Okta, Inc., the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the launch of the Okta Partner Connect program to give partners greater power to choose how to engage and go-to-market with Okta. Okta Partner Connect offers new competitive discounts, specializations for services delivery and managed services, and additional opportunities through the Okta Integration Network, as well as a robust set of resources, training and tools. Okta Partner Connect is designed to help both technology and solution partners to develop expertise around specific business functions, product areas and industries, so they can expertly serve their customers, differentiate their practices and grow a profitable identity and mobility services management business.
“Identity management and security are top priorities for organizations of every size and industry and Okta technology is used by enterprise customers to manage identity for their users. Partners are a core part of Okta’s business, allowing us to reach more customers and enabling those customers to leverage the Okta Identity Cloud for seamless and secure user experiences for their organizations,” said Patrick McCue, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners, Okta. “Okta Partner Connect expands on existing relationships and builds on our mutual success, while allowing partners to utilize even more benefits, resources and tools available from Okta.”
Okta Partner Connect is designed to assist both Okta’s Solution Providers and Technology Partners in their Okta sales, marketing, training, services and implementation efforts. Okta Solution Providers demonstrate the competence required to sell and implement Okta solutions and possess deep expertise in identity management and security solutions, and Okta Technology Partners collaborate with Okta to develop identity-based integrations that differentiate their product offerings and help them build more profitable businesses.
“Disruption from the Internet of Things, cloud and mobility is challenging traditional enterprise security, enforcing the need for organizations to build sustainable, risk-centric foundations for implementing identity access management,” said Bryan Wiese, Global Vice President, Advisory Services, Optiv. “A successful IAM program should be approached strategically and by evaluating current needs, business drivers and risks. Partnering with leading technology companies like Okta enables Optiv to provide holistic solutions that meet our clients’ needs for seamless and secure user experiences, while allowing them to optimize their IAM programs and minimize long-term risk. We are pleased to be part of the new Okta Partner Connect program, and look forward to further expanding our relationship with Okta as we help clients progress their digital transformations.”
Okta Partner Connect will also offer a unique opportunity — Okta for Partners — to select participants, which allows partners to use Okta Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication for up to 25 employees and 5 apps at no charge. Partners can now use Okta within their own organizations for a seamless and secure user experience, and with their customers and prospects to even better showcase Okta’s products.
“At Box, we're dedicated to bringing best-in-class security and compliance capabilities to enterprises all over the world, and this includes seamlessly integrating with industry-leading security partners like Okta," said Niall Wall, Senior Vice President Business Development & Platform Sales, Box. "We are excited to be a member of Okta Partner Connect and provide our thousands of joint customers with the ability to securely store, manage and collaborate on their content in Box, while safeguarding privacy with strong identity and access management with the Okta Identity Cloud."