Okta expands partnership with Box to include enterprise mobility management
Okta, a company mostly known for cloud identity management, made a foray into enterprise mobility management (EMM) at the end of 2014. Today, it announced a partnership with Box to support device-level security for the Box mobile app.
The company is hoping this is the start of a series of partnerships with enterprise mobile app vendors that will enable them to apply a set of policies on the device, such as requiring a device PIN before you can use any of the managed apps.
Okta’s EMM solution also includes integrated identity across participating apps with Single Sign-On (SSO) along with unified provisioning across all devices, according to the company.
Okta and Box have a long history together but this expands the friendship, Okta CEO Todd McKinnon told TechCrunch. “The thing that is significant is that it’s a technology partnership around mobility and mobility management, which is an extension of our long business partnership,” he said.
While Box has always…
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