HENNGE One Supports Integration with Cybozu’s Groupware “Garoon” (package version) - Enabling Secure Access to On-premise Systems 2023.02.22

HENNGE K.K. (headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo, Representative Director, Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Ogura, “HENNGE”) is pleased to announce that HENNGE Connect, a feature of the SaaS authentication infrastructure (IDaaS) “HENNGE One” which enables secure access to internal on-premise systems from outside the company, is now compatible with the groupware “Garoon” provided by Cybozu, Inc.

In recent years, the introduction of remote work and hybrid work has been widespread among companies, leading to more flexible work styles and improved productivity. On the other hand, the increase in targeted attacks using malware (malicious programs), such as ransomware (ransom-demand virus), has made it necessary for companies to further strengthen their security measures.

Ransomware attacks often take advantage of the vulnerabilities in old VPN devices. According to a report by the National Police Agency also, 68% of infections involve “infiltration through VPN devices”. Under these circumstances, there is a growing need for a secure access method to the internal LAN environment that could replace companies’ current VPN. (*1)

By linking HENNGE Connect and Garoon, companies using HENNGE One could access Garoon on their corporate LAN without a VPN connection simply by logging into HENNGE One. Thus, users can now utilize Garoon safely and securely.

This collaboration was made possible based on mutual verification, through Cybozu’s affiliation with the “HENNGE One Product Alliance Program”, operated by HENNGE, and HENNGE’s participation in the “CYBOZU Partner Network”, operated by Cybozu.

*1. Source: “Threats to the Cyberspace in the First Half of 2022” (Japanese)

HENNGE will continue to increase the number of solutions that can be linked with “HENNGE Connect” and support the productivity improvement of companies using ICT.

Comments from Mr. Keita Kuriyama, Executive Officer, also concurrently serving as General Manager of both the Sales Division and Business Strategy Office, Cybozu, Inc.
Cybozu sincerely welcomes the collaboration between our groupware “Garoon” and “HENNGE One” solution from HENNGE, to provide secure access to on-premise environments. As working styles are becoming more diverse these days, we believe that the tools allowing secure access to the internal LAN environment will need to be further enhanced. We will continue to work hard to further establish partnerships and provide our customers with optimal solutions.

■ About Garoon
Garoon is groupware for medium-sized and large-scale organizations that has been adopted by 3.1 million people in 6,800 companies both in and out of Japan. The application provides high scalability and ease of use that can be utilized by tens of thousands of people. In addition to serving as a company-wide information-sharing platform, it promotes communication across departments and branches, aiming to maximize the team’s potential. Garoon also promotes companies’ globalization by supporting multiple languages and time zones. Along with that, customers could choose from a wide range of implementations, such as cloud version, packaged version, and LGWAN-ASP version.

■ About HENNGE Connect
As an SDP (*2) function of HENNGE One, SaaS authentication platform (IDaaS) provides secure and seamless remote access to on-premise systems. Security is enhanced by issuing public URL for each on-premise system and authenticating access with HENNGE One’s access control feature. In addition to addressing the poor performance issues caused by conventional VPNs, HENNGE One simplifies installation and operation management processes, providing a seamless user experience.

*2. Abbreviation for “Software Defined Perimeter”. A function that prevents unauthorized access and other security risks by flexibly and dynamically changing access perimeters on software.

■ 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 and Google Workspace. 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 wide range of industries and business categories, including financial institutions, major corporations and government agencies.

■About HENNGE One Product Alliance Program
HENNGE One Product Alliance Program promotes Single Sign-On (SSO) integration between HENNGE One and SaaS services of participating companies. By promoting SSO integration, this program aims to solve ID/passwords management issues and develop higher value-added solutions for businesses and industries. Since its launch in November 2020, more than 40 companies have joined the program.
Program Launch Press Release URL:

■ About Cybozu, Inc.
Company name: Cybozu, Inc.
Securities code:4776
Address:Tokyo Nihonbashi Tower 27F, 2-7-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Yoshihisa Aono, CEO (Real name: Yoshihisa Nishibata)

■ 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. Since October 2019, HENNGE had been listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), Mothers, and then, a transition was made to the TSE Growth in April, 2022.
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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