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 additional cost.
"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, global social business strategist 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 Jive."
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 23-24th 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. Our cloud-based platform connects employees, customers and partners and is a proven system, focused on value use cases, that, according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm, increases productivity within companies by up to 15%*. By combining the power of cloud, mobile, big data and proprietary collaboration technologies, Jive is transforming the way work gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovation for millions of people in many of the world's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's next-generation social business platform, please visit Try 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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