Okta, Inc., a San Francisco-based identity management company, has announced enhanced integration with the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, providing security across cloud, on-premises and hybrid applications and data centers. Using the Okta Identity Cloud with the Palo Alto Networks platform, organizations can incorporate identity and automatically respond to threat actors to help prevent cyber-attacks.
“The security stack must evolve to account for the changing threat landscape, particularly as the proliferation of people, applications and devices only continues to widen and grow,” said Frederic Kerrest, Okta COO and co-founder. “With Okta and Palo Alto Networks technologies working closely together, our joint customers will be able to better manage and secure the vast volume of resources now a part of the extended enterprise, and benefit from monitoring, detecting and alerting to prevent breaches caused by compromised credentials.”
Previous integration efforts between Okta and Palo Alto Networks enable Okta administrators and security leaders to automate responses that protect user access to information in the Okta Identity Cloud. Using a combination of data collected by Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls and actions triggered from the MineMeld application, Okta users can automate workflows such as terminating a user’s session, prompting for step-up authentication or even suspending the user with the Okta Identity Cloud.
“Credential harvesting is one of the most common tactics for today’s threat actors,” said Terry Ramos, vice president of business development at Palo Alto Networks. “Together with Okta, we’re able to provide a unified view of the user and their networks and take action against potential threats.”
By automating security remediation, customers and channel partners will likely be better prepared to prevent cyber-attacks. Customer organizations already using the Okta Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication and Palo Alto Networks integration will also be able to better establish compliance with industry regulations.