NTT Comware, Atos partner to expand security business in Japan

NTT Comware Corporation and Atos SE have entered a partnership to expand their security business and drive digital transformation across Japan with a focus on the Identity & Access Management (IAM).

NTT Comware will leverage several of Atos’ security modules and related services, including Identity Management and Authentication products, to launch new security solutions that would help resolve challenges in enterprise environments that provide both on-premises and cloud services, i.e. hybrid environments. In addition, this collaboration is expected to assist in managing identities in a hybrid environment to mitigate security risks. Two such solutions earmarked are:

SmartCloud® IAM Solution – compatible with hybrid environments. This includes Evidian Identity Governance and Administration which optimizes users’ access to relevant resources while limiting risks.

Context-Based Authentication Enhancement Solution – this combines NTT Comware’s Security Operations Center (SOC) services with Atos’ products, such as Evidian Web Access Manager. A combined protocol will automatically intercept unauthorized communications and identities detected via NTT Comware’s SOC services, which allows security measures to be implemented quickly and efficiently.

“NTT Comware will further deepen its relationship with Atos and together we will accelerate the development of our security businesses by making full use of each other’s strengths. While companies undergo digital transformation because their traditional working styles are gradually shifting, their enterprise IT resources are increasingly getting “hybridized” with on-premises and cloud services, which requires security measures that differ from what we have had up to now. We want to boost our customers’ competitiveness and contribute to their business innovation by providing our SmartCloud® IAM Solution, while leveraging Atos’ portfolio of solutions and IT services.” said Satoshi Kurishima, President of NTT Comware.

“We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity with NTT Comware to further deepen our decade-long collaboration in Japan. With this partnership, we aim to further strengthen the development of the Evidian Identity and Access Management suite (which includes Evidian Identity Governance and Administration) to reach more Japanese enterprises and customers.” said Pierre Barnabé, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Big Data & Security at Atos.