I founded Krypton with the idea that strong, cryptographic authentication should be easy for everyone to use. In September 2019, Akamai acquired the Krypton technology. Since then we’ve been busy building something new: a product that stands on the giant shoulders of the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform to take Krypton to a whole new level.
Today, I’m excited to announce Akamai MFA. It’s the future of the Krypton technology and the beginning of an innovative new authentication service that delivers phish-proof push-based multi-factor authentication, a delightful user-experience, and strong cryptography to companies across the world.
Akamai MFA is not just an authenticator, it’s a service that runs on the Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform to help you verify the identity of your users in a fast, secure, and frictionless way. Akamai MFA makes it easy to deploy the most cutting-edge authentication protection in front of any website or application and in the form factor that makes sense to you and your users.
By leveraging Krypton’s cutting-edge authenticator technology and the power and breadth of Akamai’s platform, we can finally make strong, cryptographic authentication accessible to the masses.
Read more about our product announcement and features on akamai.com/mfa.
Architect of Akamai MFA and former co-founder/CEO of Krypt.co
Will Akamai MFA’s “unphishable” push authentication work with third-party websites like Twitter and Dropbox?
Yes! Akamai MFA will not only protect your corporate accounts, but also many of your personal accounts with the same great push-based (unphishable) authentication. This is the first push-based authenticator (besides Krypton) to offer a roaming FIDO2 cross-platform authenticator in the form factor you know and love: your smartphone. Note: Compatibility with third-party sites may vary.
What does this mean for the Krypton GitHub projects?
The Krypton GitHub repositories will transition to a community edition of the project and we invite the community to contribute and drive the direction (especially the developer tools side of the project!). For those that want to use an officially supported version of the product, please download the latest version of Akamai MFA from the App Store and Play Store.
Is there a new open-source repository?
We will create a new GitHub space and this will become the home base of our new Akamai MFA browser extension and app codebases that we will be opening in the coming months. Please stay tuned!
What does this mean for the Krypton iOS and Android apps?
First and foremost, please download Akamai MFA from the App Store and Play Store to get the latest and greatest features. Krypton will remain on the App Store for some time to give our users the opportunity to transition to the new Akamai MFA app, but it won’t be receiving additional updates as of now.