Okta CEO explains why his cybersecurity company has a leg up on big-name tech giants like Microsoft
Okta CEO explains why his cybersecurity company has a leg up on big-name tech giants like Microsoft. CNBC21 June 2018. Even a sprawling technology player like Microsoft might have trouble going after newly public cybersecurity company Okta's business, CEO Todd McKinnon told CNBC on Thursday. Okta, which came public in April to huge fanfare, saw its shares surge 38 percent on its first day of trading. "Microsoft is going to be inherently biased towards the Microsoft stack – Azure, in the server, on the cloud, [the] Windows server, Windows on the device, Office 365, in the app – and anytime you go out of that, the choice is limited. And we're all about choice and neutrality and letting customers choose the best technology for their company. And I think Microsoft has a little bit of a different bias."