Akamai Acquires Janrain To Strengthen Customer Identity Management

Akamai Technologies has acquired Janrain, an identity management software firm, for an undisclosed sum. The deal positions the cloud delivery platform to offer retailers more options to crack down on identity fraud and bot attacks and to improve security across channels.

Under terms of the acquisition, Akamai will combine the Janrain Identity Cloud and the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, a security software solution that defends against DDoS attacks and bots that look like legitimate customers trying to access a site. Janrain will operate fully under the Akamai brand once the platforms are integrated.

Janrain provides Customer Identity…