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IIJ to Launch New Remote Access Service "IIJ Flex Mobility Service/ZTNA" Achieving Zero Trust

Providing Functions to Achieve Zero Trust, Including Visualization of Communications, Fine-Tuned Policy Setting and Access Control

January 25, 2022
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

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TOKYO - January 25, 2022 - Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced that it will launch "IIJ Flex Mobility Service /ZTNA," a new remote access service offering improved security based on the Zero Trust(*1) philosophy, on January 31, 2022. On top of secure and comfortable VPN connections, ZTNA(*2) functions enabling fine-tuned access control appropriate for the status of users or devices, a firm grasp of security risks through monitoring/visualization of communications, and troubleshooting are added to realize even more secure remote access environment.

  • (*1)Zero Trust: New IT security philosophy based on "Never Trust Always Verify." Distinct from the conventional practice of securing the perimeter by creating a secure corporate network.
  • (*2)ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access): A type of solutions based on the Zero Trust philosophy that enables remote users to seamlessly and securely connect to corporate resources.

With telework becoming the norm due to work-style reform and prevention of infections and corporate IT platforms also shifting to cloud at a faster pace, more work is being done on the network. IIJ has been offering "IIJ Flex Mobility Service" providing safe and comfortable remote access to accommodate such changes in work styles. The service has been highly recognized by many users and the number of user companies has reached about 100 with the number of devices as many as 140,000. At the same time, needs for a more secure connection based on the Zero Trust philosophy, such as access control and risk management appropriate for the status of users or devices, are mounting as well. In order to respond to such needs, IIJ will launch "IIJ Flex Mobility Service/ZTNA," a new remote access service with additional functions to accurately grasp the status of communications and security status of devices and work accordingly.

Features of IIJ Flex Mobility Service/ZTNA

Optimized comfortable communications (VPN connection)

The service provides comfortable remote access environment through secure and fast VPN communications. Since VPN sessions are maintained unless the users terminate the connection, no reconnecting is necessary even when communications are temporarily halted. With stable VPN connections, the service reduces user stress and improves convenience.

Secure connection control (Access control)

The service allows for determining authorization policies dynamically in accordance with the status of users or devices, such as time and place and the status of device and security patches, to control access. For instance, access control to authorize only communications with devices with security measures or designated devices, or to designate business apps and servers that can be accessed is possible. It secures safety of in-house network by automatically blocking access after detecting viruses and other threats and such.

Enables grasp of usage status and risks through visualization of communications (Monitoring)

All traffic status is visualized through monitoring of connected devices. By visualizing and analyzing connections to unprotected Wi-Fi, location of devices, destination, etc., the service enables accurate grasping of communications status and security status to prompt a review of security policies and other measures.

Overview of the Service

Altogether three plans, "Starter," "Core" and "Complete," are offered according to functions in need. The lineup allows users to start small and upgrade seamlessly.

Basic Plan

Plan Starter Core Complete
Service launch date January 31, 2022 January 31, 2022 The end of March, 2022 (plan)
Function Secure and Comfortable VPN connection Secure and Comfortable VPN connection
Access control (ZTNA)
Secure and Comfortable VPN connection
Access control (ZTNA)
Monitoring (visualization of communications)
Number of devices
100-500 devices 100-60,000 devices 100-60,000 devices
VPN-GW bandwidth 100 Mbps (Fixed) 200 Mbps-2 Gbps
(Contract per unit of 100 Mbps)
200 Mbps-2 Gbps
(Contract per unit of 100 Mbps)
Region Single region
(Select either East Japan or West Japan)
Select multiple regions Select multiple regions
Initial fee JPY350,000 (excluding tax) JPY350,000 (excluding tax) JPY350,000 (excluding tax)
Monthly fee
(Reference Price)
JPY200,000 (excluding tax)/month
*For 100 devices
JPY1,450,000 (excluding tax)/month
*For 1,500 devices
JPY2,225,000 (excluding tax)/month
*For 1,500 devices

Optional service

Upon introducing the service, IIJ will provide policy setting support options that create and provide optimum setting files such as access control, automatic login settings, VPN behavior during in-house LAN connection, etc. after asking the customer’s security policies.

Optional fees for policy setting support Starter plan JPY300,000 (excluding tax)
Core・Complete plan JPY700,000 (excluding tax)

IIJ continues to support its customers’ businesses through provision of network services with high added-value going forward.

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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IIJ Corporate Communications

  • (*) All company names and service names used in this press release are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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