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SoftGiken Expands IT Security Product Portfolio with Swissbit iShield


Tokyo, Japan, August 30th, 2023, SoftGiken Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Norio Fujita), a software development and IT product sales company, has signed a distributor agreement in the Japan region with Swissbit (Japanese subsidiary: Swissbit Japan Co., Ltd., Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Kenichiro Tomomori). an independent manufacturer of industrial flash storage products. In the future, SoftGiken will start handling "iShield Key Pro" and "iShield HSM", which are plug-and-play security products provided by Swissbit, and will expand our portfolio of IT security solutions.


Kenichiro Tomomori, President and CEO of Swwissbit Japan, said, "We are very pleased to have found a partner with such extensive experience and track record. As a security services expert, SoftGiken is the perfect partner to market our security solutions, including plug-and-play security products. In the future, we will cooperate with SoftGiken to offer our Japanese customers a portfolio of security products of the highest quality "Made in Germany" for effective protection and secure authentication of data and devices".


Commenting on the partnership, Tetsuya Fukuno, General Manager of the YubiOn Division at SoftGiken, said, "Swissbit is known as a strong and well-established brand that prides itself on product innovation, reliability, durability, and high quality. With the addition of Swissbit's security solutions centered around the iShield product to our portfolio, we are opening up a very interesting and sustainable value-added business in the field of network security to our reseller partners".


【Swissbit iShield product family】

Swissbit's iShield Key Pro is a hardware-based security key product that provides the highest level of security for your online accounts and enables secure access to websites, applications, services, and corporate networks. In addition to FIDO2, iShield Key Pro supports HOTP (Hash-based One-time Password) and PIV (Personal Identity Verification) security standards, making it suitable for use in offline environments or implementing security solutions that require customization.


The iShield HSM (Hardware Security Module) is a USB-A stick-based hardware security module that provides plug-and-play secure storage of encryption keys and credentials needed to identify, authenticate, and register existing IoT devices. iShield HSM is a retrofittable solution ideal for off-the-shelf hardware designs or devices in the field and is compatible with the hardware security integration (HSI) capabilities of AWS IoT Greengrass, a software that extends the functionality of the AWS cloud to edge devices. It can also be used as a security anchor in IoT environments and zero trust developments, if necessary.


The Swissbit iShield series is available from SoftGiken's reseller partners.


 

About SoftGiken

For 40 years since its founding, SoftGiken has been an independent software house with a proven track record in software development for social infrastructure systems. Based on the philosophy of "Make every world better", we are creating a society where everyone can safely and securely handle all kinds of information from around the world. The YubiOn solution supports everything from two-factor PC login to cloud authentication and also supports FIDO-based multi-factor authentication. YubiOn security products eliminate the concerns of traditional ID/password login methods and pursue ease of use, solving online authentication problems and realizing a new world of zero-trust security.

For more information, please visit https://sgk.co.jp/.


About Swissbit

Swissbit AG is Europe's only independent manufacturer of storage and embedded IoT solutions for industrial applications. The company combines unique technologies in storage and embedded IoT with advanced packaging know-how. Through these, our customers achieve robust data protection and retention for critical industrial equipment, communications, automotive, medical, financial applications, and IoT products.

Swissbit develops and manufactures reliable, long-life, and custom-optimized "Made in Germany" industrial storage and security products.

Swissbit's storage products include SSDs with PCIe and SATA interfaces such as mSATA, Slim SATA, CFastTM, M.2 or 2.5-inch, CompactFlash, USB flash drives, SD memory cards, micro SD memory cards, and managed NAND BGAs such as e.MMC. Security products are available in various application-specific editions such as USB flash drives, SD memory cards, and micro SD memory cards.

Swissbit was founded in 2001 and has offices in Switzerland, Germany, the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. The company owns the registered trademarks Swissbit (R) and Hyperstone (R). Since 2020, the independent investment firm Ardian has held a majority stake in the company, supporting its growth.

For more information, please visit https://www.swissbit.com.


Japanese corporation:

Swissbit Japan Co., Ltd.

Representative Director: Kenichiro Tomomori

〒160-0023

6-20-7 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

CONCIERIA Nishi-shinjuku TOWER’S WEST 2F

Phone: 03-6258-0521

Email: sales-japan@swissbit.com


Head office:

Swissbit AG

Industriestrasse 4

9552 Bronschhofen

Switzerland

Phone: +41 71 913 03 03

Email: info@swissbit.com


Swissbit AG

Marian Weber

Industriestrasse 4

9552 Bronschhofen

Switzerland

Phone: +49 172 854 88 26

Email: marian.weber@swissbit.com

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