HENNGE Chooses Ultraman as Its Mascot to Accelerate Companies’ Migration to SaaS2022.03.31

HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Ogura, "HENNGE") is pleased to announce its campaign, “SaaS accelerates with +1” to speed up companies’ migration to SaaS, choosing Ultraman as a mascot.

While the number of companies which encourage remote working to their employees is increasing due to the Covid pandemic, HENNGE believes that adoption of the cloud environment and SaaS is not sufficient while such environment and services are indispensable to enable working style with no geographical and hourly restrictions.

As the result of Gartner Group’s survey conducted in April 2021, average* utilization rate of cloud computing in Japan was 22%, which increased by 4 points compared to the same survey conducted in 2020 (*1).

*Average of cloud items:This average figure is calculated simply by the total number of utilization of each cloud item, such as SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, divided by the number of such cloud items. Therefore, the figure should not be regarded as the actual utilization rate but a mere reference of the trends.

According to the Survey conducted by HENNGE in October 2021, challenges for companies pre and post introduction of SaaS are as follows; 1) Security-related uncertainties, 2) Increasing SaaS costs, 3) Troublesome management of various user IDs and passwords, and so on.

In the current campaign, “SaaS accelerates with +1”, Ultraman represents the HENNGE SaaS authentication platform (IDaaS), “HENNGE One”, and the monsters represent various challenges faced by the companies’ information system departments. The concept is that Ultraman resolves such challenges caused by the monsters by various measures, as if SaaS resolves them, and promotes HENNGE’s activities to help companies introducing SaaS.

As a first step, HENNGE will set up a fun booth in the “Japan IT Week Spring” sponsored by RX Japan, held at Tokyo Big Site from April 6 (Monday), 2022 to April 8 (Friday), 2022, displaying Ultraman, Alien Baltan, Tada, and Kanegon, to show how HENNGE helps companies introduce SaaS.

To visit the HENNGE booth, prior registration is necessary. Those who registered from the following URL will receive the “Ultraman and HENNGE” original gifts.

To Register and Visit HENNGE Booth at the Japan IT Week Spring:

HENNGE will continue to support companies’ safe and secure introduction of SaaS through various activities.

*1. Source: Gartner® Japan’s Press Release, “Gartner Announces the Results of Survey Made on Japanese Companies Cloud Computing”, June 14, 2021
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■ About Ultraman
For more information, please contact Tsuburaya Productions, Co., Ltd.

■ About HENNGE One
HENNGE One is a SaaS authentication platform (IDaaS) that provides comprehensive secure access, single sign-on function, and other features across various cloud services, including Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Box, and LINE WORKS. It supports a wide range of email security as well, such as preventing sending cloud emails to wrong addresses, protecting against targeted attacks, and performing email auditing. HENNGE One works with various cloud services and it is utilized by a broad range of customers, such as financial institutions and other large-scale enterprise companies, administrative organizations, and so on.

■ About HENNGE K.K.
HENNGE K.K. was established in November 1996. It is a SaaS company, guided by the philosophy of "liberation of technology to change the world" and it develops and sells unique services that bridge the gap between technology and reality. HENNGE provides "HENNGE One", a one-stop cloud security service enabling consolidated IDs and passwords management of multiple cloud services, "Customers Mail Cloud" which is a cloud email distribution service, and "SumaMachi", which is an interactive communication service between local government bodies and their residents. HENNGE has been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Mothers since October 2019.
The company name "HENNGE" originated from the Japanese character for transformation, 'HENNKA' and 'CHALLENGE', which represents its commitment to keep challenging against every change we encounter.

Company name: HENNGE K.K. (securities code: 4475)
Address: Daiwa Shibuya Square, 16-28 Nanpeidaicho, Shibuya City, Tokyo
Representative: Kazuhiro Ogura (Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer)

■ Contact information for inquiries regarding this press
Corporate Communication Division
TEL: 03-6415-3660
Person in charge: Yano

*The names of companies, products and services mentioned in this press are trademarks or registered trademarks of HENNGE.K.K. or other related organizations.

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