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Okta adds new execs, customers

Okta adds a chief security officer and new marketing director as it hits the 130 customer mark.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor on

Okta, an identity and access management as a service company, named new heads of security and marketing as it continues to expand.

The company named David Baker as chief security officer. The new role goes a long way to allaying enterprise security concerns. Baker had been vice president of services at IOActive. He also had roles at WebEX, LoudCloud and NASA.

Meanwhile, Okta added Corinna Krueger as senior director of marketing. Krueger had been head of marketing at Cotendo, which was acquired by Akamai.

On the customer front, Okta said it now has more than 130 customers, up from 100 a quarter ago. New customers include Brady Corp., Comcast and Vera Bradley.

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Okta, backed by Andreessen Horowitz, is one of many companies aiming to become the new enterprise stack. These new players, which are increasingly going public, revolve around software as a service and are targeting many entrenched players.

The company has also been known for staying up during Amazon Web Services outages. Okta has architected itself on AWS in a way that keeps it running as other cloud companies stumbled.

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