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Digital Arts Inc.

Link option for Digital Arts' m-FILTER@Cloud and NRI Secure's Crypto-bin now available
— — Email security that enables easy and safe transfer of attachments without the use of PPAP now on the cloud — —

Information security solutions 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 on September 1 it will start offering a link option between email security product and Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud, a file transfer solution by NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Akira Kakinoki; hereinafter NRI Secure)

PPAP security issues include the risk of information leaks when sending and attacks when receiving

PPAP (file transfer in which a password-protected ZIP file and its password are sent via email separately) has become commonplace among Japanese businesses. However, it carries various security risks and its use is beginning to be reconsidered, especially by major companies.

PPAP has security risks in both sending and receiving e-mails. Two of the primary risks are data leakage when the emails are sent to the wrong address and attacks, such as malware, from incoming emails when the method of password-protected ZIP files is abused.

With Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud, files can be sent and received without using PPAP.

Digital Arts offers on-premise and cloud versions of its m-FILTER email security product, which provides external attack countermeasures to prevent all types of email attacks, as well as email filtering to prevent accidentally sending emails to the wrong address.

NRI Secure's Crypto-bin for m-FILTER is a file transfer service that allows users to securely send electronic files from their web browser. Until now, a linking option, Crypto-bin for m-FILTER, has only been offered for the on-premise version of m-FILTER.

In order to provide more customers with an environment that enables easy and safe file transfers, the cloud version of m-FILTER@Cloud will also begin offering an option from September 1 that enables integration with Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud.

The linking option between m-FILTER@Cloud and Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud allows users to automatically upload files attached to emails to Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud instead of manually uploading files via a web browser as with general file transfer services. This allows users to securely transfer files without having to make major changes to how they currently use their email. It also allows users to move away from PPAP by ensuring secure file transfer while guaranteeing safety when sending and receiving emails.

Specifically, m-FILTER@Cloud automatically separates emails with attachments into email body and attachments. The body of the email is sent to the recipient as is, but the attachment is automatically uploaded to Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud and the recipient can retrieve the file from the download URL provided in a separate email. The recipient can use their account login details to download the file, removing the need to send the password in a separate email.

Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud link option promotion now on

Digital Arts launched a promotion on September 1 for the release of the cloud version of Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud in order to provide more customers with an environment that enables secure file transfer while ensuring safety when sending and receiving email.

This promotion offers a 40% discount on the monthly license fee for the new optional feature Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud. The promotion is available to customers who sign up between September 1, 2022, and February 1, 2023.

*Prices shown in price list are per license per month and exclude tax. (Requires an annual contract.)
*Prices are applicable to customers who sign up during the promotion period.
*This promotion is only applicable to multi-year contracts.
*Please purchase through an authorized retailer. The order must be placed by the retailer within the promotion period.
*This promotion applies to the Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud option.
*m-FILTER@Cloud which the add-on is for must be purchased separately.


■ NRI SecureTechnologies Ltd. Director Yasunori Ikeda

We here at NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. are thrilled for the sale of the Crypto-mail for m-FILTER@Cloud linking option to begin.
Based on the concept of combining the convenience of email attachments with the security of registered mail with proof of delivery, Crypto-bin was developed in 2001 as a solution for exchanging large files with our advanced security technology.
Crypto-mail for m-FILTER@Cloud, which links Digital Arts' m-FILTER@Cloud product effective in preventing e-mail misdelivery and high-speed search of stored emails, has truly realized that goal of combining the convenience of email attachments with the security of registered mail with proof of delivery.
Digital Arts and NRI Secure have an ongoing cooperative relationship that leverages the strengths of both companies in information security and have a history of developing services together.
With the new Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud, companies operating systems in the cloud will be able to safely exchange large files.
With an increasing number of people moving away from PPAP, Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud adds to solutions that allow users to send and receive files securely with almost no change to how they send emails. I look forward to m-FILTER@Cloud providing a service with a high level of security and convenience to an ever-increasing number of customers in line with the demands of the times.

■ Outline of NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd.
NRI SecureTechnologies, Ltd. is a company specializing in information security, originating from an in-house venture business of Nomura Research Institute (NRI), which started in 1995, recognizing the potential of the internet and the importance of information security. Their specialists, who have acquired relevant certifications in Japan and overseas and have studied at a global level, help a wide range of customers, from companies in various industries such as finance, distribution, and manufacturing to government agencies, to resolve issues related to information security. They aim to realize a safe and secure digital society by providing a one-stop solution for all clients' information security needs through a variety of services ranging from consulting, solution implementation, training, operation, and monitoring.

Seminar on Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud Linkage

A joint seminar with NRI Secure was held on August 24 about the sale of the Crypto-bin for m-FILTER@Cloud linking option.
It highlighted PPAP countermeasures achieved by linking m-FILTER@Cloud and Crypto-mail for m-FILTER@Cloud.
・How to register: Please fill out the registration form. Participation fee: Free
▶Click here to register  

■About m-FILTER@Cloud
m-FILTER@Cloud is a cloud-based email security product. In addition to external attack countermeasures to prevent all types of email attacks, m-FILTER@Cloud provides countermeasures against misdelivery through email filters and strengthens internal controls through email archives. A database that collects combinations of IP addresses and domains of email senders ensures that only safe emails are received.
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 other uses.
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.
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