Okta Announces Q3 Customer Wins and Expanded Deployments

SAN FRANCISCO–()–Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the main unbiased supplier of id for the enterprise, as we speak introduced that new Q3 FY2018 clients CBRE, City of Las Vegas, Nordstrom and State of Arizona have chosen the Okta Identity Cloud to securely join their folks and expertise. In addition, the corporate introduced expanded deployments with Caesars Entertainment, Eventbrite, Flight Centre, Groupon and Restoration Hardware.

“For years, we’ve said that every company has to become a technology company to survive and thrive in the new cloud and mobile world. Today, retailers are moving quickly to the cloud to compete with Amazon.com, cities are finding new ways to engage with citizens online, and hospitality leaders are utilizing technology to revolutionize the way they interact with guests. Organizations of all sizes and in every industry are either adopting or building new technologies to better connect their employees, partners, customers and constituents,” mentioned Todd McKinnon, Okta CEO and co-founder. “We’re thrilled that industry-leading organizations like Nordstrom, City of Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment chose the Okta Identity Cloud as the foundation from which to drive these initiatives forward, and we look forward to making them successful.”

Organizations in each business, everywhere in the world are selecting Okta to assist handle and safe their prolonged enterprise, and to rework their clients’ experiences. In Q3, Okta grew its paying buyer base to greater than three,950 organizations, together with new or expanded deployments with Caesars Entertainment, CBRE, City of Las Vegas, Eventbrite, Flight Centre, Groupon, Nordstrom, Restoration Hardware and State of Arizona. Earlier this yr, clients equivalent to Benefit Cosmetics, Rent-A-Center, Rodan + Fields, Saks Fifth Avenue and Wyndham Worldwide additionally furthered their investments in Okta.

Okta’s buyer wins come amidst continued momentum for the corporate, together with its current Leader placement in The Forrester Wave™: Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017, international enlargement with new workplaces in Toronto and Sydney, and a brand new Chief Security Officer and General Manager of EMEA. Okta continues to innovate, asserting product updates at Oktane17: unveiling enhancements to its Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication and Universal Directory choices and introducing expanded APIs, new developer product capabilities and a brand new Developer Edition for buyer id.

Customer Quotes

“One way we try and meet our customers’ evolving needs is by adopting and utilizing innovative technologies, and equipping our team with the tools they need to be productive and effective. The Okta Identity Cloud will enable us to securely connect our team to some of those technologies, and ultimately help provide the best service to our customers,” mentioned Travis McElfresh, SVP of Technology at Nordstrom.

“Through our dining, entertainment and room offerings, Caesars Entertainment offers our customers a world-class experience,” mentioned Les Ottolenghi, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Caesars Entertainment. “Over the past year, we’ve continued our efforts to put the customer experience first by enhancing our customers’ digital journey, investing in a cloud- and mobile-first strategy and transforming our casino floor and reservation systems. We view our investments in technology as another way for us to improve our customer-facing services. With Okta, we can easily adopt and secure the technology that we need to provide the best service in our industry.”

About Okta

Okta is the main unbiased supplier of id for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects workers of most of the world’s largest enterprises. It additionally securely connects enterprises to their companions, suppliers and clients. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud permits easy and safe entry from any gadget. Thousands of shoppers, together with Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe belief Okta to work sooner, enhance income and keep safe. Okta helps clients fulfill their missions sooner by making it protected and straightforward to make use of the applied sciences they should do their most important work.