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  • 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

  • Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta’s New Mobile Device Management Tool Separates Work And Personal Data

    Okta, which to this point has been known as a company for managing identity in the cloud, made the leap to mobile device management today, announcing a new product called Okta Mobility Management that provides a simple way to separate work and personal data, giving IT controls they need over work content without compromising personal content on the phone. It’s not a secret that many… Read More

  • Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Okta Catches SpydrSafe In Its Enterprise Web

    Update: Okta has still not explicitly confirmed the acquisition of SpydrSafe, but its cofounder today retweeted our story about the sale after Okta unveiled a new Mobility Management service. That new product is much of what I describe below, combining Okta’s existing ID management service with a larger product that will let businesses manage permissions and security and data… Read More

  • Okta Scores $75M In Final Round Of Funding; Hopes To Go Public In A Couple Of Years

    Okta Scores $75M In Final Round Of Funding; Hopes To Go Public In A Couple Of Years

    Today, Okta, a company that offers Identity as a Service that works across on-premises applications and cloud services, announced $75M in Series E funding. CEO Todd McKinnon told me he expects this to be the final round of funding prior to going public within a couple of years. The round is being lead by Sequoia Capital. Secondary investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners… Read More

  • Salesforce Ties Together Different Platforms With New Performance Edition

    Salesforce Ties Together Different Platforms With New Performance Edition

    Salesforce.com has pulled together several of its platforms to create what it calls the Performance Edition. The new service will combine the company’s Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Salesforce Platform with Data.com, Work.com and its new identity service. Other services that are part of the package include its web-chat platform for connecting customers with customer service help and… Read More

  • Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus

    Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus

    Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus. The move comes in tandem with Dropbox’s new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and other identity providers. Dropbox for Business will replace the old name, reflecting the company’s change in focus to be more on larger business customers than teams within organizations. In… Read More

  • Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up

    Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up

    Microsoft has opened its Active Directory (AD) to general availability on Windows Azure, giving developers access to the single-sign-on service for access to the suite of Microsoft services, third-party apps and SaaS providers. Active Directory is the long-time single point of access to Microsoft Windows technologies. The Windows Azure AD compatibility means customers can provide similar… Read More

  • The Enterprise Cool Kids

    The Enterprise Cool Kids

    No, this isn’t a guest column by Aaron Levie. Though he and his startup Box, the poster child of the “sexy enterprise,” are definitely included in the bunch. “You should definitely kick Aaron off the list. Just to mess with him,” Zendesk founder Mikkel Svane commented when he heard what we were writing. With VCs voting with their feet and eschewing consumer… Read More

  • With The Rise Of New Apps, Okta Raises $25M For Identity Management Platform

    With The Rise Of New Apps, Okta Raises $25M For Identity Management Platform

    Okta has raised $25 million for its identity management platform. The Series C round was led by Sequoia Capital with all the company’s existing investors also participating. The raise brings Okta’s total investment to $52.5 million. Read More