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Menlo Security malware solution tabbed by Japanese Internet access provider


MENLO PARK, CA May 9, 2017 Menlo Security today announced it has been selected by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), one of Japan's leading internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers to integrate its Isolation Platform into a new managed service offering. This cloud-based service is purpose-built for eliminating malware infections by safely isolating all web content away from end users' web browsers.

Risks from the web Continue to Increase

Today, a user's device can be infected by malware simply by navigating to a compromised website or by clicking on a convincing phishing link. Any website can potentially serve malware, even those considered 'safe' such as respected news sites and popular entertainment sites. Conventional threat prevention products attempt to distinguish between 'good' and 'bad' content, and then implement policies intended to allow the good content and block the bad. This approach to threat prevention has failed as attackers have repeatedly proven that they can circumvent these detection products. A new approach is required.

The Secure Browsing Service being added by IIJ leverages the security and scalability of Menlo Security's Isolation Technology. This technology allows a seamless user experience where content is executed in a virtual container environment in the cloud, keeping it safely isolated from the user's browser on the endpoint. The user experience is essentially indistinguishable from a direct connection to the site, without requiring the installation of a software agent on the endpoint.

IIJ Prevents Malware Infections

IIJ, in cooperation with Menlo Security, has created a cloud-based isolation environment to provide a secure, high-quality service that leverages IIJ's extensive knowledge and expertise. The web content execution environment is built on IIJ's service facilities in Japan, and can be added as an option to the IIJ Secure web Gateway Service.

"We are proud to be working with Internet Initiative Japan to power their Secure Browsing service," said Amir Ben-Efraim, CEO of Menlo Security. "This collaboration between our companies provides great security benefits to IIJ's customers by eliminating web-borne malware infections from malicious or compromised sites."

IIJ Secure Web Browsing Benefits:

  • Reduces risk of malware infection by running web content in an isolated environment
  • All standard web browsers supported, Chrome, Explorer, Safari, Firefox and more  
  • No requirement for security appliances, endpoint agents or special browsers

About Menlo Security

Menlo Security protects organizations from cyber attack by eliminating the threat of malware from web, documents and email. Menlo Security's Isolation Platform easily scales to provide comprehensive protection across organizations of any size without requiring endpoint software or impacting end user experience. Menlo Security is trusted by some of the world's largest enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies and financial services institutions. Backed by General Catalyst, JPMorgan Chase, Sutter Hill Ventures and Osage University Partners, Menlo Security is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information, visit or @menlosecurity.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, Tokyo Stock Exchange TSE1: 3774) is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality systems integration, cloud computing/data center services, security services, MVNO, and Internet access. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ web site at


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