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  • 2 December 2020 13:41

Okta Deepens Commitment to the Australian Public Sector with Completion of IRAP Assessment

Facilitates delivery of secure cloud-based identity services to Australian federal agencies

Sydney, AUSTRALIA - December 2, 2020 - Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of Identity for the enterprise, today announced it has been assessed under the Australian Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). Okta’s completion of the IRAP assessment will enable Australian government agencies to realise the benefits of the Okta Identity Cloud for both employees and citizens.


“In our capacity as a national authority providing expert advice and services around sensitive workplace issues, Comcare is committed to ensuring the security of the information we hold,” said Peter Hinchley, Solution Architect at Comcare Australia. “Okta’s investment in secure digital transformation for Australian federal agencies demonstrates that we can rely on our partnership with Okta to secure access to our systems and resources to the highest standards.”

IRAP is an independent assessment measuring the implementation, appropriateness and effectiveness of a system’s security controls against the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) produced by the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). IRAP Assessments provide a mechanism for Australian Government departments and other organisations to ensure that their cloud service suppliers have adequate policy and procedures in place to mitigate risks to Australian Government information assets. The commonly recognised framework is used to assess risk, establish standardised controls, and ensure accountability for purchasing decisions.


“IRAP is the recognised standard for cloud services upholding the highest security controls in both government and private sector organisations across Australia. Completing the IRAP assessment highlights Okta’s commitment to upholding best practices for our customers, and our investment in supporting federal agencies in Australia,” said Graham Sowden, General Manager APAC at Okta.


“As government departments around the country transition to a new, dynamic way of working and bring more services online, ensuring secure access to organisational data and resources has become critical. Okta is committed to helping all levels of government securely adopt cloud services, and the IRAP assessment recognises that we can ensure safe and secure data flows and storage with our identity platform.”


Okta’s completion of the IRAP assessment follows the recent announcement that Okta has been certified as meeting the requirements of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Privacy Recognition for Processors (APEC PRP) framework, for all of its products. Okta’s business has continued expanding in Australia and APAC in 2020, with customers across state and federal government, education, healthcare, retail, energy and resources, and financial services.


Download Okta’s whitepaper on Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents, to find out more about the latest ACSC guidelines and how Okta can help improve your organisation’s security posture.


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About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organisations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 8,400 organisations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.


Media contact:

India Bednall / Natasha David

okta@espressocomms.com.au

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