Okta Recognized as a Strong Performer in Zero Trust by Independent Research Firm

Receives highest possible score in “people/workforce security,”
“vision and strategy” and “market approach” criteria

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity
for the enterprise, today announced that the company has been named a
Strong Performer in The
Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018
,
a report published by Forrester Research, Inc. Okta was also top ranked
in Strategy within the Strong Performers category. The research was
authored by Dr. Chase Cunningham and published on November 8, 2018. A
complimentary version of the report can be found here.

In the Forrester report, Okta earned the highest possible score in the
evaluation criteria “people/workforce security,” “ZTX vision and
strategy” and “market approach.” The report further describes Okta’s
solution:

“Okta is skilled at securing end users and their ability to access
the network, which is a key factor for all Zero Trust strategies and
organizations. The company has spent significant time and resources to
enable easy security for end users and enterprises, and thanks to its
exceptional growth and expansion, it has a strong install base that are
‘in love’ with the solution. End users noted the system’s easy rollout
and manageability as well as the company’s focus on alignment with the
broader strategic needs of organizations that are on a Zero Trust
journey.”

In its research, Forrester describes identity as a core pillar of Zero
Trust*, noting that “organizations increasingly view identity as one of
the cornerstones of the Zero Trust security framework.”** In Forrester’s
separate evaluation of the identity space, Forrester
Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 ‘17
, Okta is named a Leader,
and earns the highest ranking in both “current offering” and “strategy”
in the report.

The rapid growth of applications and devices across the enterprise has
eroded the traditional network perimeter, forcing organizations to
reevaluate how they secure their extended enterprises. Organizations of
all sizes are recognizing the importance of implementing a Zero Trust
framework, ensuring that all users, devices and networks accessing
corporate data are continuously evaluated against a set of policies to
make contextual access decisions that define if access is legitimate. In
this world, identity becomes the key control point for determining who
can access corporate data, from where, and on what devices. By securing
and protecting all identities across an organization — employees,
contractors and partners — Okta is the foundation for a modern Zero
Trust model.

“We believe Okta’s scores in Strategy and overall recognition as a
Strong Performer in Forrester’s Zero Trust Wave further validates both
the importance of identity in a Zero Trust framework as well as Okta’s
continued investments in the space,” said Ryan Carlson, Chief Marketing
Officer, Okta. “Our customers understand the critical importance of Zero
Trust in the modern threat landscape. As an organization’s perimeter
shifts from the network to people, an identity-driven security solution
becomes the de facto platform for Zero Trust, and Okta is that solution.”

Earlier this year, Okta continued its investment in Zero Trust through
the acquisition
of Zero Trust pioneer, ScaleFT
. In the new report, Forrester notes
the significance of the move: “Okta also has invested heavily in growing
its Zero Trust network and other ZTX capabilities by acquiring ScaleFT
in the latter part of 2018.”

By incorporating ScaleFT’s Zero Trust platform into the Okta Identity
Cloud, Okta will be able to further enable customers to easily
authenticate users, devices, application and network information to
grant secure access to data.

For a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Zero Trust eXtended
(ZTX) Ecosystem Providers, Q4 2018
, please visit Okta’s
website
.

*The Forrester Tech Tide™: Identity And Access Management, Q4 2017,
Forrester Research Inc., 5 February 2018.

**Forrester’s Identity And Access Management Maturity Assessment,
Forrester Research Inc., 23 August 2018.

About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage
their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences.
With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and
infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt
the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 5,150
organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack,
Teach for America and Twilio trust Okta to securely connect their people
and technology.

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Contacts

Okta, Inc.
Jenna Kozel King
press@okta.com

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