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IIJ to Launch a Security Assessment Program to Visualize Security Risks in Telecommuting Environments

August 27, 2020

TOKYO-August 27, 2020-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of "IIJ Telework Environmental Security Assessment Program," a solution that assesses the security status of enterprise telecommuting environments and identifies and visualizes security risks.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government recommended that corporations adopt telecommuting policies, and many firms have built or enhanced their associated systems in short order. In many cases, security measures were apparently considered secondary to creating emergency response systems whose primary goals were "making it usable." Given the prospect of telecommuting becoming a long-term solution to a prolonged corona disaster, corporations are urgently needing security and leak-prevention measures for their remote work environments.

With more than 20 years of providing remote access services, IIJ has developed services and security measures from multiple perspectives, through vulnerability analyses of remote access systems and monitoring of attack vectors at our Security Operations Center (SOC). This solution uses IIJ's original assessment checklist-developed based on its experience in operating these services and knowledge of security measures-to assess risk in our clients' telecommuting systems. IIJ assesses the telecom platforms, PCs, and other client systems employees use to work remotely and identify a wide array of security threats, including virus infections from vulnerable Wi-Fi routers or family members' PCs. By accurately perceiving the state of their telecommuting systems, customers can develop quick, inexpensive measures to address apparent security risks.
IIJ can also support the planning of future countermeasures based on the findings of the assessments, such as reviewing telecommuting systems and developing security policies.

IIJ also offers this solution entirely online, from the initial setup meetings to all discussions of assessments and findings.

Overview of the IIJ Telework Environment Security Assessment Program

Method of assessment Questionnaire using IIJ's original assessment checklist
How to apply Online
Systems eligible for assessment Client systems for employees who are working remotely
(including telecom platforms and PCs)
Deliverables Findings Report for Assessments on Telecommuting Environments
Price JPY 200,000 (before tax) per telecommuting system
Assessment period Roughly one month from setup meeting to the findings report briefing
(Assessments could take longer when the application volume is high.)

Assessment Findings Report

The Findings Report shows the scores for various categories-including security threats (information leaks, unauthorized access, and malware infections) and policies (PC settings, network settings, and paper management)-and recommends policies based on these scores.

IIJ will continue to support the business efforts of its clients by providing high value-added security services.

About IIJ

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 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.

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