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Requests for proposals (RFPs) are a good way to start the product evaluation process as well as help clarify the project's scope and requirements. RFPs give you the ability to compare products and platforms more objectively and get you the best results for your project. That said, the process of documenting and clarifying your project requirements can be pretty painful and time-consuming.
While the world fights against the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are out in full force with a multitude of scams designed to take advantage of the confusion and panic. COVID-19 has -- by necessity -- made us all more comfortable working, playing, and buying online.
Whenever we talk about what's next for Akamai's security portfolio, we clearly want to look at the challenges that are top of mind for our customers -- both today and tomorrow. And what a year 2020 has shaped up to be in terms of new challenges for CISOs and their security teams.
Welcome to the Akamai Platform Update! We're presenting an entire week of learning about Akamai's recent product updates. Each day, we'll highlight our latest innovations in each area of the Akamai Intelligent Platform.
We all know that the ability to accurately identify, understand, and engage our customers across multiple channels and digital touchpoints is absolutely vital to the digital customer experience and business. This couldn't be more important in the current environment as we continue to move more of our lives online.
Laws and regulations related to personally identifiable information (PII) are continuously being enacted around the world as data breaches and abuses persist. According to the February 2020 United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, 132 out of 194 countries had legislation put in place to secure the protection of data and privacy.
Six months ago, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was put into effect, granting California residents increased rights over how their personal data is gathered and shared by the companies they interact with. Leading up to its launch, organizations expressed concern over whether they were fully compliant with the incoming regulation, and if they weren't, how they could act quickly to avoid compliance failures.
Akamai Identity Cloud is a purpose-built customer identity and access management (CIAM) platform specifically architected to meet the needs of application owners and API providers' consumer identity needs. As a cloud-based SaaS offering, all interactions with Identity Cloud occur over the public internet. And as an integrated part of the larger Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Identity Cloud transactions benefit from many of the same services that Akamai customers do --
If you want to see an argument break out among identity professionals, mention single sign-on (SSO) and consumer session management. As fast as this technology's evolved is as fast as it's become one of the most contentiously debated topics in the field.