identity management

  • Google Cloud acquires cloud identity management company Bitium

    Google Cloud acquires cloud identity management company Bitium

    Google Cloud announced today that it has acquired Bitium, a company that focused on offering enterprise-grade identity management and access tools, such as single-sign on, for cloud-based applications. This will basically help Google better manage enterprise cloud customer implementation across an organization, including doing things like setting security levels and access policies for… Read More

  • Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Identity management startup ForgeRock snags $88 million Series D

    Used to be when we thought about identity as it relates to computers and software, it involved a person logging into an application or service. Increasingly though, you also have machines and sensors attempting to authenticate as they access your systems. That creates complications for identity management vendors because instead of managing thousands or tens of thousands of identities, it… Read More

  • Okta makes 2FA standard for all customers as it opens Oktane customer conference

    Okta makes 2FA standard for all customers as it opens Oktane customer conference

    There was a time when two-factor identification (2FA) was nice to have, but times have changed as hackers get ever more sophisticated and users need whatever edge they can get. Perhaps that’s why Okta, the cloud identity company that went public earlier this year, announced that it’s making 2FA the standard for all its customers. They made the announcement at their annual… Read More

  • Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Former CIA operative Valerie Plame says privacy is precious — and she should know

    Back in 2003, Valerie Plame was working for the CIA overseas trying to protect the world from rogue nuclear proliferation. Unbeknownst to her, she was about to become a pawn in a dangerous political game between the CIA and the Bush White House. It eventually escalated to the point where her identity was publicly exposed by an unnamed White House source as a covert operative. Read More

  • Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta pops as Wall Street continues to take a shine to the enterprise

    Okta came out of the gate strong today in its Wall Street debut, attracting the type of institutional investors CEO Todd McKinnon says should be around for the long haul. This IPO comes at a time when Wall Street appears ready to embrace enterprise technology companies. Read More

  • OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    OneLogin brings some smarts to multi-factor authentication

    Multi-factor authentication or MFA is designed to protect your identity by forcing you to enter a second independent security method to determine it’s really you. Yet like every security system, there is a fine-line between usability and safety. That’s why OneLogin rolled out a new version of its mobile MFA tool today that uses machine learning to determine your typical usage… Read More

  • Okta acquihires Stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and APIs

    Okta acquihires Stormpath, doubles down on identity in apps and APIs

    Okta, the $1.2 billion identity management startup for enterprises that some tip for an IPO this year, has made an acquisition of sorts to expand one of its newer lines of business: managing IDs across APIs and apps. Today the San Francisco-based company announced that it has picked up the team from Stormpath, an early mover in providing a way for developers to implement authentication… Read More

  • Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

    Facebook rolls out safer logins with a security key

    No one wants to hand over their account to a hacker. Today, Facebook is adding a new feature that will help protect users from getting their accounts compromised. Facebook users can now use a security key to authenticate their identity during the login process. If you use a security key, hackers won’t be able to get into your Facebook account, even if they have your username and… Read More

  • Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta extends identity management to APIs

    Okta announced it was bringing identity management to APIs today at its Oktane customer conference in Las Vegas. For a long time, Okta was about connecting people with cloud applications such as ServiceNow, Salesforce or Office 365. A couple of years ago, the company extended that capability to enable customers to control the devices where employees could access those cloud… Read More