What is Akamai MFA?
Akamai MFA (Multifactor Authentication) is a cloud-based solution that operates on our Intelligent Edge Platform. It offers you an additional layer of protection on top of your corporate credentials. This gives you more control over identity and access management challenges.
How it works
With Akamai MFA enabled as a part of the authentication process, you have to confirm your identity by providing two or more pieces of evidence (factors) before you can log in to enterprise resources.
To start using Akamai MFA, you have to register your device in the service and pick your preferred second factor. Then, you start receiving challenges on your registered device that you have to respond to in order to obtain access to protected resources.
Why is my company using Akamai MFA?
Akamai MFA supports FIDO authentication standards to provide your organization with strong, cryptographic protection against unauthorized access. This keeps your corporate account safe from different types of network security challenges such as phishing or social-engineering attacks.
Akamai MFA is easy to use. You can register your authentication device in the service within minutes. And with the single sign-on (SSO) sessions, you'll only be prompted for the MFA authentication once at your first login.
What secondary authentication methods can I choose?
We recommend using the innovative phone security key as your secondary authentication solution. This second factor leverages the U2F, FIDO2, and WebAuthn standards to provide you with an end-to-end cryptographically sealed authentication process preventing unauthorized third parties from accessing your corporate account. The Akamai MFA mobile app turns your existing smartphone into a highly secure authenticator and lets you conveniently authenticate with the frictionless user experience of push notifications.
The following mobile device OS versions support the Akamai MFA mobile app:
iOS 13 and above (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
Android 7 and above (smartphones and tablets)
Mobile devices that use other authentication methods such as SMS/email OTP as second factors, don’t have to run those minimum supported software versions.
Updated 4 days ago