Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, will honor Enterprise Application Access (EAA) as the Gold winner for 'Best Enterprise Secure Access Solution' and the 'Best Security Solution for Retail' in the 15th Annual 2019 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards®. Akamai's EAA solution was also named as the runner-up and Silver winner as the 'Best Innovation in Enterprise Security'.
These prestigious global awards recognize cybersecurity and information technology vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products, solutions, and services that are helping set the bar higher for others in all areas of security and technologies. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on June 24, 2019 during the Global Excellence Awards annual red carpet awards dinner and presentation.
"There is no longer a need to debate the need for change. Traditional security models relying on network perimeter architectures are inadequate given today’s IT infrastructure and user landscape," said Tim Knudsen, Vice President of Product Management, Akamai. "As Akamai helps organizations move toward a zero trust security model, earning this level of recognition from the Info Security Product Guide selection committee, spanning best in class enterprise secure access solution and in innovation in enterprise security, underscores the peace of mind that our customers have in working with Akamai as a strategic security partner now and in the future."
Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is an identity aware proxy for accessing and securing enterprise applications. It combines data path protection, single sign-on across all applications, identity, adaptive access, application security, and management visibility and control into a single service at the edge.
Enterprise Application Access is designed to ensure that only authorized users and devices have access to the internal applications they need, and not the entire corporate network. No one can access applications directly because they are hidden from the Internet and public exposure.
Tim Knudsen concluded, "We believe it’s time for enterprises to adopt zero trust security, where trust in the corporate network is no longer inherent, and security and access decisions are dynamically enforced based on identity, device, and user context. Akamai’s Enterprise Application Access solution is key to facilitate this important architectural shift, with the first step being to start eliminating full network access and the VPN."
To learn more about Akamai's award-winning Enterprise Application Access solution and how your organization can begin its move to building a zero trust architecture, please visit the Akamai booth #N6153 in Moscone Center North during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, March 4-8, 2019. You can also schedule a dedicated one-on-one meeting with an Akamai representative at the RSA Conference by signing up here.
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