Press Release

August 26, 2020
Digital Arts Inc.

Widescale Expansion of the Information Provision Service "D-Contents" in line with the GIGA School Program
- Continuously releasing educational videos from boards of education across Japan. Accessible even when blocking YouTube.

Information security solution provider Digital Arts, Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Toshio Dogu; hereinafter referred to as "Digital Arts"; Code 2326) is pleased to announce that it will be greatly increasing the number of educational videos from boards of education across Japan and continually releasing them as of August 26, as part of a wide-scale expansion to its information provision service "D-Contents," in line with the GIGA School Program which aims to achieve one device for each student.

Set a range of educational videos on "D-Contents" accessible via "i-FILTER" GIGA School Edition

Digital Arts offers an endpoint security product called "i-FILTER Browser & Cloud" that is used by a large number of educational institutions as a security measure for devices such as tablets. For the educational institution customers who use this product, Digital Arts have provided "D-Contents," a service that automatically distributes URLs of educational content used by elementary, junior high, and high school students nationwide.

You can check *registered videos (right) from the "D-Contents" management screen (left)
* The videos that can be checked from the management screen are merely some of the videos registered on "D-Contents"
Contents of Feature Expansion for Educational Institutions

< Existing Features >
- Registration and distribution of educational content (URLs) used by elementary, junior high and high schools students nationwide
- Provision of the actual filter settings used in elementary, junior high and high schools nationwide

< Contents of Expansion >
Sequential distribution of educational videos for students released on the official channels of boards of education nationwide.

* As of August 24, 2020
More than 1,000 official educational channels of boards of education nationwide
* Registrations carried out as needed

< Distribution Targets & Start Dates >
- "i-FILTER Browser & Cloud": August 26 (Wed)
- "i-FILTER" Ver.10: October 1 (Thu)
- "i-FILTER@Cloud": October 1 (Thu)

Digital Arts will be adding educational videos for students from official video channels of boards of education across Japan on "D-contents", and sequentially releasing them as of Wednesday, August 26. In addition, while this service has been limited to users of "i-FILTER Browser & Cloud," with this expansion, support will also be extended to users of "i-FILTER" and "i-FILTER@Cloud." Many educational institutions that use the above products are restricted from viewing video hosting websites such as YouTube. So, if they want to view educational videos used in classes, specific access will have to be granted for each URL and channel. However, in order to access videos registered on "D-Contents," there is no such need.

As at-home learning becomes more common, students' learning will be hampered if settings cannot be quickly and easily changed to freely allow access to useful educational videos on YouTube and the like. From here, we will next be investigating the possibility of adding educational video content from not only boards of education nationwide but textbook publishers as well.

- For boards of education and textbook publishers who wish to register with "D-Contents," please contact the following e-mail address.
Digital Arts, Inc., Marketing Department (e-mail address: epmkt@daj.co.jp)

< Additional info >
Digital Arts' "GIGA School Program" Educational Institution Support Campaign Special Lineup

In order to support safer and more secure learning environments at educational institutions, we are offering a special lineup of "i-FILTER" web security products as part of our "GIGA School Program Campaign". Following the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's rollout of its "GIGA School Program," Digital Arts began offering "i-FILTER" GIGA School Edition with additional services exclusive to educational institutions in April of this year. This is a supplemented version of its web filtering product "i-FILTER" that allows for safer learning environments by permitting access only to safe URLs.

See here for details

Digital Arts, Inc. Overview
Digital Arts, Inc. is an information security solution provider focused on the development and sales of security software for web, e-mail, files and others.
Since its founding in 1995 the company philosophy has been "Contributing to a safer, better, more convenient internet lifestyle" and since developing web filtering software to prevent the browsing of harmful information on the internet, the company has been promoting internet security products to companies, the public sector and homes everywhere.
https://www.daj.jp/
  • * DIGITAL ARTS, i-FILTER, info board, ARS, Active Rating System, ACTIVE RATING, ZBRAIN, D-SPA, SP-Cache, NET FILTER, White Web, m-FILTER, m-FILTER MailFilter, m-FILTER Archive, m-FILTER Anti-Spam, m-FILTER File Scan, Mail Detox, FinalCode, i-FILTER, DigitalArts@Cloud, Chat@Cloud, D Alert, D Content, and related logos and icons are trademarks or registered trademarks of Digital Arts Inc. FinalCode is a registered trademark of FinalCode, Inc.
  • * Other corporate and product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.


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