Software as a Service

The popularity of Software as a Service (SaaS) continues to grow rapidly as more enterprise customers realize the enormous benefits that SaaS offers in cost savings, agility, and time to market. But the exponential growth of the Software as a Service market combined with increasingly high expectations of SaaS customers has presented a number of new business and technical challenges for Software as a Service providers. Reliability is an issue as demand increases exponentially. The larger a Software as a Service provider gets, the more likely it is to be targeted by security threats. And with customers expecting access to SaaS at blazing fast speeds on any device, every application service provider must constantly work to improve and maintain performance.

That's where Akamai can help. As the leading provider of cloud services that enable enterprises to provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, we enable Software as a Service providers to accelerate innovation while removing the complexities of technology.

Software as a Service with Akamai

Akamai web performance solutions enable Software as a Service providers to make SaaS applications available to customers, partners and suppliers, on any device, anywhere in the world. Akamai enterprise solutions overcome the inherent challenges related to Internet performance, reliability and security. And a set of SaaS provider-specific capabilities provides a comprehensive, integrated collection of performance and reliability solution designed to meet the unique demands of delivering SaaS applications.

Security is a high priority for Software as a Service providers. With web-based attacks presenting very real threats, Akamai's highly scalable, always-on security solutions – including solutions for DNS security, data security and network security – help to reduce the risk of downtime, protect revenue and maintain performance during attack.

Our innovative solutions have made us the choice of more than 100 SaaS providers, including 9 of the top 10 public SaaS companies, and 18 of the top 20 global SaaS companies.

Benefits to Software as a Service providers

With Akamai, SaaS providers can:

  • Maximize global web and mobile performance.
  • Maintain high availability, even during enormous spikes in demand.
  • Reduce the cost of operations and security.
  • Defend against data breach attacks and ensure DDoS prevention.
  • Speed time to market.
  • Offload traffic to reduce the costs of hosting Software as a Service offerings.
  • Leverage Akamai's world-class expertise on SaaS performance and security.

Learn more about Akamai's Software as a Service solutions, as well as solutions for web application testing, CDN security and more.