Workday expands security toolset with Duo partnership

21st January 2018

Workday, Inc. a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, has announced a partnership with Duo Security, a cybersecurity leader specialising in trusted access and multi-factor authentication (MFA) technologies that they say are easy to use, yet powerful in ensuring the right people are accessing the right applications.




As part of the partnership, Workday will complement its robust, built-in security with seamless integrations that enable customers to leverage Duo’s MFA functionality right within Workday’s user interface. With this joint, expanded toolset in one experience it is hoped organisations can further strengthen safeguards to mitigate phishing incidents and ensure validated, trusted access to Workday anytime, from any device.

The composition of today’s workforce is ever-changing as organisations employ teams comprised of full-time, freelance, and contingent workers, among others, who increasingly are working across different kinds of devices and locations. This, coupled with greater volumes of sensitive, worker-related data and more intelligent phishing and cybersecurity threats, has organisations asking for better methods to keep workers productive with access to critical business applications when, where, and how they prefer – in a more secure environment.

With this influx of worker types, data, devices, and security threats, Workday saw an opportunity to expand its security offerings by bringing Duo’s industry-leading trusted access technologies into its product suite using the latest in visual integration technology.

“Integrating Duo with Workday is yet another avenue to help ensure that all Workday customers are leveraging MFA to protect their people and businesses,” said Josh DeFigueiredo, chief trust officer, Workday. “Our partnership reinforces both the security protections we built into the Workday technology platform and the commitment we made to safeguard customers’ data since day one.”

“The Ohio State University has partnered with both Duo and Workday since 2015,” said Helen Patton, chief information security officer, The Ohio State University. “Their partnership will help our community deliver on the university’s mission securely and effectively. We look forward to the partnership and the benefits that it will bring to our university.”

“This a natural partnership for two cloud leaders focused on people-centric secure enterprise IT,” said Jon Oberheide, chief technology officer and co-founder, Duo Security. “Together we will help further protect the most sensitive data and applications of our joint customers – no matter where or how they work.”

Workday plans to make solutions resulting from the Duo partnership available beginning in the first half of calendar year 2018.