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Press Release -- April 20th, 2020
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Akamai’s Cloud-based Security Chosen by The Pokémon Company Providing Protection from Targeted Attacks While Drastically Reducing Workload

Tokyo, Japan | April 09, 2020

Akamai Technologies GK (headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Managing Director: Osamu Yamano; hereafter “Akamai”) has announced that Enterprise Threat Protector (ETP), its cloud-based solution providing protection from targeted attacks, has been adopted by The Pokémon Company (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Tsunekazu Ishihara). ETP improves The Pokémon Company’s protection against targeted attacks while also reducing their workload.

Akamai’s ETP, a cloud-based security solution that blocks unauthorized DNS queries, was adopted by The Pokémon Company following their investigations into many different options for implementing zero-trust security. It is expected to provide effective protection against targeted attacks such as phishing and malware.

ETP has been praised for its:

  • Large amount of threat intelligence
    Reliable threat intelligence is obtained from the huge volume of data collected by over 270,000 Akamai servers distributed throughout the world.
  • Easy implementation
    As it’s a cloud service, there’s no need to change the settings at endpoints—it can be used simply by changing the DNS server settings.
  • Significantly reduced workload
    Eliminate the need to collate and analyze logs from different equipment with an intuitive, easy-to-understand management screen that shows the status of your internal network.

Enterprise Application Access (EAA) is a cloud-hosted, identity-aware proxy that provides ID management, authentication, authorization, and encrypted communication for centralized cloud-based management of access control to SaaS, IaaS, and on-premises software and infrastructure, creating a secure connection environment.

Takeshi Seki, Technical Director at The Pokémon Company who manages the internal information system, says “I’ve used Akamai’s CDN for a long time, including in my previous jobs. I trust Akamai solutions and had no qualms over adopting ETP. I still feel that was the right decision. Our company works with many business partners, which means we have a high volume of external access to our internal network. Due to this, we carried out investigations into eliminating the threats posed by this access, and thought it necessary to implement Zero Trust security to protect our organization. We believe that the deployment of EAA will be a huge step toward implementing (zero-trust) security in our company.”

Akamai’s Managing Director in Japan, Osamu Yamano, says “I’m delighted that The Pokémon Company, who continually provide new experiences to users all over the world through Pokémon, has chosen to adopt ETP. Today’s security solutions need to increase the speed and efficiency of a business as well as improving security. Akamai’s ETP/EAA does both, improving security while acting as a business enabler to help businesses grow.”

Akamai’s Managing Director in Japan, Osamu Yamano, says “I’m delighted that The Pokémon Company, who continually provide new experiences to users all over the world through Pokémon, has chosen to adopt ETP. Today’s security solutions need to increase the speed and efficiency of a business as well as improving security. Akamai’s ETP/EAA does both, improving security while acting as a business enabler to help businesses grow.”

Enterprise Threat Protector Product Brief

About Akamai:

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps, and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics, and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit www.akamai.com, blogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.

About Akamai Technologies GK:

Akamai Technologies GK is the wholly owned Japanese subsidiary of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Corporate Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Chief Executive Officer: Tom Leighton), which was founded in 1998. Akamai provides all-purpose solutions for website/mobile app optimization, comfortable user experiences, and solid security. Around 650 companies in Japan use Akamai’s services.

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