Semperis’ Purple Knight now provides integrated security exposure scanning for Okta, extending the company’s multi-directory support
HOBOKEN, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Semperis, a pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for enterprises, today announced the introduction of Okta security exposure scanning in its community-driven security assessment tool, Purple Knight, expanding the company’s multi-directory support beyond the widely used Microsoft identity platforms Active Directory and Entra ID (formerly known as Azure AD).
Support for Okta in Purple Knight, which was first introduced in March 2021 and is now used by 20,000-plus organizations worldwide, follows multiple requests from partners and community users who use the identity platform, often in conjunction with Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft Entra ID. The initial set of 10 Okta security indicators includes checks for highly privileged custom roles, API tokens created in the past 7 days, and new Super Admin permissions granted to a group.
“As a community-based identity security assessment tool, the Purple Knight community gives us a direct line to feedback from cybersecurity defenders and IT operations teams at thousands of organizations,” said Ran Harel, Semperis Associate Vice President of Security Products. “We increasingly hear that organizations are using Okta in conjunction with Microsoft identity platforms. By adding security indicators for Okta to Semperis’ Purple Knight, we’re building on Purple Knight’s ability to improve security posture across hybrid identity environments, which will continue to expand as organizations explore the best combination of technologies for their environments.”
The key differentiator in Purple Knight’s introduction of Okta support is the ability to integrate Okta security results with Active Directory and Entra ID results in a hybrid identity environment, said Tammy Mindel, Semperis Product Manager.
“Purple Knight shows the connections between Okta and the Microsoft identity platforms, which is a common use case,” said Mindel. “Our decision to add support for Okta stems from the security problems our partners and customers have called to our attention and the opportunity to provide unique value by exposing cross-platform vulnerabilities.”
According to the newly released 2023 Purple Knight Report, organizations receive scores averaging 72%—a low C grade—in the first scans of their identity environments with Purple Knight. By applying the prioritized remediation guidance provided by Purple Knight, organizations reported an average of 40% improvement in their security posture score, with some organizations reporting improvements of up to 64%. The support for Okta will expand Purple Knight’s value to companies with hybrid identity environments.
For more information about Purple Knight, visit https://www.purple-knight.com/.
For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures the integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organizations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress, and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey, and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference and podcast series (www.hipconf.com) and built the community hybrid Active Directory cyber defender tools, Purple Knight (www.purple-knight.com) and Forest Druid. The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, recently named to Inc. Magazine’s list of best workplaces for 2023 and ranked the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in America by the Financial Times. Semperis is a Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and Co-Sell partner and is a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA).
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