Our official partnership with Okta leverages our core Identity expertise, coupled with our focus on user experience oriented solutions.

Okta is named the leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management for the third consecutive year.   Squareball Digital is an official partner for Okta.

The growing importance of Identity Management

According to Gartner, Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons. 

The efficiencies, security benefits and trend for cloud based service architecture means that more products and apps adopt cloud-based Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) in order to future-proof their roadmap.

Squareball and Okta

Our team has built a close business relationship with the full spectrum of teams at Okta, including Sales, Engineering, Architecture and Support - keeping us continually aligned with best practices and platform innovations.   It is this knowledge and advantage that we bring to all of our Okta oriented engagements.

We bring CIAM and UX together

Our team has a great reputation for building products and services which are laser focused on the customer and how best a business should offer their services.     By bringing leading CIAM technology and our Identity expertise to the table, we are able to ensure teh end-to-end solution has maximum benefit to your customers as well as your business and team.

Why do you need IAM?

Identity and Access Management technology can be used to initiate, capture, record, and manage user identities and corresponding access permissions.  All users are authenticated, authorized, and evaluated according to policies and roles.

Poorly controlled IAM processes may lead to regulatory non-compliance; if the organization is audited, management may not be able to prove that company data is not at risk of being misused.

Squareball's view on IAM

It can be sometimes difficult to see the benefit of delegating IAM to a dedicated platform.   Our project experiences at Squareball have highlighted a number of powerful points to make; 

  • You spend significantly less time and money overall on enterprise security, by relying on a centralized and ever evolving platform across your customer and internal applications and services.
  • It enables your users to easily log in from any location and any device.
  • You can give users access to all your applications using just one set of credentials through Single Sign-On.
  • You can protect your sensitive data and apps: Add extra layers of security to your mission-critical apps using Multifactor Authentication and Zero Trust Security.
  • Maintain compliance of processes and procedures. A typical problem is that permissions are granted based on employees’ needs and tasks, and not revoked when they are no longer necessary, thus creating users with lots of unnecessary privileges.

Okta features we like to work with

Our team has extensive experience with many of the leading commercial and open source IAM solutions available.   When choosing Okta, we are typically leveraging items such as;

  • Multi-factor Authentication - Enforce adaptive MFA by default or only when necessary using Enforce MFA only when it is necessary based on a wide array of signals such as location, device and network context 
  • Authentication - Embed authentication into your custom apps with open standards such as SAML and OIDC
  • Authorization - Control which apps and APIs your users have access to using attribute-based policies
  • Lifecycle Management - Sophisticated control of identities across lifecycle states with automation through rules, policies, workflows, and APIs for full customization
  • User Management - Okta offers a user-friendly admin console that is available by default, which we can augment via APIs
  • Single Sign On Securely and easily implement Single Sign On for your customers, partners and employees
  • Fully customizable UI and UX flows 
  • API Access Management - Easily configure access policies and authorization to API resources with an Identity-driven Policy Engine
  • Machine to Machine Simplify Communication Between APIs and Trusted Services