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Google Workspace combines Okta, VMware solutions for more secure hybrid work

Google Workspace combines Okta, VMware solutions for more secure hybrid work

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Google Cloud announced a series of security alliances that will enhance capabilities and offer more choices for enterprise and public sector IT teams managing hybrid work.

Google Workspace, with its cloud-native, zero trust architecture is extending its built-in identity, device, and access management capabilities thanks to integration of features from Okta and VMware.

"Global enterprises want to provide their workforces with more effective and secure ways of collaborating, with tools that increase productivity and avoid the vulnerabilities of legacy productivity solutions," said Sunil Potti, VP and GM of cloud security, Google Cloud. "Through its growing ecosystem of security partners, Google Workspace offers the most enterprise-ready platform for hybrid work, providing organizations with confidence and flexibility to work securely."

Okta’s Workforce Cloud Identity provides the companies access management capabilities for Google Workspace customers, allowing them to securely connect with employees, contractors, and business partners from any device and any location. VMware Workspace ONE meanwhile extends their endpoint management and zero trust access capabilities to the Google Workspace. With it IT teams can manage all Google Workspace apps through VMware's platform, provide users with quick and easy access to business applications, and make it simple for administrators to onboard devices, change configurations, push automated OS updates, and more.

"Identity is the connective tissue between a business's ecosystem of people and the technologies they need to be successful in hybrid and remote work," said Arnab Bose, chief product officer, Workforce Identity Cloud at Okta. "This partnership allows us to bring identity-powered security to Google Workspace customers while giving them an easy button to optimize their employee experiences and increase operational efficiency."

Interested parties can learn more online.


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