Fujitsu Boosts Customer Security with ‘Identity as a Service’

News facts:

  • New Identity as a Service offering manages digital IDs in real time to ensure that only authorized and verified users can access critical corporate systems – across cloud services and on-premise systems
  • Identity and Access Management service enables organizations to take control of user authentication and security and step up the fight against hackers and fraud
  • Highly secure system is simple to set-up and supports multiple authentication protocols including biometrics

Fujitsu today boosts customer security in the cloud era with the launch across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) of Identity as a Service, an end-to-end identity and access management (IAM) service enabling organizations to step up the fight against hackers and fraud.

Designed with comprehensive self-service and multiple authentication protocols, including biometric authentication, Fujitsu Identity as a Service (IDaaS) ensures that only verified users can access systems, applications, data and resources. Widespread availability in EMEIA follows the successful pilot in Finland and represents a milestone as Fujitsu continues to expand its portfolio of Managed Security Services across the region.

The Fujitsu IDaaS solution manages identities in real-time using cloud-based automated tools. User ID processing and permissions management is integrated into directories, systems, cloud services and applications using open, standard interfaces. The result is a comprehensive access management solution for hybrid IT environments, ensuring scalability, fast deployment and a short time to market.

The browser-based service allows the management, creation, adjustment and removal of permissions from any connected device or location – for both on-premise and cloud-based systems. Fujitsu IDaaS incorporates a variety of strong authentication methods, including user ID and password, Windows desktop login, single sign-on (SSO), CallSign authentication (based on a phone call and PIN code) and biometric authentication. SSO uses the federated identity standard Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation) for security and authentication into both on-premise and cloud applications.

Fujitsu IDaaS allows organizations to enforce strict information security requirements and policies, with real-time permissions as well as usage monitoring and reporting. The pay-as-you-go service helps improve organizational efficiency and productivity through automation and self-service systems that reduce manual work and lower the number of calls to the service desk.

Rob Norris, Vice President and Head of Enterprise and Cybersecurity at Fujitsu EMEIA, said: “All computer users have dozens of usernames and passwords. Not only is it tough for people to keep track of their passwords and for organizations to ensure they get the balance right between security and usability – but also weak security credentials pose a serious risk. The arms race against cybercriminals is escalating, because managing security is more business critical than ever. With trust being a vital part of business continuity, identity and access management has become a majorissue for both the public and private sector.”

How Fujitsu IDaaS works

The Fujitsu IDaaS solution stores permissions and identities in real-time, ensuring that only authenticated users can access systems and data, turning what used to be a costly and time-consuming headache into an easy, inexpensive and fast process. With the new service, Fujitsu is building on more than a decade of experience in developing and deploying high-tech identity management systems and services, ranging from an online citizen authentication and payment service in Finland and biometric border control systems for the United Kingdom, to a criminal records system for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

In the EMEIA region, the Fujitsu line-up of IAM services includes systems integration, application development, infrastructure deployment, service management and maintenance services. These services are already processing more than four million user logins each month.

Pricing and availability

Fujitsu Identity as a Service is available to order immediately across the EMEIA region. Pricing varies according to service and support options, and geographical region.

Fujitsu transforms a traditional approach to data center security with the SURIENT products

Munich, 3 November 2016. Today Fujitsy announced the release in EMEA of Fujitsu SURIENT Managed Rack Solution, a new system for the physical protection of data centers. This is the first model in the new product family of Fujitsu SURIENT, which is designed to enhance protection of the data center, data transfer operation and user devices. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is designed to prevent unauthorized physical access to server, storage system and networking components with the help of biometric authentication PalmSecure technology from Fujitsu Company and special electromechanical locking mechanisms and sensors.

The new development encompasses the server racks, electromechanical locking mechanisms, sensors, control rack servers, biometric authentication technology and installation and configuration services for companies to organize fully controlled access to data centers equipment according to the employee authorities. As a result companies receive a single solution for managing access rights, monitoring of server, network and other equipment racks and door status control. All access cases are registered in accordance with the audit requirements. The system can be easily integrated into existing data center infrastructure as the main solution to meet the tough requirements for physical protection.

SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is part of the new security solutions for Fujitsu’s SURIENT family, which includes variety of products and technologies that will help companies to create a seamless IT protection for their digital resources. New products are designed to ensure the security in all aspects and areas from endpoint security, data center to data operations protection. To address these challenges is being used a coordinated approach which takes into account user needs. SURIENT systems are part of the comprehensive program of Fujitsu for information security management, which includes consulting services and a wide range of services for the protection of IT solutions and products.

Rob Norris (Rob Norris), the head of the Fujitsu Company’s corporate and information security division in the EMEIA region, says: «SURIENT is a new type of security systems. With the help of the powerful tools, Fujitsu transforms the traditional approach to control IT security, maintaining maximum transparency and comfortable operation. Our goal is to ensure the fullest possible protection for data centers, data processes and terminals, as well as the huge amount of sensors and devices that are the base of the Internet of Things. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is the first solution in the framework of SURIENT family products which will be available all around the world. In the coming months we will offer the additional services, solutions and products for IT security».

One of the first company that have implemented SURIENT products is a German company Wilken Rechenzentrum, which offers data center services to companies operating in the financial, legal and health services. Hans-Günther Markle (Hans-Günter Markle), Managing Director of Wilken Rechenzentrum, says: “Ensuring the highest protection is the priority of our work. Our customers trust us with their data and digital assets in order to avoid the unauthorized access. SURIENT Managed Rack Solution of the Fujitsu Company helped us to raise the standards of protection to an entirely new level. It has allowed us to establish a user-based access control policy so that our customers can fully control the access to their equipment and data».

Pricing and Availability

Fujitsu SURIENT Managed Rack Solution is now available for order in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) directly from Fujitsu and its partners. The price of the new solution starts from 7000 Euro.

In the following months new products within SURIENT family will be presented. In early 2017 Fujitsu plans to introduce a SURIENT Stealth Connect Solution (SCS), which will provide a secure exchange of information between data centers, using the closed ports technology.