Safous Zero Trust Platform

Additional Info

CompanyInternet Initiative Japan Inc.
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionAsia
Type of solutionHybrid


Safous is an innovative Zero Trust security platform designed to accelerate the cybersecurity transformation of enterprises. This comprehensive solution covers key aspects of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework: identification, protection, detection, and response. Safous integrates security assessments of existing IT assets, protection through Zero Trust access for IT/OT assets, and Managed Detection and Response (MDR) capabilities.

At the heart of Safous is its Zero Trust Access feature, which addresses modern cybersecurity challenges by balancing access risk management with agility in digital infrastructure. This system reduces the attack surface by concealing application access points from external visibility and extends protection to internal IT applications, OT’s SCADA/ICS systems, and external-facing API endpoints.

A key characteristic of Safous is its ability to add advanced Zero Trust security without requiring agent installation or configuration changes on connected applications. This makes it particularly suitable for legacy and OT systems that are often difficult to update with new software.

Safous’s granular access policies are based on user roles and data classification, implementing dynamic authorization to limit the internal blast radius. Multi-factor authentication and single sign-on features provide robust user authentication while concealing privileged accounts from lower trust levels.

Safous is used in critical industries such as manufacturing, finance, healthcare, and government. It provides secure access to web systems, desktops, file servers, and more, both onsite and remotely. Strong use cases include Third-party vendor access, privileged ID access, and security modernization for legacy IT/OT systems, including multi-factor authentication and common account solutions. In API protection, Safous uniquely supports inter-application access in financial systems and mobile app API protection.

Key Capabilities / Features

Safous is revolutionizing IT security with these key features:

* Simple IT Security Assessment: Safous enables straightforward IT security assessments and attack surface diagnostics from company domains.

* Zero Trust Protection: The platform employs a zero-trust approach across IT, operational technology (OT), and APIs, safeguarding resources.

* Unified Access Platform: Safous integrates cloud applications, data centers, and legacy systems into one dashboard, offering dynamic access control based on risk, user profiles, and device statuses.

* Adaptive Access Policies: Addressing outdated systems' limitations, Safous crafts responsive access policies for different user and device scenarios.

* Zero Trust API Access Concealment: Safous hides API endpoints from public internet, blocking traffic for authentication and thoroughly verifying API connections. Custom SDKs and specific policies tailor access based on user roles.

* DDoS and WAF Capabilities: The platform minimizes OWASP Top 10 risks with advanced DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall (WAF) features.

* Remote Browser Isolation: Its Secure Browser Isolation function separates user-device connections, controlling data transfers and mitigating information leaks and malware risks.

* Frictionless User Experience: Safous offers seamless Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Single Sign-On (SSO), enhancing productivity and ease of use.

* Minimized Exposure: The platform keeps applications hidden until user authentication, significantly reducing attack surfaces.

* Effective Post-Access Control: Safous provides detailed session monitoring, anomaly isolation, and contextual access segmentation, limiting security breach impacts.

* Automated Analysis and Response: It employs robust logging and threat analysis for faster detection and response, using SOAR for automated actions.

* True Zero Trust Architecture: Safous avoids storing sensitive data in the cloud, reducing third-party and architectural risks, and enabling safer, simpler cloud adoption.

Safous offers a comprehensive, adaptive, and user-friendly security solution for today's enterprises.

How we are different

* Safous introduces a unique Zero Trust Access Solution that comprehensively secures access across IT, OT, and APIs within a unified platform. This innovative platform protects organizational networks and cloud-based IT assets, offering secure access for regular and privileged users, including employees and external contractors. It also facilitates secure remote maintenance through remote access to OT SCADA/ICS systems and guards proprietary APIs using robust Zero Trust authentication, providing a formidable defense against cyber threats.

* The Safous platform stands out by not only offering Zero Trust Access for the Protection phase but also incorporating preliminary stages such as the diagnosis of attack surface vulnerabilities and domain-specific assessments. This comprehensive approach allows for precise identification and fortification of specific protection points, enabling a seamless transition to Zero Trust security. Additionally, the platform's Managed Detection and Response (MDR) capabilities automate coverage in the Detection and Response areas, effectively supporting SOC outsourcing across IT, OT, and API sectors.

* Distinguishing itself from North America-centric solutions, the Safous platform extends its reach beyond North America and Europe with numerous Points of Presence (PoPs) in the APAC region. This strategic deployment is particularly beneficial in the growing markets of APAC, where many countries experience unstable international internet connectivity due to the prevalence of islands. Safous provides exceptional communication stability, making it highly effective not only for users within the APAC region but also for those accessing APAC-based systems from other regions. This global coverage highlights Safous's commitment to delivering advanced, reliable cybersecurity solutions worldwide.