MFA/2FA for Applications Behind the Firewall New Intro

MFA/2FA for Applications Behind the Firewall

With so many corporations depending on business-critical applications hosted both on-prem and in the cloud, ensuring only authenticated and authorized users gain access to applications is paramount. In today’s threat landscape, relying on just a username and password is no longer enough.

Multi-Factor Authentication/Two-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) has become the standard to provide an extra level of authentication and security.

With Akamai Enterprise Application Access, MFA/2FA can be applied to any application — or a group of applications — or user, with a single click. Akamai has made it easy to avoid months of development and testing. To access enterprise applications, users need to only enter a URL on their favorite device for the application they need, then provide their Active Directory or identity provider credentials and MFA/2FA passcode.

Akamai Enterprise Application Access

With so many corporations depending on business-critical applications hosted both on-prem and in the cloud, ensuring only authenticated users gain access to applications is paramount. It is a complicated situation, and relying on just a username and password is no longer enough.

Multi-Factor Authentication/Two-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA) has become the standard to provide an extra level of authentication and safety.

With Akamai Enterprise Application Access (EAA), MFA/2FA can be applied to any application, or a group of applications, or user, with a single click. Akamai has made it easy to avoid months of development and testing. From any device with a browser, users need only to enter a URL for the application they need, then provide their Active Directory login credentials and MFA/2FA one-time passcode.

The assumption from an IT implementation perspective is that adding MFA/2FA requires development, testing, and ongoing maintenance. However, with Akamai Enterprise Application Access, MFA/2FA requires:

  • No additional hardware management
  • No additional setup (user/device integration, delivery, training)
  • No API integration and development work for each application

With MFA-enabled EAA, the end-user experience is seamless.

Additional Resources:

  • Enterprise Application Access product page

    Read More
  • 5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model

    Read More
  • Solution Brief: Painless, Secure Third-Party Remote Access

    Read More
  • Enterprise Application Access Architecture Overview

    Read More
  • Video: EAA Explained in 90 Seconds