With so many organizations pivoting to remote work processes in order to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, Okta has acquired some high-profile new clients.
One of them is consumer credit reporting specialist Equifax, which is now using the Okta Identity Cloud to secure access to internal assets for its 11,000 employees. It’s also going to use the Okta Customer Identity platform to enable secure and convenient user experiences for its partners and customers.
Equifax notoriously suffered an enormous data breach in 2017 that was found to have impacted up to 145.5 million Americans. COVID-19-related factors aside, its embrace of the Okta Identity Cloud is an appropriate step forward in terms of internal security. Okta’s platform supports a number of features including multi-factor authentication featuring biometrics, mobile push notifications, one-time passwords, and more.
Equifax isn’t Okta’s only big new customer in the private sector. LVMH, the French luxury brand, has also embraced the Okta Identity Cloud for internal identity and access management.
Meanwhile, in the public sector, the State of Illinois has contracted Okta’s services to enable the Okta Identity Cloud for a workforce of 8,000 employees, and ultimately plans to extend it to over 50,000 workers across the state to enable secure access to critical applications.
In announcing the high-profile new clients, Okta indicated that they are part of a broader wave of “strong customer momentum” that it has seen over the last quarter, with its total number of clients rising to 8,950 organizations.