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Application Access Redefined: Secure, Simple, Fast
Enterprise Application Access is a unique cloud architecture that closes all inbound firewall ports, while ensuring that only authorized users and devices have access to the internal applications they need, and not the entire network. No one can access applications directly because they are hidden from the Internet and public exposure. Enterprise Application Access integrates data path protection, single sign-on, identity access, application security, and management visibility and control into a single service.
It can be deployed in minutes through a unified portal with a single point of control, in any network environment, and at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions. The result is a secure-access delivery model that enables a zero CapEx, low OpEx model for critical workloads deployed in any environment.
Deliver Access to All Internal Apps
Provide seamless access for all enterprise applications regardless of origin delivered by vendors such as Atlassian, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle through a single-sign on portal, or integrate with your existing SSO solution, like Okta.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA/2FA)
Enable an additional level of security further by authenticating users using MFA across email, SMS or TOTP, or integrate with your existing 2FA provider, like Duo Security.
All access is encrypted using AES256 encryption over TLS-1.2, ensuring that no confidential data is exposed to prying eyes on the network.
Unified Auditing & Reporting Capabilities
Capture all users IP address, usernames, and actions taken, as well as geolocation for easy compliance reporting.
Simple User Management Portal
Easily enable access to all applications--whether deployed in private clouds, e.g. VMware or OpenStack, public clouds, e.g. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute or IBM Softlayer, or on-premises--in minutes. No additional hardware or software required.
Full-featured, server load balancing capabilities
Balance traffic load across a group of servers and configure to monitor the health for each application server and apply a variety of load balancing policies.
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How Does Enterprise Application Access Work?
An Enterprise Application Access connector connects to your application server, then dials out to the Enterprise Application Access service on TCP port 443, commonly open for outbound communication on most companies’ firewalls. No additional hardware or software is required.
The service is architecturally designed based on three major components:
- Data Edge: Provides the data plane between the user and the application, as well as the data security, application performance and optimization components.
- Management Edge: Provides management, logging, reporting, and configuration capabilities. The management and data edges are based on a secure, multi-tenant architecture. In addition to the multi-tenant data cloud, you have the option to select a dedicated single-tenant data cloud that can be configured to only process a single user’s traffic.
- Enterprise Connectors: Your users connect to the Enterprise Application Access single-sign on service through a URL they enter in their browsers. They simply provide their credentials to gain access to your applications. You also have the option to integrate with existing SSO solutions you may already have.
Enterprise Application Access works with all applications, including legacy on-premises apps, IaaS and SaaS apps.
Enabling Single Sign-On Across All Application Types
Seamlessly access on-premise, IaaS and SaaS applications including any SAML 2.0 compliant apps– such as Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365, Workday, DropBox, ServiceNow or Google Suite.
Delivering Fast and Secure Enterprise Applications
Adopting a Zero Trust security model — authenticating and authorizing every request, device, and user before delivering applications or data, and monitoring application access and network activity through logging and behavioral analytics — can quickly and safely deliver enterprise applications across your network.
Providing Simple, Safe Contractor Access to Internal Applications
Adopting a Zero Trust security model—authenticating and authorizing every request, device, and user before delivering applications or data, and monitoring application access and network activity through logging and behavioral analytics—can simply and safely deliver internal applications to contractors.
Delivering Multi-Factor Authentication for All applications
Further minimize unauthorized access by authenticating users using MFA across email, SMS or TOTP. In addition to Enterprise Application Access native MFA capabilities, it now incorporates the ability to integrate with Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication.
Traditional VPNs are typically complex to manage, expensive to scale, and result in increased risk of unauthorized remote access to sensitive data across the corporate network. Provide secure access and reduce the attack surface by transitioning away from a traditional VPN model to an adaptive risk and security model with no implicit trust.
Enterprise Application Access Resources
To securely enable vital information sharing, IT organizations must navigate and manage a complex maze of people, processes and technologies. Deploying, configuring and maintaining secure access technology is a chronic pain.Download Now
Quick Start Guide
This quick start guide gives a high-level explanation of the Enterprise Application Access architecture and will guide you through the process to setup and deploy your first application.View Now
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Fast and Secure Enterprise Application Access
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Moving Beyond Perimeter Security: A Comprehensive and Achievable Guide to Less Risk
A Zero Trust security and access model is the solution: Every machine, user, and server should be untrusted until proven otherwise. But how do you achieve Zero Trust? Read this white paper authored by Akamai’s CTO, Charlie Gero, to learn how.Read the White Paper
The 4 Benefits of VPN Elimination
VPNs have several shortcomings, inherent problems, and management complexities — many of which become more pronounced now that cloud, mobility, and enterprise digital ecosystems dominate the landscape.Read the White Paper
Access and Delivery Different Sides of the Same Coin
We are often so caught up in our own realities that we miss obvious similarities or synergies. Luckily when various people look at the same situation, different perspectives emerge.Read the Blog
Buyer's Guide: Five must haves for your Remote Access Solution
Access from anywhere means secure and convenient remote access is a must. While there are a variety of remote solutions these are the 5 Must Haves.View the Infographic
Akamai: Turning Enterprise Security Inside Out
Find out how Akamai's portfolio of cloud security services is market leading, easy to use, and backed by high performance levels.Download the Report
5 Reasons Enterprises Need a New Access Model
Find out why now is the time for you to consider a new approach to providing remote access.Download the Report
Business Services Vertical
Company chooses Enterprise Application Access to provide internal application access to new employees after an acquisition.Read the Case Study
H.I.S. Travel Agency
Learn how building a securely accessible network environment with Akamai’s Enterprise Application Access (EAA), instead of a VPN, helped H.I.S. greatly improve business efficiency by limiting users’ access to the information and services they need.Read the Case Study
Quick service restaurant group picks Enterprise Application Access for subsidiary brands due to the ease of use, convenience, and solution set offered.Read the Case Study
Business Services Vertical
Software-as-a-service firm creates a sales portal for leadership team to access mission-critical internal applications while on the road.Read the Case Study
Online Gaming Vertical
High-tech gaming company utilizes Enterprise Application Access to provide remote access for infrastructure engineers.Read the Case Study
Business Services Vertical
Software-as-a-service company grants select employee and third-party access to engineering-focused web applications behind the firewall by using Enterprise Application Access.Read the Case Study
Public Sector Vertical
Leading government agency in the United States chooses Enterprise Application Access for enhanced visibiliity into end-user activities and securely accessing data.Read the Case Study
Leading hospital cuts down on costly and time-consuming processes for their IT and InfoSec teams by utilizing Enterprise Application AccessRead the Case Study