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"The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it.""Having a single sign-on to all our applications.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity.""Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.""It's easy to use and straightforward.""The initial setup is easy.""The solution so far has been very stable.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility."

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"The ZPA is a unique feature which offers VPN along with all the additional security needed."

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Cons
"The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""The lifecycle management part can be improved. It should also have identity governance and the ability to choose a specific factor authentication at the application level. Its licensing and pricing can also be improved.""Therefore, if you have 10 million users, that's almost 100 million, so it is costly.""They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time.""It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it.""The pricing could be improved.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service."

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"It's an expensive solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is costly for large companies.""It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things""I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services.""The price of this product could be lower.""License is around US$20,000 annually.""It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution so far has been very stable.
Top Answer: We pay for the solution on a yearly basis. We recognize it as quite expensive. We were using a standard license during the trial. We felt that we would get more features. However, there were some… more »
Top Answer: Okta can consider to become also a password vaulting manager. We also didn't find an option to setup access to web services that require second factor authentication. Also it's hard to figure out… more »
Top Answer:  We looked into Prisma Access before choosing Zscaler Private Access (ZPA). Palo Alto’s Prisma Access is a secure access service edge (SASE) designed to deliver network security in a… more »
Top Answer: Please check out Infraon SecuRA (https://infraon.io/best-remote...)
Top Answer: Netskope is a great product.  I haven't looked at zscaler yet.
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Overview

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

Zscaler Private Access delivers policy-based, secure access to private applications and assets without the cost, hassle, or security risks of a VPN. Using the Zscaler App, users can now get all of the benefits of Zscaler’s Cloud Security Platform for Internet traffic, as well as granular, policy-based access to internal resources from a single point.

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Sample Customers
Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
NOV, Growmark, Paychex, MAN Energy Solutions
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company23%
Healthcare Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise64%
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Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in ZTNA as a Service with 15 reviews while Zscaler Private Access is ranked 5th in ZTNA as a Service with 1 review. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while Zscaler Private Access is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Good product with ease of deployment, ease of use, speed of delivery, and easy integration with other software". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zscaler Private Access writes "Provides us with ease of access to VPN while providing security for our networks". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, Azure Active Directory, SailPoint IdentityIQ, Auth0 and Duo Security, whereas Zscaler Private Access is most compared with Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Perimeter 81, Netskope Private Access and F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).

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