Proofpoint to integrate cloud access security broker with Okta

Proofpoint to integrate cloud access security broker with Okta

To help prevent account takeovers.

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Cybersecurity firm Proofpoint said it is integrating its cloud access security broker (CASB) solution with Okta, an identity provider, to help customers detect and remediate suspicious logins for more than 7,000 cloud applications.

The firm said its CASB will now support three major identity providers: Microsoft Active Directory, Okta, and Google.

Maureen Little, vice president of technology partnerships at Okta, said the integration enables customers to protect their end-users from sophisticated "account takeover" attempts.

According to research from Ponemon Institute, companies lose an average of US$6.2 million annually from compromised cloud accounts—or about 3.5 percent of their total revenues.

Survey respondents reported 64 cloud account compromises per year on average, with 30 percent exposing sensitive data.

While the solution automatically adjusts password policy for attacked users, the teams can leverage Okta workflows to act on additional security methods.

It can also remediate suspicious logins based on an organisation's corporate security policies.

"Remediation can include revoking the user session, resetting the MFA factors or suspending the user and forcing a password change," the company said in a product brief.

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