Internet Initiative Japan Inc. one of Japan’s leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the launch of an online sales channel for Safous, its zero-trust network access (ZTNA) service released last year. Until now, IIJ only offered Safous through its group’s local offices (in the U.S., Mainland China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan). However, the addition of an online sales channel allows customers to apply for services without being tied down by a country or region. Customers can now start using Safous, with a lead time that can be as short as 30 minutes, by simply selecting the required plan and options on the Safous website.
ZTNA: A type of zero-trust solution that provides seamless and secure remote access to internal applications. Instead of authenticating at the boundaries of the corporate network, authentication is performed through a trusted broker system each time an application is accessed.
This service securely connects users to corporate information resources, such as business applications in the customer’s office or the cloud. Safous utilizes robust authentication and has authorization control from a user terminal or IoT device. IIJ has deployed access points (PoP: Point of Presence) for authorization to customers’ specified locations prior to the start of their service. This configuration will eliminate the need to allow users to access corporate networks from the outside and mitigates the risk of attacks targeting corporate networks.