Akamai Technologies, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of Janrain, a pioneer in the customer identity access management (CIAM) category.
“Adding identity management to the Akamai Edge will provide an added layer of security for our customers,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai. “With our acquisition now complete, we can work towards providing them with a sophisticated identity management solution, enabling trusted digital experiences for their end users.”
“It is challenging to conduct business online without an inherent and expected level of digital trust,” said Rick McConnell, President of Akamai Technologies and General Manager of Akamai’s web division. “Janrain’s Identity Cloud, working together with Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform, will provide an added layer of security to allow our customers to know more about their end users and potentially drive additional revenues from that deepened relationship.”
Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Its intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Some of the leading global brands rely on Akamai to help them realize their competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. The company’s portfolio of edge security, web, and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring.
Together, the companies’ technologies and teams are expected to offer a critical complementary capability to provide immediate security benefits to CIAM customers. Integrating Janrain’s Identity Cloud with the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform will enable accurate, scalable and secure risk-based adaptive authentication solutions to safeguard against malicious account activities.
Akamai customers will now be able to establish and maintain digital trust with their users by providing a highly secure and resilient environment for collecting and storing sensitive user information, managing privacy controls, and defending against identity fraud.