KPMG, a global audit, tax and advisory firm, has expanded its cyber security ecosystem with the addition of a new strategic alliance with Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) – a “leading” provider of identity management for the enterprise.
The alliance would extend 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 cybersecurity firm with the ability to help clients protect information as they pursue new digital interactions and enhanced productivity in the cloud,” said Charlie Jacco, Principal, Cyber Security Services, KPMG. “With Okta, we can deliver fast and reliable IAM solutions to help keep data safe, while enhancing the user experience.”
The alliance would allow KPMG Cyber Security Services to design, implement, and automate IAM processes using Okta’s 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.
“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,” said 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.”