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VMtech nets Okta identity access management

VMtech has signed a deal with identity and mobility management company Okta, which will see VMtech including identity access management in its security and cloud offerings.

Len Findlay, VMtech chief executive, says identity access management (IAM) is a key area of concern for customers who are moving some or all of their applications to the cloud.

“As companies transition more applications to the cloud, the associated security risks regarding who is accessing these applications and what these applications can access, are both serious and frequent concerns.”

He says the deal with Okta augments VMtech’s expertise in the field of IAM and gives customers the assurance their sensitive data and applications are secure ‘through a proven and cost effective identity management platform’.

Richard Clark, VMtech CTO, says Okta’s faster and easier integration ‘will enable customers to be more willing to accelerate their adoption of identity and access management services’.

Okta launched in Australia in June 2014 and Graham Person, Okta JAPAC regional vice president says the company has seen ‘impressive demand’ for its integrated identity and mobility solution, with the partnership with VMtech expected to accelerate that growth.

The Sydney-based hybrid cloud solution specialist has seen rapid expansion in the Victorian market this year, picking up a number of key customer engagements in financial services, education and government.

Earlier this month the company picked up NetApp’s FlexPod Premium Partner Accelerator Award for Australia and New Zealand, while solutions architect manager Jon Dawes brought home the Tech Team Award for his outstanding contribution to the NetApp channel business in Australia.

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