Auth0, Cognizant partner for authentication transformation

By William Smith
IT consulting firm Cognizant is to partner with Auth0, a provider of an authentication platform, in its efforts to assist companies in digital transform...

IT consulting firm Cognizant is to partner with Auth0, a provider of an authentication platform, in its efforts to assist companies in digital transformation.

Auth0 provides authentication and authorisation portals across web, mobile and legacy applications. Cybersecurity features, meanwhile, include the likes of multifactor authentication and user management.

In a press release, Cognizant was said to now be offering Auth0 as its primary authentication provider when assisting customers with digital transformation.

“Cognizant’s broad portfolio of consulting, professional, and managed security services are designed to help our clients around the globe to meet their security challenges,” said Ryan Parthasarathy, Vice President of Cognizant Security. “Given the complexity of identity management, we’re proud to partner with a global expert and game-changer in the CIAM space to enhance our security offerings and deliver only the best for our customers.”

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Auth0 touts its ability to easily integrate into custom-built applications, consequently saying it secures over 100 million logins every day. Customers of the Bellevue, Washington based firm include the likes of Atlassian, AMD Schneider Electric and Nvidia. It’s an approach that has seen it raise over $210mn of funding, with the latest Series E round, led by Sapphire Ventures, constituting $103mn of that total.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Cognizant, an experienced leader in complex identity projects, and combine our teams’ expertise with our extensible, flexible, and trusted platform to aid Cognizant customers in a successful and secure digital transformation journey,” said Bill Lapcevic, VP of business development of Auth0. “Identity management is a critical and complex step in any transformation process, and a strong CIAM system will help customers modernize their business in a quicker and more organized fashion to address identity and security needs.”

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