IIJ provides SMF to KCOM.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 19, 2004
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Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. ("ISP (1) See in-system programmable.
(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines. ") and a group company of KDDI. By providing "SMF"(1) to KCOM, IIJ has taken further step of introducing this pioneering technology to other ISPs and System Integrators.
By utilizing "IIJ SMF Service" as the platform for "KCOM SMF Service," KCOM will be able to provide its small and medium-sized enterprise customers full-managed services such as software updates, network monitoring The term network monitoring describes the use of a system that constantly monitors a computer network for slow or failing systems and that notifies the network administrator in case of outages via email, pager or other alarms. , configuration changes and Internet VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. integration. These will be provided as optional services for customers using KCOM's Internet connectivity services via NTT NTT Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
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NTT Number Theoretic Transform FLET's local IP network. To provide these functions, KCOM will use "IIJ SMF Service /Management" and the "SEIL Series" service adapter for customer site equipment which is distributed by Toyotsu Syscom Co., Ltd., a SEIL sales agent.
If sales of the "KCOM SMF Service" are encouraging, IIJ and KCOM will consider developing a new network service scheme that licenses SMF technology, possibly in June 2004. With this service, IIJ and KCOM will be able to provide a system that enables regional ISPs throughout Japan to set up and operate network services quickly and easily within 1 to 2 months, while simultaneously increasing the number of sales partners.
"SEIL Management Framework (SMF)"
SMF is the world's first network service operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. (2) that was introduced by IIJ in February 2003. By allowing users to connect to the SEIL Series service adapter that was developed by IIJ for corporate networks, users can immediately use various network functions such as VPN and firewalls without time-consuming configuration. SEIL Series service adapters that are set up at customer sites are all managed by central management servers (iSUP Server(3) or uSUP Server(4)) and the three key features that are listed below can be provided. With this, the number or man-hours that are needed for each installation, configuration and configuration change of new equipment or various network functionalities should be reduced dramatically.
- Plug-and-Join: automatically configures equipment with various
kinds of network functions when connected to the network
- Service-on-demand: Enables the addition or deletion of various
functions from the network
- Service control: Enables full-time monitoring and operation of
the SEIL Series service adapters
IIJ launched the "IIJ SMF Service" in June 2003 as a network service management solution that uses SMF. The service has been implemented at approximately 2000 customer location sites to date.
(1) Patent Pending (Application 2002-359720)
(2) iSUP Server: initial SUP Server. This server is installed on
IIJ's premises and enables automatic configuration. It is
compatible with SEIL Series service adapters, and provides the
minimum configuration for connecting with uSUP.
(3) uSUP Server: user SUP Server. This server is configured for
each customer and enables users to save, monitor and change
configurations, and other features.
KCOM Corporation was established in July 1996 as fully-owned subsidiary of Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (now KDDI Corporation) and has gained a position as a leading ISP. At this moment, KCOM provides IP and other communications services with a motto of "meeting customer needs speedy and careful." In addition, utilizing their experience in the ISP industry, KCOM is providing e-mail virus A virus that comes within an attached file in an e-mail message. When that file is opened, the virus does its damage. Macro viruses can come in Microsoft Word documents that are sent as e-mail attachments. scanning and other security services Security services are state institutions for the provision of intelligence, primarily of a strategic nature, but also including protective security intelligence. Examples include the Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in the United Kingdom, and the to ISPs, Internet Data Center Providers, and System Integrators. For details, please see (http://www.kcom.co.jp)
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJIE) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. The company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ and its group of companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. Services range from the delivery of new generation network services over an optical-fiber infrastructure that is optimized for data communications, to the construction of pan-Asian IP backbone networks. The company also offers high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, hosting/housing, and content design.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.