PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), and Okta today announced a strategic partnership to integrate Okta's enterprise-grade identity management service with Jive's cloud-based communication and collaboration platform, further extending how businesses and their employees work more effectively and securely in the cloud. Jive's customers can access Okta's enterprise-grade identity management service at no additional cost. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/MM70466LOGO) "Okta and Jive are building out the new cloud stack, which allows any business to take advantage of best-of-breed tools that are tightly integrated, easily accessible and are truly changing the way people work," said Tony Zingale, chairman and CEO of Jive. "This powerful partnership and product combination allows people to more securely and effectively communicate and collaborate in this new world of work. We couldn't be more pleased to offer Okta to our customers and the broader market." With this integration, Jive customers are now able to easily integrate Jive with Microsoft Active Directory and other corporate LDAP directories without the need to modify or open up the corporate firewall. This enables customers to centrally manage end-user identities for Jive, and gives people seamless and secure access to any number of business apps in the Jive platform. IT departments also benefit from Okta's centralized user management capabilities to easily provision and de-provision Jive to end-users. "As an early customer of the Jive Okta integration, we have been thrilled with the seamless access the combined solution has provided our organization," said Andrew Mishalove, global social business strategist at Groupon. "Our employees benefit from easy access to Jive and all their business apps - resulting in productive collaboration across the business and across multiple devices with security automatically built-in." As part of Jive's Fall cloud release, Jive has also revamped its social directory to give its customers a 360-degree view of fellow employees, including details on how they are connected within the organization, professional experience and areas of expertise. In the coming months, Okta will offer the ability to synchronize this information along with rich personal profiles created on Jive across other cloud applications enriching the kind of information organizations have about their users and eliminating the need for profiles to be populated and managed separately.