Exabeam, next-gen security information and event management company, and Okta, global provider of identity solutions for the enterprise, have partnered to deliver a robust identity security solution that enables organisations to detect, investigate and respond to credential-based attacks in real time. By joining the Okta Integration Network, Exabeam benefits from Okta’s identity platform, helping security teams to proactively detect and respond to user-based threats before they become critical. Countering credentials thefts and data breaches According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, stolen credentials continue to top the list of causes for data breaches. Many organisations still focus on securing their network perimeter instead of how they secure their extended enterprises. By adopting a Zero Trust security model, organisations can better position themselves to respond to credential-based attacks by shifting their focus from protecting legacy single, large perimeters to protecting every user and device within the organisation. The joint Exabeam and Okta solution will help security teams to monitor and protect enterprises against credential-based threats. Exabeam Security Intelligence Platform (SIP) ingests user authentication events and rich identity context via API integration. Exabeam then analyses that information and adds meaningful context to enable the detection of suspicious login activities. Security teams can then take immediate action via fully or partially automated playbooks that require suspicious users to verify their identity via step-up authentication, or that enforce containment actions, such as disabling the user’s account, reducing the user’s access or denying authentication attempts. Exabeam - Okta security integration Whether it’s a malicious or compromised insider, credential-based threats are tricky to identify" “Whether it’s a malicious or compromised insider, credential-based threats are tricky to identify,” said Ted Plumis, vice president of Worldwide Channels at Exabeam. “We are excited to partner with Okta to deliver a sophisticated, orchestrated security solution that will provide customers with visibility and additional context—empowering analysts to identify and remediate compromised user accounts in real time.” “In today’s threat environment, security is at the forefront of every organisation’s mind, no matter what industry they are in, and the more intelligence that is available to them, the better decisions they can make to keep their users and data safe,” said Chuck Fontana, vice president of Integrations and Strategic Partnerships, Okta. “We’re excited to be working hand-in-hand with Exabeam to unite Okta's rich identity insights and user remediation with Exabeam's exceptional user and entity behaviour analytics capabilities to help close the security loop against sophisticated threats.” Unified security management system The joint solution provides a complete view of security events across an organisation, contextualised with user identity information, in a unified security management system that detects suspicious from normal behaviour, surfaces real alerts instantly with clarifying contextual data, and initiates automated remediation measures where appropriate.
Bitglass, the Next-Gen CASB company, and Okta, an independent provider of identity for the enterprise, announced a technology partnership to bring real-time data and threat protection to enterprises moving to the cloud. In partnering with Okta, Bitglass is now able to leverage the capabilities of Okta’s cloud-based identity and access management (IDaaS) platform with Bitglass’ cloud access security broker (CASB) solution that can seamlessly authenticate users, prevent unauthorised accesses, and limit the impact of compromised credentials. Bitglass’ end-to-end visibility, data protection and threat protection, combined with the rich adaptive access policies of the Okta Identity Cloud is designed to deliver a premier security and access solution. This integration is built to support any platform, including SaaS, IaaS, and private cloud applications. It is imperative that CISOs and security professionals do everything to remove complexity when moving to the cloud" Moving towards cloud “Okta has already proven a tremendous partner as we’ve worked to deepen our product integration and create a seamless experience for customers looking to deploy CASB,” said Rich Campagna, CMO and SVP Products at Bitglass. “This combined solution leverages the strengths of our real-time CASB solution and Okta’s zero-touch IAM platform to make for a simplified identity and security solution that’s transparent to users and functional for administrators.” “It is imperative that CISOs and security professionals do everything to remove complexity when moving to the cloud without sacrificing the organisation’s or the end-user’s experience or security,” said Chuck Fontana, Vice President of Okta Integrations and Strategic Partnerships, Okta. “Our ongoing work and expanded partnership with Bitglass only fuels cloud adoption for enterprises of all sizes, and also enables a secure way of conducting business in today’s digital age with agility and ease of use while interacting with business-critical applications.” Bitglass’ dual-SAML termination ensures that the strength of Okta’s SAML SSO is preserved Combined solution enhances protection Capabilities of the combined solution include single sign-on (SSO) for both protected apps, as well as any application that supports SAML for SSO, Active Directory synchronisation and authentication, and adaptive multi-factor authentication (AMFA). Bitglass’ dual-SAML termination ensures that the strength of Okta’s SAML SSO is preserved without the added phishing risk that comes with some architectures. Bitglass can orchestrate step-up authentication via Okta AMFA, even during an established session, requiring users to provide additional authentication to access corporate data.