IIJ Launches Managed Prisma SASE with SP Interconnect

Apr 16, 2024
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We are thrilled to announce that Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ), Japan’s pioneering internet service provider, has launched a powerful new solution: Palo Alto Networks Prisma SASE with SP Interconnect. This innovative integration seamlessly combines Prisma SASE's comprehensive security capabilities with IIJ's core and transport networks, empowering businesses with secure, simplified network access.

Hajime Shironouchi, Managing Executive Officer of IIJ, said, "Prisma SASE will be directly connected to IIJ’s backbone via SP Interconnect. This will enable Prisma SASE, jointly provided as a managed service by IIJ and IIJ Global Solutions Inc., to ensure stable Internet access quality and rapid problem investigation and resolution. IIJ will continue to strengthen its collaboration and development with Palo Alto Networks to make IIJ's vision of the "digital workplace" more secure and robust, and to accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises."

Prisma SASE, the industry's most complete SASE solution, simplifies secure access, connecting all users and locations to all apps from a single platform. Superior ZTNA 2.0 security safeguards access and data, dramatically reducing the risk of breaches. A cloud-native architecture with integrated Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) ensures seamless user experiences. Managed Prisma SASE with SP Interconnect is delivered leveraging Prisma SASE for MSPs, a scalable multitenant cloud management solution to fast-track enterprise digital transformation with managed SASE services.


Benefits for IIJ Managed Enterprise Customers

Figure 1: Benefits for IIJ’s managed enterprise customers.

IIJ’s Managed Enterprise customers can now benefit from AI-powered Prisma SASE, the industry’s most complete SASE solution, offered as part of IIJ’s managed service, powered by IIJ’s scalable and reliable networks. Some of the compelling benefits are:

  • Streamlined Security and Connectivity: A single offering from IIJ simplifies management with an intuitive cloud-based portal.
  • Industry-Leading Security: Prisma SASE's best-in-class ZTNA 2.0 enforces Zero Trust principles across all traffic, dramatically reducing the risk of breaches.
  • AI-Powered Excellence: Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) with AIOps capabilities provides unparalleled visibility and proactive network optimization.
  • Increased Reliability and Productivity: IIJ backbone with stable quality and reduced dependency on unpredictable transit carriers maximize uptime and efficiency.
  • Seamless Cloud Access: Seamlessly and securely connects users to public and hybrid cloud environments.

Figure 2: Prisma SASE SP Interconnect with IIJ in Japan.

IIJ and Palo Alto Networks have established dynamically scalable, multigigabit bandwidth connectivity across multiple locations in Japan. This connectivity is based on rich analysis of customer profiles, PoP locations and proximity, tele-traffic engineering for bandwidth modeling based on user and branch traffic patterns, end-to-end performance, and economic modeling.

This solution, powered by Prisma SASE, provides IIJ’s managed customers with comprehensive Zero Trust security across their hybrid workforce, remote branches, and data centers for Internet, SaaS, and private applications access in Japan and around the globe.

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