Okta Integrates with Box to Streamline Mobile App Security

By CIOReview | Monday, April 25, 2016
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Todd McKinnon, CEO, Okta

FREMONT, CA: Okta, a provider of identity and mobility management solution for the cloud, announced a partnership with Box to uphold device level security for the mobile app. The integration aims at seamlessly connecting end users to their box data on mobile platform. It also imposes contextual access policies in securing Box at every endpoint. The solution empowers a productive and secure workforce by allowing IT leaders to gain access to Box.

The company focuses on starting a series of partnerships with vendors of enterprise mobile app, to enable a set of policies like requesting of a device PIN before using any managed apps. Okta uses automated mobile app Single Sign –On (SSO), an integrated identity and mobility management platform to protect enterprise data and simplify the end user experience. Integrating the solutions ensures employees a robust access to all their files with consistent experience across every device.

 “Our partnership with Box is a powerful one because we uniquely help companies achieve both productivity and security. Okta’s contextual access management ensures that only secure devices can access Box, without the end user ever being aware of the added security layer. It’s critical that we put the right data, in the right hands, at the right time, and our partnership with Box ensures we do just that,” says Todd McKinnon, CEO, Okta.

Box application provides access only to the privileged company’s mobile devices that are enrolled in Okta mobility management (OMM). The prerequisite involves installing Box app for the organization and configuring Okta mobile management.

The partnership benefits include direct access to enterprise- approved Box mobile applications from the Okta Mobiel App Store. This agile development eliminates the need to type the username and password each time. In addition, users will have the ability to utilize BYOD devices to access enterprise data securely. It also maintains personal and enterprise level data separately on a single device.