Tokyo, Japan – (The Hosting News) – April 27, 2006 – Internet access and network solutions provider, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., (IIJ) and subsidiary, Net Care, Inc. has added a Winny file-sharing program detection feature on its IIJ Quarantine Network Solution Type B service.
The new feature is scheduled to be available starting April 27, 2006 and is intended to enable automatic detection and removal of the Winny file-sharing program.
According to the company, IIJ Quarantine Network Solution creates a secure internal local area network (LAN) environment by automatically detecting PCs with security weaknesses and isolating them from the network. In recent years there have been many instances in which personal or confidential information has been leaked from public institutions and private companies, and these leaks have been traced to PCs infected with viruses spread via the Winny program.
With this new feature, the IIJ Quarantine Network Solution automatically checks for the existence of Winny program files as part of its regular assessment of the security level of PCs connected to a company network. If a Winny process is running, the process is stopped, and the Winny program files are deleted from the PC. The new feature detects 82 versions of Winny, including various incarnations, and covers almost all known versions that make up the Winny network.
(2) Quarantine Solution Type B uses a dedicated quarantine server installed at the customer’s premises and quarantine software installed on each PC to provide quarantine services at the customer’s premises when using DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol that automatically assigns IP addresses to computers on the network when they boot up, rather than assigning static IP addresses to each PC).
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. 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. The company’s services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design.
The company 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 Mothers market of Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2005.
Net Care, Inc. was established in February 1998 with Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), CRC Solutions Corporation, and JGC Corporation as some of its major shareholders. Using the expertise accumulated in IIJ Group network support operations, Net Care provides outsource-on-demand solutions with features tailored to customer needs, including contact center operations and management, network support that includes failure response and supervision, help desk services, and a variety of network management solutions.
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For more information about Net Care, Inc., please visit: www.netcare.co.jp/.