Okta integrates Evident ID identity verification platform to reduce enterprise risk exposure

Identity and credential verification platform provider Evident ID has partnered with Okta to enable businesses to use multiple identity verification methods while reducing their exposure to sensitive or regulated information.

The integration makes it easier for companies to perform identity verification for logical access control, while minimizing exposure to personal data, and the risks associated with holding personally identifiable information (PII). Evident says its unique technology comprehensively verifies users, in contrast with legacy identity verification providers that traditionally leverage narrow data sets. Customers can mitigate risk in various stages of the user lifecycle by choosing from a variety of identity proofing techniques using a seamless integration.

“Our partnership with Okta reaffirms the importance of strong identity proofing and verification processes as part of any business’ identity and access management efforts,” says Evident CEO David Thomas. “Given the increasing number of fraudulent identities online, enterprises must start thinking more broadly about identity verification. Our partnership facilitates this expansive approach by providing Okta customers with an easy and secure way to confidently verify an individual’s identity, credentials, and other key facts to determine the right level of access for each application.”

“By integrating with Evident, Okta is giving our customers the freedom to verify a wide variety of facts about users while also minimizing their need to handle sensitive data,” adds Okta Vice President of Integrations and Strategic Partnerships Chuck Fontana. “Ultimately, our goal is to enable businesses to use whatever technology they need to be successful, and with Evident Okta customers will be able to interact with end-user data safely, collaboratively, and with less friction.”

Okta formed a trio of new integration partnerships weeks ago as it announced its new $50 million venture capital fund.

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