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IIJ and Cybozu Research Form Alliance to Promote Cloud Services
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Cybozu Research Institute, Inc.
TOKYO--October 8, 2009--Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774) and Cybozu Research Institute, Inc.(Cybozu Research), a member of the Cybozu Inc.'s Group and developer of Cloud/SaaS businesses primarily using Cybozu products, today announced the formation of a partnership between the two companies to promote cloud businesses. This partnership was formed through the Cybozu Research's partner support program called Cybozu® CloudBusiness Partner, of which IIJ is the first member.
Following is a description of their joint activities.
1. Cybozu Groupware, Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS, offered on the IIJ GIO platform
Starting in November 2009, Cybozu Research's SaaS-based large-scale groupware called Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS will be released on the IIJ GIO cloud business platform which is announced by IIJ on October 5, 2009. This new service provides companies with a stable system with a high level of service and without the need to purchase hardware or software resources. This not only pushes down initial investment costs, but greatly reduces equipment costs, personnel costs, and other operating costs.
2. Integration of iiMail Suite and Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS
iiMail Suite provided by IIJ Technology, Inc., an IIJ Group company, and Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS provided by Cybozu Research will be offered as an integrated solution. This integrated solution will be an SaaS-based service and include features from iiMail Suite --such as mail server functions, archive, audit, misaddressing prevention, and mail encryption-- as well as features from Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS -- such as schedule planner, address book, and other groupware features. As a result, users of the iiMail Suite have easy access to a rich array of groupware features in one account. Similarly, Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS users can quickly introduce a secure mail environment that is compatible with internal compliance.
IIJ and Cybozu Research will continue to provide optimized solutions for our customers' businesses.
iiMail Suite is a total-support integrated mail security solution that includes a range of features from basic corporate mail system functions to information leak prevention, strengthened internal compliance, and other security measures.
About Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS
Cybozu® Garoon® SaaS includes all the features of the enterprise-level groupware Cybozu® Garoon® Version 2 as well as enterprise-level SaaS groupware that can be scaled down for medium-size businesses or scaled up to a large corporation with up to 10,000 people.
Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.
About IIJ Technology Inc.
IIJ Technology Inc. (IIJ-Tech) was established in November 1996 to spread out IIJ's superior network technology and forward vision to provide the system building and operation services to fill customers' expectation. IIJ-Tech builds Internet business systems and corporate information systems, as well as builds and operates many systems for government and financial institutions and systems for e-commerce, financial transactions, ISP/ICP, extranets, intranets, and ASPs. More information about IIJ-Tech is available at http://www.iij-tech.co.jp/ (Japanese text only.).
About Cybozu Resarch
Cybozu Research Institute, Inc. was established in January 2009 with the mission of providing value added services using Cybozu's products. Currently, they are developing an SaaS/Cloud business with the enterprise groupware Cybozu® Garoon® Version 2, leveraging the experience and expertise available to them as a member of the Cybozu Group. More information about Cybozu Research is available at http://cybozu-ri.co.jp/ (Japanese text only.).