Jive And Okta Form Strategic Partnership To Integrate Technology Platforms
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:
JIVE), and Okta today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Okta's
enterprise-grade identity management service with Jive's cloud-based
communication and collaboration platform, further extending how businesses and
their employees work more effectively and securely in the cloud. Jive's
customers can access Okta's enterprise-grade identity management service at no
"Okta and Jive are building out the new cloud stack, which allows any business
to take advantage of best-of-breed tools that are tightly integrated, easily
accessible and are truly changing the way people work," said Tony Zingale,
chairman and CEO of Jive. "This powerful partnership and product combination
allows people to more securely and effectively communicate and collaborate in
this new world of work. We couldn't be more pleased to offer Okta to our
customers and the broader market."
With this integration, Jive customers are now able to easily integrate Jive
with Microsoft Active Directory and other corporate LDAP directories without
the need to modify or open up the corporate firewall. This enables customers
to centrally manage end-user identities for Jive, and gives people seamless
and secure access to any number of business apps in the Jive platform. IT
departments also benefit from Okta's centralized user management capabilities
to easily provision and de-provision Jive to end-users.
"As an early customer of the Jive Okta integration, we have been thrilled with
the seamless access the combined solution has provided our organization," said
Andrew Mishalove, globalsocialbusinessstrategist at Groupon. "Our
employees benefit from easy access to Jive and all their business apps-
resulting in productive collaboration across the business and across multiple
devices with security automatically built-in."
As part of Jive's Fall cloud release, Jive has also revamped its social
directory to give its customers a 360-degree view of fellow employees,
including details on how they are connected within the organization,
professional experience and areas of expertise. In the coming months, Okta
will offer the ability to synchronize this information along with rich
personal profiles created on Jive across other cloud applications enriching
the kind of information organizations have about their users and eliminating
the need for profiles to be populated and managed separately.
"By bringing the power of Okta to Jive, we're not only accelerating secure
deployments of its platform, but we're also increasing user adoption and
enabling more efficient ways of working across entire companies," said Todd
McKinnon, CEO of Okta. "Okta makes the transition to Jive seamless for all
Jive and Okta customers - scaling with their long-term identity management
needs and enabling libraries of business applications to work together. These
features are just the first you'll see as a result of this partnership with
To connect Jive to Active Directory, Okta Cloud Connect for Jive is available
immediately at no extra cost to customers using Jive's 5, 6 or 7 platform.
More information can be found at http://www.okta.com/jive/.
More information and a demonstration of Jive's integration with Okta will be
showcased at Jive's customer conference, JiveWorld13 on October 23-24^th at
the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. More information about the conference
can be found at http://jiveworld.jivesoftware.com/.
About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Ourcloud-based
platformconnects employees, customersand partners and is a proven
system,focused on value use cases, that, according to research performed by a
top three global business consultancy firm, increasesproductivity within
companies by up to 15%*. By combining the power of cloud, mobile,big data
andproprietarycollaborationtechnologies, Jive is transforming the way work
gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovationfor millions
of people in many oftheworld's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's
next-generation social business platform, please visitTry Jive.
For more information, please visit http://www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive
News Blog here.
*Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012
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 500 enterprises, including Allergan, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts
International, Western Union and SAP, use Okta to increase security and
employee 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 www.okta.com.
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SOURCE Jive Software, Inc.
Contact: Derek Korte or Lindsay Life, Okta, (415) 625-8555,
press(at)okta(dot)com, or Amanda Pires, Jive Software, (650) 465-1215,
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