February 4, 2022
Okta Cloud Identity solutions are now available to all New Jersey public and executive agencies on Carahsoft's statewide NASPO ValuePoint contract. Carahsoft makes it easy for all agencies within the State of New Jersey to utilize this contract vehicle to procure cloud solutions via a state contract. Okta delivers the essential, modern identity and access management (IAM) capabilities that can assist the state's modernization efforts for their workforce and constituents.
Okta’s Cloud Identity Solutions include:
New Jersey state agencies can reduce costs, accelerate services, and modernize their cybersecurity initiatives in several ways with the addition of an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution.
Okta’s standard SaaS product can offer:
With this new addition to Carahsoft’s NASPO Contract, Okta is able to provide the state with modern and secure identity and access management solutions that are easy to maintain through the cloud.
In September of 2021, Okta became one of the first organizations to be included on the StateRAMP authorized vendor list. StateRAMP aims to standardize and promote cybersecurity through education, advocacy, and policy development for state and local governments. Through their partnership, the two aim to improve cybersecurity on government websites to better serve the public.
As one of the first companies included in the StateRAMP authorized vendor list, Okta has illustrated its data security capabilities. Okta's security solutions can abide by government regulations such as FedRAMP and HIPAA. Okta can also help companies become CJIS compliant. Targeted toward government and procurement officials, the StateRAMP list recognizes companies with established data security, as well as accomplished IaaS, SaaS, and/or PaaS solutions. With the rise in remote work, IT security has become more important than ever.
Okta has aided the Kansas and Iowa state government’s objectives in combating fraud and providing citizens secure access to critical online services. With the hurdles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, work had changed dramatically. More citizens needed to file for unemployment benefits, and others had their work moved remotely. Okta was there to help agencies transition to modern technology platforms while maintaining the same level of security.
For government agencies, Okta’s identity security solution is vital to protection from cyber threats. Due to Okta’s efforts of employing Identity Access Management solutions on Kansas and Iowa websites, access security has improved for both the government workforce and public citizens. This pursuit has led to faster implementation, better time value, enhanced security, digital transformation, and a simplified experience for users.
With the implementation of Okta Identity Cloud, the Kansas Department of Labor and/or Iowa were able to:
With Okta’s cybersecurity protection from bad actors and bots, and their endeavor to provide secure, simplified, and centralized identity access management, this dream approaches reality.