June 26, 2014 11:00 ET

Okta Announces New Tiered Channel Partner Program to Accelerate Customer Success and Adoption of Enterprise Identity Network

Okta Solution Providers Program Offers Partners Significant Opportunity to Grow Business in Enterprise Security's Fastest Growing Market Segment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2014) - Okta today announced a tiered structure and program enhancements to its Okta Solution Providers (OSP) partner program. The new OSP program increases specialization of support and benefits for qualified partners, and enables them to drive business in the fastest-growing segment of the enterprise security market with the industry's recognized leader in cloud-based identity management.

"With the rapid proliferation of cloud and mobile services, we increasingly see the need for companies to adopt an identity solution that secures and connects employees, partners and customers with the apps and services they need to do business," said Brent Carney, National Alliance Director at Slalom Consulting. "As an Okta partner, we're able to offer our customers a complete solution that fills this need with support from Okta's sales, technical and marketing teams -- driving additional revenue for our business and making the customer experience easier and more efficient."

Since launching just a year ago, the OSP program has established strong relationships with resellers and SIs such as Slalom, Trace3, Agosto and SoftChoice to enable customers to adopt and implement Okta's cloud-based identity solution. The new tiered structure now allows Okta to scale this program to partners of every size, industry and geography -- better supporting a broader range of partners and use cases, and enabling partners to build long-lasting and high-margin businesses with Okta. The four tiers offer differentiated partner certification requirements, revenue commitments and a broad set of program benefits.

As a part of Okta's Enterprise Identity Network, an identity service that securely connects users, applications, devices and organizations in the enterprise, Okta partners are able to grow their business with the industry's recognized leader in identity. With the new program, partners will also be able to take advantage of additional support for this business growth, including differentiated reseller partner net margins, comprehensive sales, technical and certification training, dedicated marketing resources, and discounted pricing for partners to use Okta internally. The program also gives qualified partners the pre-approved ability to sponsor and participate in Oktane14, Okta's annual user conference.

"Our Enterprise Identity Network is growing rapidly, as we bring on even more organizations, people, applications, and devices -- and its success is based not only on a great product and amazing customers, but also on our valuable partners," said Frederic Kerrest, COO of Okta. "Our OSP ecosystem plays a critical role in enabling our customers to get up and running quickly and in ensuring their ongoing success with our service. We're excited to be launching this new and improved program as it will enable us to scale the success we've already seen through our channel partners and, as a result, come several steps closer to realizing our vision for the Enterprise Identity Network."

For more information about Okta's OSP partner program, visit

About Okta

Okta is an enterprise-grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and designed to address the challenges of a cloud, mobile and interconnected business world. Okta integrates with existing directories and identity systems, as well as thousands of on-premises, cloud-based and mobile applications, to enable IT to securely manage access anywhere, anytime and from any device.

More than 1,200 enterprises, including Allergan, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts International and Western Union, use Okta to increase security and user productivity, as well as lower IT costs and improve compliance. The hundreds of enterprises, thousands of cloud application vendors and millions of people using Okta today also form the foundation for the industry's first Enterprise Identity Network. Okta is backed by premier venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital. To learn more about Okta, visit:

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