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  • Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security

    Protecting identity could be key to enterprise security

    When you hear from people who know about security, the discussion often turns to end users, who are considered the weakest link in the security chain. While IT and the powers that be struggle to secure their networks and IP, the employees are forever screwing up succumbing to phishing scams, using weak credentials and generally causing problems for the security experts who know best — or… Read More

  • Okta expands partnership with Box to include enterprise mobility management

    Okta expands partnership with Box to include enterprise mobility management

    Okta, a company mostly known for cloud identity management, made a foray into enterprise mobility management (EMM) at the end of 2014. Today, it announced a partnership with Box to support device-level security for the Box mobile app. The company is hoping this is the start of a series of partnerships with enterprise mobile app vendors that will enable them to apply a set of policies on… Read More

  • Our 2016 Predictions For The IPO Market

    2015 was not a good year for IPOs — it was actually the worst year for tech IPOs since the financial crisis in 2009. More and more startups are opting to remain private for longer periods of time. And while we still haven’t seen any IPOs in 2016, the slowest start since 2009, eventually venture-backed companies need to go public — if only to raise additional financing to… Read More

  • The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    The 20 Best Unicorn Companies For Paying Software Engineers Top Dollar

    We pulled together all 153 unicorns currently listed on the Crunchbase Unicorn Leaderboard and then matched them up with data provided by Glassdoor to give you the top 20 highest paying startup unicorns for software engineering jobs. In our previous report, we revealed cloud-based big data company Cloudera paid the best overall. Dropbox now takes the top spot when narrowing it down to… Read More

  • Vera Joins Forces With Dropbox And Okta On Secure File Sharing

    Vera Joins Forces With Dropbox And Okta On Secure File Sharing

    Vera, a secure file transfer company announced an agreement today with Dropbox and Okta to offer customers a way to transfer files in a secure fashion from end to end. While Dropbox, Vera and Okta may sound like the beginning of Silicon Valley joke about three startups walking into a bar, the partnership is a serious attempt to attract companies who may be concerned… Read More

  • Starting Up In A Downturn
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    Starting Up In A Downturn: How Okta Built Its Enterprise Company

    In today’s tech climate – where financing sources are plentiful and investor optimism is generally high – many believe that there has been no better time to get funded and realize their startup ideas. But Todd McKinnon would tell you that the best time to start Okta was in 2009 – just a few months after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the beginning of the great… Read More

  • Okta Beefs Up Multi-Factor Authentication

    Okta Beefs Up Multi-Factor Authentication

    Okta, the company best known for cloud identity management, is introducing a new level of multi-factor authentication (MFA) that it is calling Adaptive MFA. It uses intelligence and a rules engine to determine when it’s prudent to ask for a second form of identification. By now we have all heard about the growing list of high profile breaches over the last 12-18 months. Just the… Read More

  • Okta Joins Unicorns With $75M Round And Looks Towards IPO

    Okta Joins Unicorns With $75M Round And Looks Towards IPO

    Okta, the cloud identity management company, announced a $75 million round.  Okta was valued at $1.2 billion in this deal, meaning it has entered the hallowed halls of the Unicorn club, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal. CEO Todd McKinnon told TechCrunch that actual price is a tad below that reported figure at $1.175 billion. While being a Unicorn… Read More

  • Okta Customer Research Finds Office 365 Most Used Cloud Service

    Okta Customer Research Finds Office 365 Most Used Cloud Service

    As a cloud identity management service, Okta collects tons of data about how its customers use other cloud products. Today it released its first Okta Business @ Work Report. Among the many compelling findings was that Microsoft’s Office 365 was the favorite cloud service overall so far this year. Okta is not alone in using the data it collects to generate reports. ZenDesk puts out… Read More