2019 has barely begun, but security and content delivery specialist Akamai has already taken a first step. Akamai announces this week that it has taken over the identity management company Janrain.
With the acquisition, the security and content delivery specialist will become a player that helps organisations manage users’ access rights to their online services. It has not been announced how much Akamai has finally paid for Janrain.
Identity Cloud Platform
The Janrain Identity Cloud cloud-based solution provides customers with tools for processing account registrations and logins, among other things. In addition, Janrain also provides a cloud-based portal for organising the profile data of users of online services.
The security and content delivery specialist is also particularly interested in the security applications Janrain uses for his tools. Among other things, the Identity Cloud application ensures that it verifies end users, by analysing their location and device when they are seeking access to an application or other forms of data. For example, if someone wants to log into an account from a new mobile phone at an abnormal time, Janrain’s software platform can ensure that access is blocked until more proof of identity is provided.
Integration into Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform
Akamai wants to integrate the Janrain Identity Cloud into its Intelligent Edge Platform. Users of this security platform should therefore benefit from improved identity management and threat intelligence through, among other things, the Bot Manager solution.
In the first instance, this will allow them to benefit from improved access control and reduce the risks of bots with unsolicited access requests. With more information on threats, you can better decide which users should have access to registration and login pages. This is based on reputations that are based on previous online behaviour.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.