have
access to sensitive company and customer information via these new
services: it’s also partners and customers. By integrating to and
working closely with industry-leading API gateways, we can bolster
security for organizations through access controls, ultimately enabling
them to tackle the new business and development challenges and
opportunities brought on by opening these APIs.”
Organizations are building and opening APIs to deploy new services and
applications. As the API economy continues to gain momentum, business
leaders need a way to control access to those open gateways to ensure
only the right people and services are able to consume them – from
internal infrastructure, to partner services, to customer-facing
applications. APIs are in the blindspot of most security and compliance
teams, particularly as developers move fast to deployment. According to
global research and advisory firm Gartner: “The full life cycle API
management space is rapidly evolving to include support for managing
microservices, as well as support for hybrid models that link
on-premises to cloud (and multicloud). At the same time, security
remains a key concern, with our customer survey showing that API access
control is seen as the top requirement, with API protection also
Okta API Access Management helps organizations lock down their APIs
across multiple gateway instances and control user access to APIs with
the full context of the identity and security profile. By partnering
with leading API gateway providers, Okta can help developers control who
is accessing their data-as-a-service APIs, especially since many API
security incidents have taken the form of data breaches.
NGINX, the latest gateway provider to join the Okta Integration Network,
powers half of the world’s busiest sites and applications. Its
all-in-one NGINX Plus load balancer, content cache, web server, and API
gateway includes features designed to reduce complexity in architecting
modern applications. When combined with Okta API Access Management,
developers can simply configure and scale fast, without worrying about
“As companies modernize application architectures, APIs become a
critical way of connecting, scaling, and monetizing new digital
services. NGINX helps deliver these modern apps and APIs. In fact, more
than 40% of the tens of millions of NGINX Plus instances deployed
function as an API gateway,” said Sidney Rabsatt, VP of Product
Management, NGINX. “Although API gateways are a critical element of API
management, additional security, authentication, and access controls are
needed. We’re excited to partner with Okta to extend those capabilities
to NGINX Plus and help ensure our joint customers aren’t affected by API
For more information about how to leverage Okta API Access Management
with one of these API gateway leaders, visit Okta.com/api-gateway.
*Gartner, Inc., Critical Capabilities for Full Life Cycle API
Management, Mark O’Neill and Paolo Malinverno, 1 May 2018.
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Jenna Kozel King