Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.
Based out of San Francisco, Okta provides an enterprise solution intended to make it easy for companies to manage cloud computing apps and users.
With a catalog of pre-integrated applications and deep integration with Active Directory, Okta provides IT centralized user provisioning, access management, and reporting.
Every end user gets a personalized, single sign-on home page for all of their applications, and business leaders get the insight they need to maximize ROI and track compliance.
Eric Berg, vice president of products at Okta, said Okta targets mid-sized companies that increasingly use Web-based apps such as Google Apps, Taleo, Salesforce.com, and WebEx. Traditionally companies have to integrate each web app one by one, which can take weeks, but Okta already has hundreds of business and consumer Web apps in its catalog. So in a few clicks a company can deploy these apps to all of its employees, accessible through a single password.
Last summer, the company received $11 million of financing from Foursquare and Zynga-backer, Andreessen Horowitz