Product integration helps secure access to sensitive corporate information while making it easier for employees, customers and partners to participate in online training programs
Palo Alto, Calif. — November 14, 2013 — Mindflash and Okta, leaders in cloud-based corporate training and identity management respectively, have integrated their services to eliminate a costly obstacle for companies that covet secure, enterprise-class online training, but don’t have the time or resources to invest in the integration of disparate software solutions.
Large and midsize enterprises have spent years and millions of dollars integrating business applications with legacy identity management software to enable single sign-on across the workforce. As companies continue to move all categories of applications to the cloud, IT management costs associated with maintaining integrations to both cloud and on-premises applications have remained high. Moreover, the application user experience has tended to suffer when in-house IT departments are tasked with integrating solutions from independent software vendors.
To address these issues, Mindflash and Okta have pre-integrated their cloud services. Organizations can now launch online training programs quickly, and with greater confidence that sensitive corporate data is available only to confirmed personnel. For example, a 1,000-person law firm based in New York, whose clients include nearly half the Fortune 100, has deployed Mindflash with Okta. The firm, which has grown in size and complexity in recent years, uses Mindflash for training on security requirements for clients, new-hire onboarding, and specific legal topics such as derivatives. Mindflash’s integration with Okta allows employees to easily and securely register for and participate in training sessions. Also, when employees leave the firm, their access to data and applications is automatically disconnected.
“Mindflash is committed to making our platform easier to use for our larger customers,” said Randhir Vieira, vice president of product and marketing at Mindflash. “We believe the Okta integration removes a costly barrier for enterprise clients that demand data security in online training but don’t want the responsibility of handling another product integration.”
“Through our partner ecosystem and integrations to more than 3,000 applications, Okta is extending enterprise-grade identity management to companies of every size and IT environment,” said Chuck Fontana, head of technology alliances at Okta. “Training is an essential function for many enterprises, and Mindflash’s integration with Okta will enable companies to train employees, customers and partners from around the world with the security and efficiency that customers now expect.”
Mindflash provides the leading online platform for employee and customer training. Its cloud-based, simple yet powerful design allows businesses to more easily create and manage critical company training programs—saving them significant time and money. No engineering or IT support is required, as there is no software to install or maintain. Courses are created using the file types that businesses already use (PowerPoint, PDF, Word, video, audio). Trainers simply upload and organize files using an intuitive course dashboard, add quizzes and then publish to the web to create self-paced new hire training, sales training, customer certification courses, etc. As needed, the software scales to support thousands of simultaneous training sessions. Mindflash has over 1,000 customers including McDonalds, Microsoft, Lufthansa and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Founded in 1999, Mindflash is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. To learn more, please visit www.mindflash.com.