ADVERTISEMENT
Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
PRESS RELEASE: Paid content from Globe Newswire
Press release content from Globe Newswire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

UPDATE - Carahsoft Announces Okta and LexisNexis Risk Solutions Alliance to Fight Cyber Fraud

June 21, 2022 GMT

RESTON, Va., June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced an alliance with identity authentication provider Okta and LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a leading provider of data, analytics and technology, to help government fight cyber fraud. The alliance provides state and local governments with a risk-based authentication solution that is easily scalable, offers versatile authentication choices to minimize user friction, and provides online self-service options for ease of administration and audit ability.

Carahsoft’s new vendor provider, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, combines its strengths with long-standing vendor provider, Okta. The result is a powerful solution that provides government agencies with a multi-layered approach for optimal identity authentication without interrupting the user’s access to services. Verifying personally identifiable information (PII) is at the core. The approach starts with strong identity proofing and then verifies identity with strong authentication. Key products to the approach include:

ADVERTISEMENT

  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions leverage insights from data assets to digitally determine whether the user logging in is authentic.
  • LexisNexis® Risk Solutions LexID® matches records of users as they move through life and change over time, giving a complete and precise picture of a person rather than a single snapshot.
  • Okta Identity Cloud centrally manages identities at scale and integrates with a host of applications—on-premises or in the cloud—through open standards and thousands of pre-built integrations.
  • Okta Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication allows agencies to align their authentication practices to their internal risk tolerance by determining which authentication factors to apply to a particular user in a particular situation given contextual use information and business rules as configured by the agency.
  • Okta ThreatInsight allows agencies to enable additional protection facilitated by Okta’s cloud model that identifies potentially malicious IP addresses and proactively blocks known threats. This combination helps prevent account takeovers and keeps users in control of their government accounts.

“Through our long-term partnership with Okta and this new partnership with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Carahsoft, and our reseller partners, we are enabling government agencies to fight a wide range of fraud ranging from unemployment to social services,” said Craig P. Abod, Carahsoft President. “We have combined our strengths and expertise to provide the government agencies we serve with a better, ever-evolving solution to take on sophisticated cybercriminal networks.”

“Facing a constant barrage of threats from cybercriminals, it’s more important than ever that state and local governments have a modern and secure risk-based authentication solution,” said Maureen Little, Vice President, Technology Partnerships at Okta. “Working hand-in-hand with LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Okta is able to provide the most seamless and secure experiences possible to help combat cyber fraud.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The alliance enhances public trust in the government’s digital services by reducing fraud through:

  • Managing identities and access from the cloud, freeing staff to focus on helping constituents in need.
  • Once initially proofed, offering continued identity protection with strong yet simple, multi-factor authentication to ensure users are who they say they are.

“Cybercriminals have evolved their tactics throughout the pandemic, and fraud prevention companies must continually innovate and rise to the challenge from domestic and transnational criminal groups,” said Matt Harcourt, Vice President, Channels and Marketing at LexisNexis Risk Solutions Government. “Teamwork is critical to meet the challenge of today’s emerging cyberthreats and prepare for future threats to all of our critical government benefit programs. Our strategic partnership with Okta and Carahsoft provides government agencies with unparalleled strength to prevent fraud and protect programs with safe, secure, and equitable access to critical government services.”

The alliance provides government agencies cost savings by:

ADVERTISEMENT

For more information about Okta solutions and providing a superior consumer experience without compromising security, contact the Okta team at Carahsoft at (833)-674-3990 or Okta@carahsoft.com.

For more information about LexisNexis Risk Solutions, contact the LexisNexis team at Carahsoft at (703)-871-8548 or IIS@carahsoft.com.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State, and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience, and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry-leading IT products, services, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.

About LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions harnesses the power of data and advanced analytics to provide insights that help businesses and governmental entities reduce risk and improve decisions to benefit people around the globe. We provide data and technology solutions for a wide range of industries, including insurance, financial services, healthcare, and government. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, Georgia, we have offices throughout the world and are part of RELX (LSE: REL/NYSE: RELX), a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers. Visit www.risk.lexisnexis.com and www.relx.com. LexisNexis Risk Solutions are available through Carahsoft’s OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902 and NCPA Contract NCPA01-86.

ADVERTISEMENT

About Okta
Okta is the leading independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 15,800 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers. Okta solutions are available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042, NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement #AR2472, NCPA Contract NCPA01-86, E&I Contract #EI00063~2021MA, OMNIA Partners Contract #R191902, and The Quilt Master Service Agreement Number MSA05012019-F.

ADVERTISEMENT

Contacts: