HENNGE enhances its cooperation with Cybertrust through service linkage between Cybertrust's device authentication service and HENNGE's SaaS authentication platform for educational institutions 2020.04.27

In response to temporary school closures and other issues caused by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, CEO: Kazuhiro Ogura) and Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd. (headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, CEO: Yasutoshi Magara) have announced their intention to enhance their cooperation in order to support safe, secure distance learning for Japanese educational institutions during closures. The companies plan to exploit their track record of providing services to companies in order to link Cybertrust's device authentication service Cybertrust Device ID and HENNGE's SaaS authentication platform HENNGE One for the benefit of educational institutions.

Cybertrust Device ID is a device-certificate-issuance management service that achieves a system of strict device authentication for which device certificates are only registered for devices specified by administrators and registered device certificates cannot be duplicated or extracted. The service runs in Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android operating systems, and it supports a wide variety of devices, including computers, iPhones, and Android-equipped devices. When used by educational institutions, the service prevents unauthorized access and achieves a safe educational environment by distributing device certificates for which the administrator has applied for registration to users and enabling only devices with registered certificates to access the network.

HENNGE One is a SaaS authentication platform (IDaaS) that provides comprehensive secure access, single sign-on functionality, and other features for various cloud services, including Microsoft 365, G Suite, Box, and LINE WORKS. By using HENNGE One, educational institutions can achieve cloud utilization that strikes a balance between convenience and safety, which could lead to innovation in terms of how teachers work. During participation in distance learning, authentication to determine who is using the devices of students and teachers is necessary to eliminate the risk of information leakage and other problems due to unauthorized device use. Effective measures for achieving this include reliable user authentication by using an authentication system as well as identifying devices that connect to dedicated servers, cloud services, etc. In addition, the development of learning environments that further utilize ICT as well as the use of various cloud services by teachers and students to achieve distance learning at home is expected. Using HENNGE One frees educational institutions from the hassle of ID and password management.

Cybertrust Device ID prevents the connection of unauthorized devices by implementing device authentication utilizing electronic certificates to ensure safe network access and enable only devices permitted by schools to access their networks. In addition, HENNGE One offers a realistic solution to the problem of cloud introduction that strikes a balance between convenience and safety. The combination of Cybertrust Device ID and HENNGE One prevents unauthorized access to help achieve safe, secure distance learning without sacrificing the convenience of cloud services.

In addition, both companies will also provide support to help maintain safe, secure conventional learning habits, including the distribution of one device to each student and teacher in line with the GIGA school concept. HENNGE and Cybertrust are committed to promoting support to help maintain a safe, secure learning environment, achieve suitable information security measures for educational institutions, and eliminate home-learning-related anxieties faced by educational institutions, students and parents.

■ About Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.
As Japan's first commercial digital authentication authority, Cybertrust has been providing authentication and security services for over 20 years as well as on-premises, cloud, and embedded system Linux/OSS services that apply the company's MIRACLE LINUX kernel technology and open-source software (OSS) knowledge. In addition, by combining these technologies and the company's track record of results, Cybertrust helps authenticate the accuracy of people, things, and events in IoT and other cutting-edge fields, thereby promoting services that boost the reliability of customer services. Security and Trust. Cybertrust uses its IT-infrastructure-related expertise and highly neutral technologies to help achieve a safe, secure society.

■ About HENNGE K.K.
Guided by the philosophy of the liberation of technology, we pursue independent technologies and new technologies suitable for the times to develop services that bridge the gap between technology and reality ahead of other companies.

Company name: HENNGE K.K.
Securities code: 4475
Address: 16-28 Daiwa Shibuya Square, Nanpeidai-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Kazuhiro Ogura (Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer)

■ Contact information for inquiries regarding this press release
Cybertrust Japan Co., Ltd.
People in charge of public relations: Shiina, Kawahara
Tel: 03-6234-3800

Person in charge of public relations: Yamamoto
Tel: 03-6415-3660

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