Policy Orchestration
What the Multi-cloud World Needs Now is Consistent Identities & Policies [ESG Webinar]
A big part of the modern, multi-cloud world means facing threats that target identity vulnerabilities. The hard reality is that most companies have lost sensitive data in the cloud. Your is likely no exception. Today’s hybrid mix of on-premises, SaaS, and public clouds creates challenges to effectively manage identities and policies in a multi-cloud environment.... Read More ›
Zero Trust
Give Your WAM & SSO Applications a Turbo Boost
One day, combustion engines may become illegal on roads and highways. But what if you have a favorite gasoline-powered car that you love to take out for joyrides? It’s your baby — you’ve had it for well over a decade, and you’ve taken care of it like a member of the family. On warm days,... Read More ›
Can Your Apps Use Passwordless Authentication (and should they)?
Your company has a cybersecurity problem that it can’t eliminate: your employees. People are the number one security vulnerability in any organization, simply because we’re human and we make mistakes. Even if your people take security seriously, they’re still your company’s most vulnerable entry point for a cyber attack. One of the reasons for this... Read More ›
How to Implement MFA for Legacy Applications
There was a time when usernames and passwords were enough to protect software applications from unauthorized users. Then, single sign-on (SSO) came along, to improve security. It worked just fine when everything was behind a firewall, but in today’s distributed, hybrid and multi-cloud world, SSO on its own, can’t keep bad actors out.  Applications now... Read More ›
What is Adaptive Authentication and How Does it Enable Zero Trust?
The number zero is everywhere these days. You’ve got zero-code, zero-day, Coke Zero, and of course — everyone’s favorite — Zero Trust. What’s the deal? These “zero” terms all convey a baseline that is considered the ideal state. In the case of Zero Trust, zero means “trust no one and verify everything.”  In theory, Zero... Read More ›
Identity Fabric
How an Identity Fabric Eliminates the Challenge of Multiple Clouds
In a recent Dark Reading article, Strata Identity’s Head of Standards, Gerry Gebel, discusses the proliferation of identities and how their management has become extremely cumbersome. He explains how to securely manage identities from on-premises applications and multi-cloud using an Identity Fabric. This Dark Reading article shows how Identity Fabric eliminates the challenge of multiple,... Read More ›
Identity Orchestration
Identity Orchestrations — the Recipe to Tearing Down Identity Silos?
Businesses need a multi-cloud strategy today. Most companies have discovered that by now, but they’re also discovering new identity challenges that go along with it. Multiple clouds mean multiple identity silos. These silos don’t talk to each other, creating fragmentation across the clouds. When two or more applications need to work together across those silos,... Read More ›
Multi-cloud Identity Management
IAM Glossary: Key Identity & Access Management Terms Explained
If you’re new to identity and access management (IAM), it won’t take long for your head to start swimming. All that jargon and the concepts aren’t just unfamiliar — they can be complex and highly technical. Even seasoned IAM pros can get snagged by similar terms and new concepts. A great place to gain a... Read More ›
App & Identity Migration
Webinar on demand: Frozen Peas, Identity Management, & the Path to Modernization
A Fireside Chat [webinar] about Kroger's move to the cloud & how they modernized their legacy identity systems. If you’ve struggled to stay safe, sane, and healthy through the Covid-19 pandemic (yep, looking at you), the importance of grocery stores, such as Kroger, is clear. From frozen veggies, hand sanitizer, or baking supplies retailers of... Read More ›
App & Identity Migration
What are the Risks of Cloud Migration?
A recent IT Toolbox article, Top Security Considerations for Transitioning from Private to Public Cloud, emphasized that organizations should re-evaluate how they safeguard their data and apps when they are moving from public to private cloud infrastructures. It first highlights the concerns that many companies have when moving from private infrastructures to public clouds. The... Read More ›
Multi-cloud Identity Management
Identity & Access Management (IAM) Solutions for Multi-Cloud
Identity and access management (IAM) has been around since the dawn of the computing age. Although the term was once synonymous with the network, IAM and identity and access management solutions are now integral to the cloud and all applications running on them. Today, most organizations don’t operate on one cloud, but multiple clouds. Multi-cloud... Read More ›
Identity Orchestration
Identity Orchestration for Azure AD: Strata featured on the 425 Show
Strata’s Maverics Identity Orchestration solution was the featured topic while Microsoft’s Stefan van der Wiele interviewed four of Strata’s subject matter experts on an episode of the 425 Show on Twitch TV.  Here we provide a recap of the highlights regarding identity orchestration in Azure environments. First, the team was asked to describe how Strata... Read More ›
Identity Orchestration
Identity Orchestration: How to Manage Identity in Multi-cloud
More and more organizations are modernizing their legacy identity systems and moving to the cloud. And their migrations aren’t deployed to a single cloud, either. A recent survey revealed that 66% of enterprise companies use three or more clouds. It’s pretty clear — centralizing is out; distributed, multi-cloud is in. This new world then begs the... Read More ›
Identity Modernization
Castles, Moats, & Clouds: Modernizing your Legacy IdP to the Cloud
The era of multi-cloud is here and here to stay. Strata's mission is to help enterprises manage the shift from legacy identity systems to the cloud or multi-cloud. In an interview with “Digital Anarchist” Michael Vizard on TechStrong TV, Strata CEO Eric Olden uses the analogy of castles and moats to discuss the situation today... Read More ›
Zero Trust
What a Zero Trust Security Architecture Means with Multi-Cloud Identity
It’s a dangerous world. Threats are lurking around every corner bad actors are constantly seeking ways to take advantage of weaknesses. It’s not the trailer for a new thriller film; it's the reality for enterprises today. It’s also the basis of the Zero Trust Security architecture: assume that everything is a threat to be checked... Read More ›
Maverics Identity Discovery
Discover the Migration Benefits of Maverics Identity Discovery
  The march to the cloud continues in full force with many companies focused on digital transformation initiatives. Business Transformation and modernization start with moving legacy identities and applications to the cloud. The initial phase of an identity migration project is to locate and inventory identities across a disparate legacy network environment. The recently launched free... Read More ›
Maverics Identity Discovery
Introducing Maverics Identity Discovery — Simplify Discovery, Migrate Apps Faster
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” ― Marcel Proust The term discovery means different things depending on the context. It can be a new place, new information, or recently gained enlightenment. At its heart, discovery is about finding something you didn’t know was there.  I thought... Read More ›
App & Identity Migration
What is App & Identity Migration and Why is It Important?
Why app & identity migrations are necessary and how to make them more manageable Migrating applications and identities to the cloud is a bit like the Wild West. There’s no set way to do things, the risks are real, and the stakes are high. However, there are approaches to avoid and best practices to consider... Read More ›
App & Identity Migration
How to Modernize Identity & Migrate Apps to the Cloud
The imperative to modernize identity stemmed, broadly, from the need to make systems — old and new — work harmoniously. User identity is at the heart of the way users access the apps and data that businesses rely on, it is the first step IT teams must address as they move from on-premises to the... Read More ›
App & Identity Migration
5 Step Identity & App Migration from SiteMinder to Azure AD
SiteMinder is nearing EOL (end of life) and will no longer be supported after 2022. Since you’re reading this, that’s probably not news to you. If you’ve been living in denial and putting off dealing with the giant, flashing elephant in the room (that is migration from SiteMinder), you’re not alone.  According to a recent... Read More ›
Identity Modernization
3 Drivers of the Identity Modernization Imperative
Identity Modernization is the intentional response to the inevitable evolution of identity management technology caused by digital transformation. Companies have been deploying products to manage identity for their workforces for the last 20 years or more. These products were good, and they did what they needed to do: create users, manage accounts, provision people to... Read More ›
Identity Migration
Legacy Identity Infrastructures are Nearing End of Life, Now What?
End of Life (EOL) is inevitable for most products. There comes a time when it simply no longer makes sense to keep investing in something.  It could be that the product is not generating enough revenue (Sony Playstation Vita), or a miscalculation was made in a diversification strategy (remember New Coke?).
Company & Culture
Top 2 is a Win at RSA 2021 Innovation Sandbox Contest
The RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest is a big deal. It’s the Academy Awards for Cybersecurity startups. Of course, like everything else in the COVID era, the whole event was virtual.  The presentation was pre-recorded by company execs — in our case, Strata Co-Founder, and Chief Product Officer, Eric Leach. He was in a soundproof... Read More ›
Why SSO is Only Part of Multi-Cloud Identity
Single sign-on — SSO — is still necessary, but it's not enough on its own with multi-cloud Over the past couple of decades, single sign-on (SSO) has become the de facto security solution for most companies. One reason is that it's convenient for users (so they actually do it). Also, it improves organizational security by... Read More ›
Multi-Cloud Identity
Distributed Identity Enables Multi-Cloud for Healthcare and Life Sciences
Overview Cloud adoption by healthcare and life sciences organizations accelerated with the events caused by the global pandemic that started in 2019. With remote telehealth and other technology advancements, healthcare and life sciences organizations needed to adjust rapidly.  While modernizing quickly is necessary, organizations must also adopt a multi-cloud strategy to remain competitive. Much like... Read More ›
Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform
The Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform Launches
The Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform is officially launched! As Michael Vizard of Security Boulevard and IT Security News states, “[Maverics] a platform for orchestrating the management of identities spanning multiple applications, directories and cloud services…. provides IT organizations with a framework to declaratively implement and manage policies based on identities that is core to any... Read More ›
Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform
CEO’s Words: Strata Introduces Identity Orchestration Platform for Multi-Clouds
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” - Andre Gilde I’m thrilled to introduce the Maverics Identity Orchestration Platform, by Strata. It’s with tremendous pride that I get to share this milestone with the team at Strata who worked countless hours to bring Maverics into reality.... Read More ›
Multi-cloud Identity Management
How Orchestration Unlocks Identity in Multi-Cloud
Last year set a new high water mark for cloud adoption, especially hybrid cloud environments that combine on-premises and cloud-based apps and identities. According to one survey, businesses on average spent 23% more than budgeted on cloud services in 2020 and expect to increase their cloud spend by 47% in 2021.  Almost 6 out of... Read More ›
Company & Culture
Series A Funding Paves the Way for Strata’s Multi-Cloud Identity Adoption
We're thrilled to announce that Strata recently closed an $11M Series A round of funding, led by Menlo Ventures and supported by ForgePoint Capital.  The overwhelming excitement surrounding the announcement has solidified what we already believed—that the multi-cloud identity problem is vast, and enterprises need a solution now.  That's what Strata is all about. Just... Read More ›
Multi-Cloud Identity
Show Me Don’t Tell Me: How Strata is Engineered for Skeptics
At Strata, we strive to be a ‘show, don’t tell’ company. Our customers have our unwavering commitment to do what it takes to: prove that our software works and... help them be successful. Strata’s founders have been in the identity industry for more than 25 years, so they've seen firsthand the frustrations caused by software... Read More ›
Hybrid Identity
Rise of the Identity Domains (Identity Silos)
How hybrid IT infrastructures will soon push IAM to the brink. What are identity silos? Identity domains, also known as identity silos, are when user identities live in different interoperable systems that can't communicate with each other. Once upon a time, an enterprise’s infrastructure lived in a fortress. Tightly contained within the strong walls, it... Read More ›
The Maverics Identity Orchestration Express Demo
Connect with an Identity Orchestration expert SEE A DEMO With Strata's Maverics Identity Orchestrator™, you can migrate and modernize your identity systems without painful application rewrites. You'll save hundreds of hours, and millions of dollars on your upcoming project. In the spirit of transparency, we think it's more important to show you how we do... Read More ›
Multi-Cloud Identity
Antifragile Identity for the Multi-Cloud World
This article was originally posted on The New Stack. In his book The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb describes game-changing events that occur randomly and infrequently while proposing a theory on how building robustness into systems will allow them to withstand shocks when the unforeseen happens. He was referring to the banking system, but the same... Read More ›
Multi-Cloud Identity
Multi-Cloud Identity Management for Financial Services
The New Imperative for Modernizing Banking Technology “[The financial industry is] facing rapid and significant changes…Industry changes include Open Banking, neo-challenger banks and non-traditional financial institutions competing to serve customers. We also see significant changes in computing capability associated with cloud computing and agile delivery methodologies.” Royal Bank of Scotland Introduction With financial services and... Read More ›
Hybrid Identity
Addressing Hybrid Identity Fragmentation Across On-Prem and Azure
How Strata and Microsoft work together to solve the user provisioning and sync problems across hybrid identity environments Introduction Chances are pretty good that you're right in the middle of a cloud migration or hybrid identity plan of some sort. The recent Flexera State of the Cloud Report found that 93% of enterprises have a... Read More ›