Service enables early incident detection and rapid first response based on expert operations monitoring
SoftBank Technology Corp.
SoftBank Technology Corp. (headquartered in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Shinichi Ata, President & CEO; “SBT” hereinafter) has provided a managed security service (“MSS” hereinafter) to Sompo Systems Inc. (headquartered in Tachikawa, Tokyo; Shinichi Urakawa, President & CEO; “Sompo Systems” hereinafter). The MSS gave Sompo Systems the capability needed to create a system for quickly detecting unauthorized access and other security incidents and for implementing rapid first response for its Ride Pita!*1 service, the industry’s first automotive insurance service that can be subscribed to in 12-hour units.
Sompo Systems, a strategic IT company that handles information systems for the Sompo Holdings Group (a company group led by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance), provides a range of IT services, including systems planning and development, server and network device installation and operation, and user support. Before, the company developed its customer Web systems in an on-premises environment. But based on a growing push to accelerate cloud-based services to promptly develop new businesses, the company chose to build its Ride Pita! system in a cloud environment, creating the need for security measures optimized for cloud-based systems—a different challenge from security measures for on-premises environments. Given the burdens likely to fall on the Sompo Systems if these tasks were handled in-house, the company considered installing an MSS that could handle security system operations monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Installing such a system involves setting up functions to issue regular monitoring reports and requires advanced expertise in security analysis, rapid initial response to high-level incidents, and extensive experience in implementing cloud-based systems. For these reasons, Sompo Systems chose the MSS offered by SBT.
Since the introduction of Ride Pita! in January 2019, the MSS has issued reports on Web system monitoring status and details of detected threats in a timely manner, providing 24-hour, 365-day operations monitoring without requiring additional in-house resources. Moving forward, the MSS will also facilitate the development of other cloud-based Web systems.
Sompo Systems is currently building a new cloud-based Web system. SBT will continue to provide the MSS to support the company’s cloud security measures and promoting the use of cloud-based systems.
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*1 Ride Pita! is the nickname of an insurance policy with a time-based driver’s insurance rider added to standard driver’s insurance.
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