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Akamai Enterprise Application Access is #6 ranked solution in top Access Management tools, #6 ranked solution in top ZTNA services, and #9 ranked solution in top Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) tools. PeerSpot users give Akamai Enterprise Application Access an average rating of 10 out of 10. Akamai Enterprise Application Access is most commonly compared to Zscaler Internet Access: Akamai Enterprise Application Access vs Zscaler Internet Access. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 35% of all views.
What is Akamai Enterprise Application Access?

Soha Cloud creates a “cloud perimeter” to protect an organization’s infrastructure from Internet threats, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and botnets. Soha Cloud also minimizes a customer’s attack surface, hides applications from public exposure and grants authenticated users micro-granular access to specific applications. Unlike stand-alone, legacy security tools and network access methods, Soha Cloud integrates data path protection, identity access, application security and management visibility into a single solution to create a cloud perimeter between a user organization’s infrastructure and the Internet.

Akamai Enterprise Application Access was previously known as Soha.

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What users are saying about Akamai Enterprise Application Access pricing:
"The price is great it is all-inclusive, they use an enterprise cost model. That's what we like compared to other users. This is one of the main attractions of Akamai Enterprise Application Access. It's already an enterprise cost model established with us for services."

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Technical Management Director at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Highly capable, reliable, and simple console
Pros and Cons
  • "The capability of Akamai Enterprise Application Access is what you're looking for, it's giving you the service that you're looking for. It's simple and doesn't use an agent. It uses LCSD responders, and they have a lot of services around the globe. That's the reason that we were very interested in using it because it has a lot of coverage. This is because it's under the GDS umbrella."
  • "We need another approach to bring the solution to the cloud. In addition to Access Management, we would like to see if we can jump into Directories. I think ADs are going to go away and everything is going to be cloud-based and minimize the use of ADs because of the cost and some other dependencies to the cloud. Every time you buy AD it is more hardware, and everything's changing to software. The network's changing, the applications are changing, and for IT it is hard to keep up with it."

What is our primary use case?

We use Akamai Enterprise Application Access by customizing their DCS services to provide authentication. Additionally, we use it to bring WAF and content-caching capability.

Akamai Enterprise Application Access can be either on the cloud or on-premise. You can use it on the cloud to the applications. We provide the services. It's the on-premise solution, but we provide cloud services with the on-premise capability that we have. That's the next step that we're working on, to bring that solution to a cloud service provider (CSP).

What is most valuable?

The capability of Akamai Enterprise Application Access is what you're looking for, it's giving you the service that you're looking for. It's simple and doesn't use an agent. It uses LCSD responders, and they have a lot of services around the globe. That's the reason that we were very interested in using it because it has a lot of coverage. This is because it's under the GDS umbrella.

The simplicity and the console to bring in and register new applications. It's just really easy to manage. The integration is good and simple.

What needs improvement?

We need another approach to bring the solution to the cloud. In addition to Access Management, we would like to see if we can jump into Directories. I think ADs are going to go away and everything is going to be cloud-based and minimize the use of ADs because of the cost and some other dependencies to the cloud. Every time you buy AD it is more hardware, and everything's changing to software. The network's changing, the applications are changing, and for IT it is hard to keep up with it. 

We have to have a solution towards as-a-service instead of buying more hardware and software licenses. There is culture and cost models change. If you provide enterprise services we have to stop telling the customers it's going to be perusers or the transactions. That's not good for the customers, It's good for the vendors. It's good, they're making money, but at the same time, you're pulling away from your customers. The more you keep having cost increases, the customer's going to look for another cheaper solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Akamai Enterprise Application Access for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any performance issue with the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. The capability, onboarding, migration are all scalable. The coverage is all over the world.

We have many access management services, and they have over 1,500 applications running.

How are customer service and support?

We have different layers of support for our customers, such as levels one and two, but I still use their technicals support as the third layer. We have not had an issue with their support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used CA SiteMinder for 15 years before we started using Akamai Enterprise Application Access. 

CA SiteMinder has a lot of agents, encryption, and development that we had to do in order to bring customers to the service. It was a legacy application or service, where it had to be changed to a new look and feel for customers.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is not that complex. However, the GUI could improve and the customization could be more dynamic when it comes to the attraction of the way it looks, it looks basic. There should be more color or more of a dynamic image to the view of the console.

This is one of the only things I'm really criticizing them most of the time about because it's basic. For example, Adobe is showing colorful pages but not in this solution, it is just simple, flat colors, that they're not attractive to the customer, visually. They don't have the visual effect compared to other application services. However, the solution does what I want it to.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is great it is all-inclusive, they use an enterprise cost model. That's what we like compared to other users. This is one of the main attractions of Akamai Enterprise Application Access. It's already an enterprise cost model established with us for services.

What other advice do I have?

There is a culture change that we have right now. Usually a lot of customers used to have Microsoft doing AD. We had to stay away from AD and agents when it comes to identity access management in order to simplify it and bring all the applications to the cloud or any services that need enterprise.

If someone wants to reach out to us to see how Akamai Enterprise Application Access work, they can reach out to me. The cost and the capability are great. It's new and that we probably have to do better advertising it. This is what I have to do because we have to advertise it better.

I rate Akamai Enterprise Application Access a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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