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- Stratosphere upgrades features of its “OmniSphere” – an SDN solution for corporate networks – to deliver more robust security and more efficient network management
TOKYO, – February 3, 2015 – Stratosphere Inc. (“Stratosphere”) today announced that it has developed a new, feature-enhanced version of its solution “OmniSphere”, which provides virtual office networks using SDN(*1) technology – OmniSphere ver. 1.3.0. Stratosphere launched the new version on January 30, 2015.
In recent years, tablets and smartphones have become commonplace items, resulting in a greater variety of devices that access the companies’ networks. It has become more complex and convoluted for companies to manage a wide range of devices and permit users from outside or inside to securely access intranet sites. Thus companies are expected to take an active role for the variation in device use and accelerated decision-making. The Stratosphere-developed OmniSphere offers a solution for such an environment by using SDN technology to provide flexible management and control of corporate networks.
New features of OmniSphere ver. 1.3.0:
All these new features will also be available in Stratosphere’s security solution “Secure Enterprise SDN”, which will be offered in partnership with Trend Micro Incorporated and Allied Telesis K.K. and which was announced on December 11, 2014.
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Stratosphere will continue to develop solutions that allow the secure use of corporate networks without harming usability.
Stratosphere launched OmniSphere in June 2013 as an SDN solution for building flexible virtual L2 networks on top of physical corporate networks. This solution enables the automatic configuration of LAN and wireless LAN office networks by simply authentication the user’s (employee’s) terminals, which previously had to be rebuilt and reconfigured whenever the organization or the office layout changed, and will significantly reduce network operation costs.
OmniSphere supports numerous authentication methods and can even be used as a system for user, device and asset management. Stratosphere aims to maintain a high degree of compatibility with applications of all kinds, and the OmniSphere API and documentation are publicly available.
Stratosphere Inc. was established in April 2012 in a joint venture between Internet Initiative Japan Inc. and ACCESS CO., LTD. with the goal of researching and developing software stacks that could build a platform to create the next-generation cloud environment using software defined networking (SDN) technology. The company will continue to expand the domain of network virtualization by providing service operators with the Stratosphere SDN Platform and the SDN solution for enterprises, OmniSphere.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. 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.
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