How Cloud App Security helps protect your Okta environment

Applies to: Microsoft Cloud App Security

As an identity and access management solution, Okta holds the keys to your organizations most business critical services. Okta manages the authentication and authorization processes for your users and customers. Any abuse of Okta by a malicious actor or any human error may expose your most critical assets and services to potential attacks.

Connecting Okta to Cloud App Security gives you improved insights into your Okta admin activities, managed users, and customer sigh ins and provides threat detection for anomalous behavior.

Main threats

  • Compromised accounts and insider threats

How Cloud App Security helps to protect your environment

Control Okta with built-in policies and policy templates

You can use the following built-in policy templates to detect and notify you about potential threats:

Type Name
Built-in anomaly detection policy Activity from anonymous IP addresses
Activity from infrequent country
Activity from suspicious IP addresses
Impossible travel
Multiple failed login attempts
Ransomware detection
Unusual administrative activities
Activity policy template Logon from a risky IP address

For more information about creating policies, see Create a policy.

Automate governance controls

Currently, there are no governance controls available for Okta. If you are interested in having governance actions for this connector, you can send the Cloud App Security team feedback with details of the actions you want.

For more information about remediating threats from apps, see Governing connected apps.

Protect Okta in real time

Review our best practices for securing and collaborating with external users and blocking and protecting the download of sensitive data to unmanaged or risky devices.

Next steps