Market Design Company iStyle introduced “Shadankun”, a cloud-based WAF provided by Cyber Security Cloud

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Cyber Security Cloud, Inc. (CSC) is pleased to announce that Market Design Company iStyle has introduced the server security type unlimited usage plan of its cloud-based WAF "Shadankun".

iStyle introduced CSC's cloud-based WAF "Shadankun"

The size of the online shopping and e-commerce market in Japan in the 2018 fiscal year increased by 8.3% over the previous fiscal year to approximately 8.2 trillion JPY, nearly double the growth compared to 2009.*1

In particular, the EC market continues to expand rapidly for both B-to-B and B-to-C markets, and in recent years, the rate of use of e-commerce has increased as a result of an increase in online purchasing behavior due to the decrease in the number of stores and people refraining from going out due to the ongoing pandemic.

While the rate of companies converting to e-commerce is increasing, there is still a risk of information leakage due to cyber-attacks as many of these businesses have opportunities to handle personal information. If a business suffers a cyber-attack, it could result in compensation costs due to the release of personal information, damage to its 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.

Against this backdrop, in order to prepare for the increasing threat of cyber-attacks, iStyle introduced CSC's cloud-based WAF, "Shadankun". iStyle is a market design company which provides advertising and marketing services and is involved in a wide range of businesses, including "@cosme", Japan's largest cosmetics and beauty website with more than 6.1 million members, the "@cosme SHOPPING", a cosmetics e-commerce website, and the "@cosme STORE", a cosmetics specialty store. The introduction of "Shadankun" will further strengthen the prevention of personal information leakage and protect the brand from cyber threats while providing a safe and secure service for customers.

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

■ About 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 iStyle Inc.
Name: istyle Inc.
Date of Establishment: July 27, 1999
Head Office: 34F ARK Mori Building, 1-12-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-6034, Japan
Representative: Tetsuro Yoshimatsu, President and CEO

■ 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

*1: Market research on "The Reality and Future of the Online Shopping and E-Commerce Business in 2019" by Fuji Keizai Research
*2: Market research on "cloud-based WAF services" (as of June 16, 2019) by ESP Research Institute (May 2019 to June 2019)

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