Press release

Okta Drives Modern Identity Solutions for Major League Baseball’s Millions of Fans and Zoom’s Fast-Growing Workforce

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(NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced that Major League Baseball (MLB) and
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. have successfully implemented the Okta
Identity Cloud. MLB adopted Okta as the identity layer for its millions
of digital users, while Zoom rapidly implemented Okta to securely
consolidate application access for its growing global workforce. Today,
Okta also unveiled financial results for its first fiscal quarter of
FY2020 and announced new or expanded deployments with Alteryx, eMoney
Advisors, Ingram Micro, Nutanix, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

“Okta helps make our customers successful by enabling them to securely
use the best technologies for their business. MLB’s expansion of Okta
from its workforce to its customer base showcases just how valuable the
Okta Identity Cloud is to enable a secure and seamless digital
experience for baseball fans and baseball clubs alike,” said Todd
McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Okta. “Our
relationship with Zoom illustrates just how quickly Okta can deliver
value. Zoom implemented the Okta Identity Cloud in 30 days, securely
connecting its workforce to the technologies the rapidly growing company

With thousands of employees worldwide, Zoom recognized the need for a
modern solution to centralize its identity and access management through
a secure and flexible system. Zoom successfully deployed the Okta
Identity Cloud in 30 days, in order to better power its workforce with
the tools it needs to work from anywhere. Okta products — including
Single Sign-on, Universal Directory, Multi-factor Authentication, and
Lifecycle Management — have improved employee experience and efficiency
at Zoom, reducing help desk calls and improving reliability. In
addition, the Okta Integration Network connects to business-critical
applications, such as Workday, with the ability to scale as Zoom adopts
new applications over time. Using Okta, Zoom can provide stronger
authentication for its workforce, improving productivity and enabling
the company to focus on providing a superior collaboration solution.

“Zoom provides our customers with the ability to effectively and
seamlessly communicate and collaborate with their colleagues, partners,
and customers, no matter where they are located,” said Gary Chan, Head
of Corporate IT, Zoom. “With our rapid growth, we required an identity
partner that could scale and enable us to better manage and secure the
vast volume of resources within our organization. Using the Okta
Identity Cloud, we can securely connect our growing team to the
technologies they utilize every day, enabling us to provide the best
experience for our customers.”

Major League Baseball initially adopted the Okta Identity Cloud to
secure its workforce at corporate headquarters and within each of its 30
ball clubs before expanding its use of Okta to address its customer
identity use case. The workforce solution provided a common identity
layer across its teams while still giving each club autonomy to adopt
best-of-breed solutions. After a successful deployment, MLB brought on
Okta as the identity solution for millions of baseball fans to interact
with major league and minor league digital properties, including This put Okta at the center of its customer-facing websites and
mobile app, where fans buy tickets and stream live and recorded content.
By relying on Okta to provide authentication and authorization, Major
League Baseball can focus on growing its business and revenue-driving
content, rather than spending resources on building homegrown identity

“The demands for seamless connectivity between the on-field product and
our digital environments has never been greater, and delivering on that
demand for our fans required speed, efficiency and prioritization,” said
Neil Boland, Chief Information Security Officer, Major League Baseball.
“We needed a partner who could allow us to focus on the differentiating
functionality that makes MLB’s digital properties unique while still
maintaining our customers’ privacy, and managing those relationships at
scale. Okta has not only delivered on our current needs, but showcases
an innovative approach to identity that enables us to continue to push
the boundaries.”

In Q1, Okta grew its total customers to more than 6,550 organizations.
The recent wins are part of continued momentum for the company, which
includes the company’s historical revenue growth, the introduction of
new products and expanded functionality, including Okta
Advanced Server Access
, Okta
, the Okta
Identity Engine
and Okta
Access Gateway
, as well as the acquisition
of Azuqua
, a leader in no-code, cloud-based business application
integration and workflow automation.

About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the
right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over
6,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure
providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best
technologies for their business. Over 6,550 organizations, including
20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and
Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces
and customers.