Program Offers Free Identity Tools to Jump-Start Entrepreneurs and
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2017--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced the launch of Okta for Startups, a
program offering the Okta Identity Cloud to entrepreneurs and small
businesses for free for one year.
“Founding a company is hard. And it’s even harder when you have to build
a business model for something that hasn’t been done before, or that
you’re trying to differently – all while getting your core systems up
and running,” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta
for Startups, we’ll enable new and growing companies to focus on what’s
most important when you’re getting started – your core business and
customers – by making it easy (and free) to build a foundation of
identity and access management into your app or company infrastructure.”
Today, thousands of organizations use the Okta Identity Cloud as the
connective tissue that secures both their employee and partner
ecosystem, as well as their customer-facing offerings. Within an
organization, the Okta Identity Cloud makes it easy to manage and secure
the rapidly growing network of people, applications and devices
connected to a business. For developers and business leaders building
new or improving existing customer experiences, Okta also makes it easy
to add the same level of security and user management into any web or
mobile application through its API offerings.
Now with Okta for Startups, young and developing organizations will be
able to use both Okta’s employee- and customer-facing identity tools for
up to 25 employees, contractors and partners through the Okta Identity
Cloud for free. In addition, organizations will also have the option to
use Okta’s APIs as the identity and authentication layer of their
customer apps for up to 25,000 monthly active users.
“Our mission at Agile Stacks is to make it easier for organizations to
quickly implement a full stack DevOps automation for cloud environments.
We’ve been growing quickly since we started a little over a year ago,
and as we continue to expand, we sought innovative partners to help us
build a scalable, secure infrastructure of our own,” said Igor Mameshin,
CTO at Agile Stacks. “Programs like Okta for Startups are critical for
young companies like us as they provide founders with the best tools
available on the market for free or at a low cost – allowing us to use
Okta to power our authentication layer and user store as a foundational
piece of our application so we can focus our precious resources on
innovation, business strategy and differentiation.”
“We’re focused on changing the way people work at People.ai – taking the
manual work off of sales and creating sales and marketing alignment
based on real data and intelligence,” said Oleg Rogynskyy, CEO at
People.ai. “As a growing company ourselves, we looked for innovative
partners to help us take care of the behind-the-scenes work of our own
infrastructure and security so we can focus on growing our business. Y
Combinator, which we graduated from in 2016, taught us to spend our
cycles on the things that will help us to go from vision to reality –
and being able to partner with world class solutions like Okta allow us
to do just that.”
For more information about Okta for Startups, email OktaforStartups@okta.com.
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the
world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to
their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over
5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access
from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th
Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe trust
Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers
fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the
technologies they need to do their most significant work.
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Source: Okta, Inc.
Jenna Kozel King