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Safous Adds Browser Isolation to Its Zero-Trust Network Access Service

This new function offers secure access to corporate applications and external SaaS through a virtual browser.

Sep 28, 2022
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

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TOKYO - September 28, 2022 - Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (TSE Prime: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, announced to add a new remote browser isolation function, "Browser Isolation" to the zero-trust network access (ZTNA) (*) service, "Safous", which is mainly available for users in the U.S and Asia and will be available starting today.

The Safous platform is a zero-trust remote access service that provides application-level control over corporate applications and external software as a service (SaaS) access from a remote environment. This optional Browser Isolation function is Safous' proprietary, sandbox-based virtual browser that allows users to access applications and SaaS virtually, eliminating browser-based threats and providing more secure access.

"Kasm Technologies is honored to provide Kasm Workspaces remote browser isolation, our web-native secure remote access and DevOps-enabled container streaming technology, to Safous' Browser Isolation function. Browser Isolation is an industry-leading, cost-effective, and secure browser-based remote access solution," stated Justin Travis, Co-founder and CEO of Kasm Technologies.

  • (*)ZTNA is a zero-trust solution that provides seamless and secure remote access to internal applications. Instead of authenticating at the boundaries of the enterprise network, authentication is performed through a trusted broker system each time an application is accessed.

Background

More companies have started using SaaS in recent years, including powerhouses like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, due to the popularization of hybrid work. Unfortunately, these cloud-based systems are critical targets for attackers. In several reported cases, company networks are infected with malware and ransomware through a remote environment, causing a data breach and the suspension of business operations.
Because the browser and network on the terminal side are not secure in remote environments – and are potentially infected with malware already – the need to access internal data from remote environments securely has become a more urgent issue for companies. To solve this problem, Safous' BI function protects the terminal from browser-based threats and securely controls file manipulation when users access SaaS or corporate applications from a remote environment.

Features of Safous' Browser Isolation

One of the benefits of utilizing virtual browsers is that they defend corporate networks from risky websites. Browser Isolation provides a virtual browser that allows users to access business applications and external SaaS applications securely – even if their PCs are vulnerable. This function also prohibits users from downloading and executing malicious files that come from email, eliminating the threat of intrusion through the internet. Website content is streamed to user browsers, allowing them to access any web application safely.
Companies also benefit from enhanced protection of sensitive data. Browser Isolation allows individual users to control file uploads and downloads centrally, and sensitive data is accessed through the virtual browser to prevent data breaches. Additionally, downloaded data and access history are deleted at the end of each session to ensure security.

Price (excluding tax)

1.Account Charges

Pricing is based on the number of accounts registered.

Plan Standard Standard Plus Advanced
ZTNA ZTNA ZTNA + Browser Isolation
Account cost
(per user)
USD9. 99/month USD10.99/ month USD13.99/ month
Application gateways USD200/month
  • (*)All services are available in U.S. dollars regardless of the region in which they are provided.
  • (*)The minimum number of accounts is 10.

2.Number of Connected Applications

2 applications USD200~

  • (*)Connected applications can be added with additional charge.

Provided function

  Standard Standard Plus Advanced
Multi-factor authentication/single sign-on O O O
External account linkage
(LDAP/MS AD/SAML/OpenID)
O O O
Agentless support
(HTTP/HTTPS/RDP/SSH/SMB)
O O O
Agent support
(Any TCP/UDP network-based)
O O O
Flexible policy settings O O O
Logging
(Activity/audit logging)
O O O
Global PoP support
(US/EU/CA/BR/SG/IDN/VN/CN/JP/HKG)
O O O
Session recording - O O
Supervisor - O O
Browser isolation - - O

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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  • (*) 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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