LONDON – 13 January 2021 – Auth0, a product unit within Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA), today congratulates its customer, Skyscanner, the global travel marketplace, on receiving the 2021 European Identity and Cloud Award for Customer Authentication, presented by KuppingerCole Analysts AG. The winning customer identity project, designed to put travelers first with a simple and secure user experience, helped Skyscanner eliminate nearly all passwords for millions of customers, while blocking suspicious login activity that could signal an attack.
“Skyscanner’s mission is to lead the global transformation for modern and sustainable travel. This includes leveraging Auth0’s modern identity platform to give our customers a complete booking experience, while keeping their data secure,” said Brett Bunting, principal product manager at Skyscanner. “It is an honor and a privilege to receive this award from KuppingerCole, as we work to make booking travel safe and friction-free for everyone.”
Using the Auth0 platform, Skyscanner’s development team introduced “passwordless” authentication, along with intelligent security features to detect and stop malicious attempts to access user accounts. Travelers can now sign up for a Skyscanner account simply and securely with just one click using either a one-time password (OTP) delivered via email, or Google One Tap, which prompts users to log in with their existing Google account.
Skyscanner was also among the first to use Auth0’s Attack Protection suite to defend against breached passwords, suspicious IP addresses, and bots and scripted attacks, without adding friction for legitimate customers. Travel and retail brands are targeted most by brute force attacks, followed by organizations in the industrial services, government, and technology sectors, according to Auth0’s 2021 State of Secure Identity Report.
“Eliminating passwords and replacing them with strong yet adaptive and frictionless multi-factor authentication is the approach we as security experts have been promoting for years, and yet successful projects of this kind are still quite rare,” said KuppingerCole Senior Analyst Alexei Balaganski in his laudation at the award ceremony. “All this makes the project we honor today even more impressive, considering its sheer scale: Skyscanner serves millions of users from all around the world, seamlessly supporting a broad range of authentication options and protecting its customers and own infrastructure from cyberattacks.”
For the list of 2021 European Identity and Cloud Award winners, please visit the KuppingerCole website.
The Auth0 Identity Platform, a product unit within Okta, takes a modern approach to identity and enables organizations to provide secure access to any application, for any user. Auth0 is a highly customizable platform that is as simple as development teams want, and as flexible as they need. Safeguarding billions of login transactions each month, Auth0 delivers convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation. For more information, visit https://auth0.com.