Okta

Developed by Mimecast

Reduce risk and improve organisational control with integrated cloud platforms

Mimecast and Okta provide an integrated solution to improve detection, stop threats and increase organizational controls. By integrating Mimecast with Okta, security teams can leverage advanced tools for applying fine-grained adaptive security measures for containing and remediating attack campaigns. The integration offers a comprehensive solution to help secure access to cloud applications like Office365, G Suite, and the entire IT environment. Mimecast identifies at-risk users through zero day attacks  and phishing links targeted towards customers and supply chain partners coupled with Data Leak Prevention (DLP) incidents. The Okta Identity Cloud protects users and their access to resources through centralized access policies across cloud and on-prem apps and services, with Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) as critical security controls.

Solution Overview

  1. Mimecast identifies malicious links and malware sent to supply chain partners via email.
  2. Sensitive data leaked via email is identified by Mimecast.
  3. All malicious content and data leakage events are controlled by Mimecast based on the organization's risk posture and security policies
  4. Associated user information relating to the events is shared with Okta and moved into unique groups based on the risk.
  5. Okta performs actions based on the associated policy for the group which range from enforcing password resets, applying selective MFA or account lockout.
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Mimecast + Okta Use Cases:

Mimecast drives automated tasks within Okta based on the detection of zero day attacks, phishing links, and sensitive data leaving the organization, enforcing:

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User Lockout

Control access to sensitive applications for compromised users.

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Prevent Logon

Prevent users from accessing sensitive applications.

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Enforced Password Reset

Align with company password policy best practices and direct users to corporate policy pages with hints on good quality passwords.

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Application Based MFA

Apply heightened security policies to compromised users for sensitive applications.

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Selective MFA

Apply heightened security policies to attacked users, instead of the entire organization.

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Just-in-Time Information

Assign compromised users to a bookmark application, e.g. emails, blogs, or bulletin boards, reminding users of best practices and best practices and company policies

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Key Benefits

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Maintain Security Posture (utilize the intelligence from Mimecast within Okta)

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Defense in Depth (better protection at the email perimeter through hardening of user credentials)

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Secure Critical Data (Augmenting email security with identity-based actions for email data leakage)

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Enhanced Detection (enforce security controls within Okta utilizing Mimecast intelligence)

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Prevent Data Loss Through Email (stop sensitive data from being emailed outside your organization)

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Okta SSO

Okta and Mimecast team up for a robust security solution, enabling secure access to cloud and on-premises apps. With centralized policies, Single Sign-On (SSO), and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), collaboration is secure and efficient.

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