IIJ Offers Email

IIJ announced the October 1 release of the IIJ Secure MX Service

TOKYO -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (NASDAQ:IIJI) (TSE Mothers:3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the October 1 release of the IIJ Secure MX Service, an integrated email security solution for enterprise risk management that provides services such as spam email blocking and mail archiving.

The IIJ Secure MX Service is an ASP service that operates through an IIJ gateway server established between a customer's mail system and the Internet to offer comprehensive mail security functions including anti-spam, sender authentication, mail transmission route encryption, and full-text mail storage. IIJ support engineers provide 24-hour, 365-day monitoring of redundant gateway servers located at the data center, ensuring a safe and stable mail environment. The service allows customers to implement the latest mail security measures without diverting manpower or assuming hardware asset risks that are incurred when companies develop in-house systems. This enables stronger internal control and a reduction of total costs, without modification to a company's existing mail system.

Recently, mail security measures have become increasingly important and complex, a result of efforts to prevent mail-related data leaks and mail system downtime caused by sudden spikes in spam mail sent from bot networks. In addition, in compliance with the Japanese version of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act, there has been increasing demand for archiving as a way of preserving evidence in the event of an incident, which is becoming increasingly important for company executives in risk management. However, businesses have already reached a limit with in-house efforts to combat voluminous spam mail, maintain archiving capacity, and implement ever-changing security measures.

IIJ already provides spam countermeasures and archiving services using its existing enterprise-oriented ASP services, handling tens of thousands of email accounts. The IIJ Secure MX Service uses the expertise developed from this experience to give greater security by adding the latest features sought by businesses. As an outsourced resource, the service reduces customer mail management tasks and bypasses asset acquisition, while assuring the availability and security of mission-critical mail systems.

Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq: IIJI)

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