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Launch a Cloud-Based SaaS at the End of April 2019
April 4, 2019
IIJ Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd.
TOKYO-April 4, 2019-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, and its Singapore-based, 100% owned subsidiary IIJ Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd. (IIJ GS Singapore)-provider of WAN services for corporate clients-today announced that the latter has entered into an international distribution agreement with MOTEX Inc. (Motex) for the licensed sales of its IT asset management tool, LanScope Cat, in the Asia-Pacific Region.
LanScope Cat is a comprehensive security software package that provides IT asset management, internal information leak prevention, malware protection, and other functions needed for endpoint systems. The software automatically collects information from the devices on which its agent is installed and optimally manages hardware information, software license data, file distribution, and other data stored on endpoint systems. It also allows system administrators to enable user controls for manipulating files, browsing the web, logging email transmissions, using personal USB devices, and otherwise preventing internal fraud. LanScope Cat can also link with Cylance's AI engine to counter external threats, with functions that include malware detection, quarantine, and threat path tracking.
IIJ GS Singapore will launch "LanScope Cat on GIO," a SaaS platform that uses this software, on its cloud service IIJ GIO Singapore Service on April 30, 2019.
LanScope Cat on GIO will offer LanScope Cat as a SaaS to provide IIJ GIO Singapore Service users with IT asset management, internal fraud prevention, and external threat protection functions on client PCs they own.
The Service will include cloud-based LanScope Cat administrative servers just for IIJ GS Singapore users, so these users will not need to install or maintain anything themselves, allowing them to keep initial expenditures and operating costs down. By installing the LanScope Cat integrated console on system administrators' PCs, user companies can create and edit rules and policies for managing client PCs on their networks.
|Asset Cat||IT asset management||Gathers and manages client PC asset information (including hardware, OS, and software installation information).|
|Software asset management||Helps create ledgers needed to manage licenses and other software assets.|
|File distribution||Allows for automatic installations and batch distributions of files and applications.|
|Log Cat||Operation log management||Stores client PC operations (opening and closing files, running applications, printing documents, etc.) and their outcomes in logs for up to five years, and detects abnormal or fraudulent activity.|
|Device Cat||Device controls||Controls usage restrictions and prohibitions for CDs, DVDs, USB memory, and other devices for each client PC. Also allows administrators to configure permissions for specific USB devices or to identify known USB devices.|
|Web Cat||Web access management||Records website browsing, loading, uploads, and downloads, and blocks these activities using keywords.|
|Protect Cat||Malware protection||Links with Cylance's AI engine CylancePROTECT to detect and quarantine malware and to track malware paths.|
When using the Basic Package for 30 devices:
*These are reference prices. Contact an IIJ GS Singapore retail partner for specific pricing.
Going forward, IIJ GS Singapore plans to release LanScope Cat in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, while also combining it with cloud services IIJ is developing locally. Through these efforts, the firm will continue promoting its enterprise security software business in the Asia-Pacific Region.
About IIJ Global Solutions Singapore
IIJ Global Solutions Singapore Pte. Ltd. (IIJ Global Solutions Singapore) was formerly Exlayer Singapore Pte. Ltd., established in October 2008, and has been a wholly owned subsidiary of IIJ since joining the IIJ Group in April 2012. The company serves as the IIJ Group's representative in Singapore, supporting IT implementation for both local companies and Japanese companies with locations in Singapore and the surrounding countries.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Stock Market in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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