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.