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Okta Advances Business Application Authentication With New Services

May 24, 2018 / Sean Michael Kerner

With new and improved contextual awareness capabilities, paired with analytics, Okta is aiming to help enable the password-less future for authentication. Enterprise identity management vendor Okta announced a series of new products and updates on May 23 that aim to advance the state of access security. Among the new and updated products announced is Sign In with Okta, a secure authentication system for app providers. Okta is also updating its Adaptive Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) offerings with new device context capabilities. Going a step further, Okta's platform now provides the capability for secure, password-less authentication as well. "The ability to go password-less is based on contextual access management signals including device context, location context, network context and now also ThreatInsight to responsibly allow organizations to eliminate the password for their users," Joe Diamond, Okta's director of security product marke...