EC Business ASKUL adopted Cyber Security Cloud’s Cloud-based WAF “Shadankun”

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Cyber Security Cloud, Inc. is pleased to announce that E-commerce business ASKUL Corp. has introduced its cloud-based WAF "Shadankun".

The size of the domestic mail-order and e-commerce market in fiscal 2018 was approximately USD82 Billion, up 8.3% from the previous year, and has grown to nearly double the size of the 2009 market*1. In particular, the EC market continues to expand rapidly for both BtoB and BtoC, and in recent years the rate of use of e-commerce has increased due to a shift to online purchasing behavior as a result of the decrease in the number of stores due to the impact of the new coronavirus pandemic, as well as the lockdown keeping people from going out of their homes.

As the market is expected to expand further in the future, companies are expected to accelerate the expansion of services related to e-commerce.

While the rate of conversion to electronic commerce is increasing, there is still a risk of information leakage due to cyber-attacks, as these businesses have many opportunities to handle personal information. If a business is hit by a cyber-attack, it could result in compensation costs due to the release of personal information, damage to the brand image, and lost sales opportunities.

In addition, with the enactment of the revised Personal Information Protection Act on June 5, 2020, regulations and penalties relating to the protection of personal information have become more stringent, which has led to an increased focus on such measures to prevent the leakage of personal information.

As a result, ASKUL, a company that is engaged in e-commerce services for business establishments, introduced CSC's cloud-based WAF "Shadankun".

CSC aims to continue to help more companies mitigate their cybersecurity risks in the future.

About cloud-based WAF "Shadankun"
Cloud-based WAF "Shadankun" is a web security service that detects and blocks cyber-attacks on websites and web servers. Utilizing Cyneural, an attack detection AI engine using deep learning, it detects general attacks as well as unknown attacks and false-positives at high speeds, while Cyhorus, one of the world's leading threat intelligence teams, quickly responds to the latest threats. Also, it has been ranked No. 1 in Japan in terms of adoption rate. *2

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About Cyber Security Cloud, Inc.
Company name: Cyber Security Cloud Inc.
Address: 3rd floor of VORT Ebisu maxim, 3-9-19 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0011, Japan
Representative: Hikaru Ohno, President and CEO
Establishment: August 2010

About Askul Corp.
Name: ASKUL Corporation
Date of Establishment: November 1963
Head Office: Toyosu Cubic Garden, 3-2-3 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative: Akira Yoshioka, President and CEO

*1: Fuji Keizai Market Research, The Present and Future of Mail Order and E-commerce 2019
*2: Market research on "cloud-based WAF services" (as of June 16, 2019) [Research by ESP Research Institute (May 2019 to June 2019)]

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