Today, Google and Okta announced an expanded alliance to help large enterprises transition from legacy on-premise directory infrastructure to the cloud and foster improved productivity, secure collaboration and rapid innovation.
Through this alliance, we’re expanding our relationship with Okta as a preferred identity and access management partner in the large enterprise segment. Okta and Google will jointly deliver a flexible, multi-cloud reference architecture that enables large enterprises to securely migrate from on-premise legacy infrastructure to the cloud and seamlessly deploy and manage Google Apps and other SaaS applications.
The Google-Okta reference architecture will enable a secure identity and access management solution for large enterprise customers by using Google as an authentication master and by using Okta as an identity bridge to address complex and advanced identity requirements. Using this reference architecture, enterprises can take advantage of Google’s scalable cloud infrastructure, state of the art account security and comprehensive application integrations. Enterprises can also benefit from Okta’s enterprise-grade identity and access management functionalities, such as bridging authentication for over 4,000 on-prem and cloud-based applications, and connecting distributed, multi-forest Active Directory environments.
Google and Okta will also equip global systems integrators (GSIs), Google resellers and independent software vendors (ISVs) with training, tools and support that enterprises need to accelerate their transformation to the cloud.
We’re excited to partner with Okta with the shared aim of accelerating the large enterprise shift from legacy directory infrastructure to the cloud.