Release Date: September 12th, 2016
LONDON and San Francisco – September 12th 2016 – Somerford Associates, Technology Consultants for information security, today announced its partnership with Okta, the leading provider of identity for the enterprise. Somerford Associates’ technology consultants provide innovative, disruptive, agile technologies for information security, operational intelligence and open source databases, and work with some of the UK's largest companies and government departments.
Somerford Associates will work with Okta to identify key accounts in which Okta can provide identity and mobility management, helping organizations securely and simply connect people to their applications from any device, anywhere, anytime. Somerford Associates are respected experts in implementing robust, mission-critical applications, providing the complete solution from concept to deployment through support with its own Technical SE's providing Professional Services and Support.
“As the foundation for secure connections between people and technology, Okta seeks to work with partners that will help us achieve our vision to enable any company to use any technology — cloud applications, mobile devices and more,” said Nick Miles, Director of Channel EMEA at Okta. "We are excited to work with Somerford Associates, an established partner with considerable expertise in Identity & Access Management, to help support and execute on that vision in the UK. With Okta, Somerford Associates’ clients will be able to give their employees, customers and partners access to the best tools available, while enforcing strong security protections.”
Partnering with a Leader in Identity Management
Okta was named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service, Worldwide for the third consecutive year and is the vendor positioned highest in the Leaders quadrant for ability to execute. Okta is the only company to appear in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant every year since the inception of the report. The report was authored by Gartner Research VP Gregg Kreizman and Sr Research Analyst Neil Wynne and was published on June 6th, 2016. A complementary version of the report can be found at https://www.okta.com/resources/idaas-leader-gartner-magic-quadrant/.
“With Okta as a leader in IDaaS, giving enterprise IT teams the ability to dramatically improve the end-user experience and management the control necessary to accelerate the secure adoption of cloud and mobile technologies, we see an opportunity for us to leverage this leading technology,” said Andy Davies, Managing Director at Somerford Associates. “Having seen the number of major companies and large government departments already deploying Okta, we are confident that with the combination of our local and industry knowledge, our customers and prospects will greatly benefit from deploying the leading Identity Management solution.”
Bringing Okta to Government Entities
Somerford Associates also has a deep knowledge of the Government’s G-Cloud program and will work with Okta to design and implement solutions, also including Okta on its new submission to G-Cloud 9. G-Cloud is an initiative designed to help government departments and wider public sector organizations find and compare suppliers through the Digital Marketplace, an online portal for Cloud IT services. G-Cloud is the government’s procurement framework that aims to simplify the way in which the UK public sector procures IT services.
To find out more about how Okta helps organizations transition to and deploy cloud-based Identity Management Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Somerford Associates
Somerford Associates is a Premier Partner with leading-edge providers of innovative, disruptive, agile technologies for information Security, Operational Intelligence and Open Source databases, working with some of the UK's largest companies and Government Departments. These innovative technologies are disruptive to existing solutions, ensuring they are robust, value for money, and implemented quickly when compared to alternative solutions.
 A Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the third consecutive year (Jun. 2016 )