KPMG today announced it has expanded its cyber security ecosystem with the addition of a new strategic alliance with Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA), a leading provider of identity for the enterprise.
The alliance extends KPMG’s ability to provide clients with agile enterprise and consumer identity and access management (IAM) solutions that protect critical data while streamlining employee and consumer access.
“Our alliance with Okta is accelerating KPMG’s status as a leading cyber security firm with the ability to help clients protect information as they pursue new digital interactions and enhanced productivity in the cloud,” says Charlie Jacco, Principal, KPMG Cyber Security Services. “With Okta, we can deliver fast and reliable IAM solutions to help keep data safe, while enhancing the user experience.”
The alliance will allow KPMG Cyber Security Services to design, implement, and automate IAM processes using Okta’s leading cloud identity platform, the Okta Identity Cloud, to help clients manage, control, and secure enterprise and consumer access, while identifying areas for cost savings.
The Okta Identity Cloud capabilities include single sign-on (SSO) for cloud and on-premises apps; risk-based, multifactor authentication; automated provisioning to easily create accounts for new employees; and the ability to embed Okta as the identity layer of an app for customer IAM (CIAM) or customize Okta for any use case.
“In today's ever-evolving security landscape, organizations must protect data across an increasingly complex breadth of technologies, including cloud applications, mobile devices and legacy solutions. The Okta Identity Cloud — including our identity and security products, as well as our 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers — enables organizations to easily and securely adopt the technologies they need to fulfill their missions faster,” says Patrick McCue, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners, Okta. “We’re thrilled to partner with KPMG to expand our reach and empower organizations to both secure and manage their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences.”
Both KPMG and Okta are recognized market leaders in cyber security services. Okta has consistently been rated as a leader in multiple analyst reports, most recently The Forrester WaveTM, Identity-As-A-Service, Q4 2017. KPMG International was named a leader in The Forrester WaveTM, Information Security Consulting Services, Q3 2017.
KPMG’s alliance with Okta and strong position with existing cyber security alliance partners CyberArk, Oracle, Ping Identity and Sailpoint was further enhanced by the recent acquisition of Cyberinc’s Identity and Access Management business.