The Akamai NetSession Interface is an application that allows its users fast and reliable downloads on demand. It also improves the speed and efficiency of audio and video streams from the Internet.
As long as a user is not currently downloading or streaming content, the NetSession Interface uses a fraction of that user's upload bandwidth to help other users download parts of files from the user. It does not severely task the computer's resources that help it run silently in the background. The application does not monitor or gather personal information, and it is extremely secure on account of its adherence to HTTPS/SSL protocols.