Okta acquires ScaleFT, terms not disclosed
Okta announced it has acquired ScaleFT, the Zero Trust security company, which provides access solutions for the modern workforce. Together, Okta and ScaleFT will bring Zero Trust to the enterprise by providing organizations with a framework to protect sensitive data, without compromising on experience. By leveraging ScaleFT's Zero Trust platform, and combining it with the leading Okta Identity Cloud, Okta will further enable customers to easily validate users, devices, application and network information and securely grant access to data. Okta and ScaleFT will deliver next-generation continuous authentication capabilities to secure server access from cloud to ground. Founded in 2015, ScaleFT is a pioneer in Zero Trust providing a BeyondCorp-inspired access management platform that enables secure remote access without a VPN. CEO and co-founder Jason Luce will manage the transition between the two companies, and CTO and co-founder Paul Querna will lead strategy and execution of Okta's Zero Trust architecture. Marc Rogers, CSO, will join Okta as Executive Director, Cybersecurity Strategy.