Onelogin readiness for GDPR

Onelogin Inc. is a leading vendor in Identity Management and Single Sign-on (SSO) that has also been named Best place to work. It has successfully made it easier for customers to access a trusted, more efficient and secure Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform in the cloud.


The San Francisco based company was officially launched in 2010 by two brothers, Thomas and Christian Pedersen and has progressively gained the trust of leading organisations globally. The brothers realised the niche while working for Zendesk and went ahead to solve it. It was ranked the best among Access Management providers by Gartner Peer Insights.


Onegin’s enterprise identity management perfects IAM through automated provisioning while securing access to cloud and on-premises applications through SSO for all types of devices. It has efficiently brought speed coupled with security for small-sized to large-sized businesses globally. With their identity management solutions, they deliver an all-encompassing administrative and self-service portal in hours to their clients. The system manages and secures millions of companies globally.

GDPR readiness.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being one of the most critical changes in data regulation and this has not forgone by Onelogin. Onelogin is quick adopters of rules and frameworks that further strengthen the company’s and customers’ security including their privacy.

Onelogin is, therefore, working on significant areas, some of which will complete in 2018. These include:

  • Policies and processes

Taking a blank page approach, they recaptured items that might have previously overlooked in high-level diagrams. Through the strategy, they could build extremely detailed data mapping diagrams.

  • Contract language

The contract verbiage that needed straightening out included: data breach notification language, use sub-contractors and responsibility of data processors that were relevant to data controllers. Consequently, necessary changes made in their standard MSA and Data Processing Agreement.

  • Data Protection Officer (DPO)

For the company to meet GDPR requirements, they are leveraging an independent external leg counsel based in the EU to address the DPO requirement.

  • Trust

The company will go through a separate review around May 2018 that will eventually acquire them an official GDPR certification.

OneLogin Invents Security Measures against Hackers

OneLogin was established in 2009. Its founders are Thomas and Christian Pedersen who are brothers. The duo operates from California. OneLogin enables its users to search and learn information for their businesses. It also has cloud settings that enable their clients to store their data systematically.

Moreover, it also enables its users to access personal social media accounts which they can merge with their OneLogin accounts for increased productivity for their businesses. The brothers have managed to open other offices in different parts of the world. The expansions have provided them with more extensive markets for their operations. They can now attend to clients online without having to interact with them physically on a personal level. Clients, on the other hand, save on costs that they would have used to send business representatives to gather information for them. This has been solved by the invention of OneLogin.

OneLogin has been able to protect their systems from hackers who breach the privacy of their operations. Some of these hackers have been their former employees. The company has, therefore, tightened the activities run by the human resource department and the information technology. Monitoring their operations this way and helped in enhancing accountability for their data which sometimes contain private information.

Blocking systems for ex-employees has also been effective in preventing hacking and breach of privacy. Employees once logged off the company’s system cannot access their systems anymore. Applications such as Security and Information Managers have also been adopted by the company to enhance maximum security. This invention blocks the former employees from accessing digital information stored on their servers.

The Human Resource Management department has it as its role to ensure that all employees who transfer to other jobs outside the company are cleared. They also have to ensure that their profiles are taken down. The Information Technology department should, on the other hand, ensure that the passwords and other information used for accessing the company’s departments are changed. This should be done every time an employee leaves the company. Privacy and accountability are key factors to consider for any business to grow.

OneLogin has continued to thrive despite the setback that their company encounters along the way.