New Okta cloud tools aim to elevate identity access management (IAM)

by | Nov 10, 2022 | Technology

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Today’s workforce has no boundaries. Organizations are no longer stocked with full-time employees — they have a much larger ecosystem comprising a variety of contractors and partners.

Ultimately, this means that more devices, from more locations, are accessing company resources than ever before. 

“In this boundaryless world, not only do you have to secure access to these resources from outside your own network and your own organizational boundary, but you have to be able to govern access to them,” said Sagnik Nandy, President and CDO for workforce identity at Okta. 

And, traditionally, companies have often invested in disjointed tools — and then quickly and unfortunately discovered that they aren’t able to keep pace with modern business. 

“It requires too many custom integrations and handoffs, and also results in a poor user experience, which, in turn, hampers user adoption,” said Nandy. “Siloes and low-adoption rates limit visibility, and the security holes persist.”

This is the quandary that Okta aims to solve with Okta Workforce Identity Cloud. The company unveiled the customizable customer identity tool at its annual Oktane22 conference this week. 

Avoiding identity siloes

The Workforce Identity Cloud provides a single control plane giving IT and security teams the ability to manage identity across enterprise resources and users, “which has become more and more challenging in a boundaryless world,” said Nandy.

The tool unifies the “three pillars of modern identity managemen …

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