Okta was recognized by Gartner Inc. as a leader in the 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS), Worldwide” for the third consecutive year. Gartner’s recognition comes on the heels of continued product innovation for Okta, which in the last year announced significant provisioning advancements, updates to the Okta Platform including integrated social authentication and support for OpenID Connect, support for Android for Work, contextual access management with Box for EMM, and a new EU data center. Okta has also added some of the world’s largest brands as customers in the last year, including NASDAQ, News Corp, Pitney Bowes, Engie and Flex. “Okta created a new category of product seven years ago, and we are the only company to be named a leader for all three years since Gartner debuted its ‘Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service.’ We believe our consistent position is a testament to our ability to execute and our continuous innovation in the space,” said Ryan Carlson, Chief Marketing Officer, Okta.
“We believe Okta’s strategic vision and unrelenting focus on building products customers love has led to our leadership position for the third year in a row,” said Eric Berg, Chief Product Officer at Okta. “We are the only vendor that has held this position every year since the inception of this research and we feel this recognition is due to our leadership, our continued investment in our platform for digital experience, the significant growth of our customer base and their positive experiences and our commitment to data protection. Our work certainly doesn’t stop with this recognition — we will continue to partner closely with our customers and rapidly innovate to lead the industry forward.”
According to Gartner, “Leaders in the IDaaS market generally have made strong customer gains. They provide feature sets that are appropriate for current customer use-case needs. Leaders also show evidence of strong vision and execution for anticipated requirements related to technology, methodology or means of delivery. Leaders typically demonstrate solid customer satisfaction with overall IDaaS capabilities and/or related service and support.”
“We’ve gone from providing an industry-leading single sign-on solution to redefining enterprise mobility management and empowering companies to build digital businesses. As our customers continue to leverage critical cloud apps and services and an array of devices, they will depend on us to continue executing, maintain our high standards for reliability and uptime, and to increase productivity and security in the modern workplace.”