Akamai has agreed a deal of undisclosed size to acquire the identity authentication software provider, which had raised almost $79m from investors including Salesforce.

Cloud services provider Akamai Technologies has agreed to acquire US-based marketing platform provider Janrain for an undisclosed sum, providing an exit for enterprise software producer Salesforce. Founded in 2002, Janrain has developed log-in technology that uses data collected from social networking services to authenticate users. It also collects and manages customer data to help clients…

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