Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced that the company has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019, a report published by Forrester Research, Inc. The research was authored by Dr. Chase Cunningham and published on October 29, 2019. A complimentary version of the report can be found here.
In the Forrester report, Okta earned the highest possible scores across half of the criteria upon which it was evaluated including “network security,” “people/workforce security,” “automation and orchestration,” “manageability and usability,” “ZTX vision and strategy,” “ZTX advocacy,” “customers investing in portfolio,” and “portfolio growth rate.” Okta's vendor profile states:
“Since acquiring ScaleFT in the latter part of 2018, Okta has invested heavily to extend the fabric for security-focused infrastructures outward to the end user and inward for the infrastructure itself. The vendor’s approach to Zero Trust enablement is bound to user identity. Leveraging the connectivity and control the ScaleFT offering brings to the network pillar of ZTX, the vendor extends enterprise security controls outward to the network edge, be it on premise, off premise, in the cloud, or at the local coffee shop.”
The proliferation of cloud and mobile technology has given rise to the Zero Trust security model. As the traditional network perimeter has eroded, organizations are looking to a new paradigm for security, grounded in identity – ensuring that the right users have the right access to the right resources, at the right time.
“In the past year we’ve focused on making Zero Trust a reality for organizations. We believe Okta’s position as a Leader in the Forrester Zero Trust Wave provides further validation that comprehensive security requires an identity-centric approach,” said Ryan Carlson, Chief Marketing Officer, Okta. “Organizations are recognizing that the security of their employees, customers, and contractors very much depends upon protecting the identities of those users through Okta. With the launch of Okta Access Gateway and Okta Advanced Server Access earlier this year, we’re continuing to invest in the security of our customers by extending the power of the Okta Identity Cloud to even more critical resources.”
Okta’s placement as a Leader in this report adds to the continued momentum for the company. Earlier this quarter, Okta announced a number of new features at its inaugural Okta Showcase event in San Francisco, including Okta DynamicScale and Okta SecurityInsights. Okta also recently announced a strategic partnership with Atlassian to accelerate enterprises moving to the cloud.
For a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers, Q4 2019, please visit Okta's website.
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 6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 7,000 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.