In a press conference on Monday, the president of Japan’s pension service announced the organization was the target of a cyberattack exposing the data of 1.25 million citizens. Addresses, birthdates, names and identification numbers were part of the data accessed. The attack was launched after an employee opened an email…

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Bitnet Technologies, a startup that allows enterprise-scale merchants to accept bitcoin payments, has closed a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Highland Capital Partners, and with the participation of Japan’s largest ecommerce site, Rakuten.

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This week a Japanese court ordered Google to delete about half of the search results for a man linked to a crime he didn’t commit, according to Asahi Shimbun newspaper and other local media. In May, the EU set global precedent by ruling that people have the right to ask…

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September 23, 2013 — VMware made several announcements on Monday, including the appointment of Sanjay Mirhandani to senior vice president and general manager to lead the VMware Asia Pacific & Japan business.

Keep on reading: VMware Names Sanjay Mirhandani SVP and GM, Asia Pacific and Japan

 

August 8, 2013 — Data center operator Equinix announced on Thursday it has opened its fourth International Business Exchange data center in Japan, located in Otemachi, Tokyo.

Keep on reading: Equinix Opens Fourth Data Center in Japan

 

(The Hosting News) – Singapore-based Signetique, a leader in dedicated server and cloud hosting, announced a substantial price cut to a limited stock of quad core dedicated servers.

“Signetique is a pioneer in providing affordable and reliable dedicated server hosting for 6 years now. Our dedicated hosting services are well-received for they represent not just good value but also quality” said Signetique CEO Raymond Tan. “To celebrate this milestone, we are availing a limited supply of quad core servers at up to 38% discount. This is unprecedented.”

“All our dedicated servers sold are backed by the industry-leading priority support service, JumpQ” adds COO Kenneth Tan. “Our customers can therefore be assured of extremely good value and quality when they choose to host their applications or websites with our dedicated hosting service. Dedicated server hosting offers extremely good value for the independent developers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as they offer dependability and affordability.”

According to Signetique, their special offer bundles quad core 2.4 GHz machines with 8GB RAMs, 2 x 1TB hard disks, the new Plesk 11.5 control panel (for 10 domains) and 1Mbps of dedicated bandwidths. The offer price for this bundle is SGD279.00 (USD220.00) per month. The usual price for this bundle was SGD449.00 (USD354.00) per month. Company officials confirmed that this offer is good while stocks last.

For more information on Signetique’s range of discounted dedicated server hosting services, visit: http://www.webhosting.com.sg/promotions/.

About Signetique

Signetique is one of the largest providers of dedicated hosting services. It provides shared, virtual and dedicated hosting services and maintains facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China and Japan. Customers requiring a one-stop Asia Pacific hosting solution can do so through their Singapore sales office. It pioneered the sub $100 dedicated hosting solution in Singapore and continues to provide cost-effective hosting solutions to its customers. Apart from providing standard dedicated server solutions, Signetique also allows complete customization of its servers that encompasses redundancy, virtualization, high availability, disaster recovery and enterprise email hosting solutions. Signetique’s customer profile ranges from small local businesses to multi-nationals and has been in the business for over 15 years.

Source: Signetique Unveils Discounted Dedicated Servers

 

(The Hosting News) – Singapore-based Signetique, a leader in dedicated server and cloud hosting, announced a substantial price cut to a limited stock of quad core dedicated servers.

“Signetique is a pioneer in providing affordable and reliable dedicated server hosting for 6 years now. Our dedicated hosting services are well-received for they represent not just good value but also quality” said Signetique CEO Raymond Tan. “To celebrate this milestone, we are availing a limited supply of quad core servers at up to 38% discount. This is unprecedented.”

“All our dedicated servers sold are backed by the industry-leading priority support service, JumpQ” adds COO Kenneth Tan. “Our customers can therefore be assured of extremely good value and quality when they choose to host their applications or websites with our dedicated hosting service. Dedicated server hosting offers extremely good value for the independent developers and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as they offer dependability and affordability.”

According to Signetique, their special offer bundles quad core 2.4 GHz machines with 8GB RAMs, 2 x 1TB hard disks, the new Plesk 11.5 control panel (for 10 domains) and 1Mbps of dedicated bandwidths. The offer price for this bundle is SGD279.00 (USD220.00) per month. The usual price for this bundle was SGD449.00 (USD354.00) per month. Company officials confirmed that this offer is good while stocks last.

For more information on Signetique’s range of discounted dedicated server hosting services, visit: http://www.webhosting.com.sg/promotions/.

About Signetique

Signetique is one of the largest providers of dedicated hosting services. It provides shared, virtual and dedicated hosting services and maintains facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China and Japan. Customers requiring a one-stop Asia Pacific hosting solution can do so through their Singapore sales office. It pioneered the sub $100 dedicated hosting solution in Singapore and continues to provide cost-effective hosting solutions to its customers. Apart from providing standard dedicated server solutions, Signetique also allows complete customization of its servers that encompasses redundancy, virtualization, high availability, disaster recovery and enterprise email hosting solutions. Signetique’s customer profile ranges from small local businesses to multi-nationals and has been in the business for over 15 years.

Source: Signetique Unveils Discounted Dedicated Servers

 

June 10, 2013 — Cloud hosting and web hosting provider Dimension Data announced on Monday it is now offering its public managed cloud platform in Tokyo, Japan.

Keep on reading: Dimension Data Expands Public Managed Cloud Platform to Japan

 

(The Hosting News) – GlobalSign today announced it has been named to the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) 2013 Online Trust Honor Roll for demonstrating exceptional data protection, privacy and security in an effort to better protect their customers and brand from the increased threats of cybercriminals.

OTA, a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively with industry leaders to enhance online trust, completed comprehensive audits analyzing more than 750 domains and privacy policies, approximately 10,000 web pages and more than 500 million emails for this report. The composite analysis included over a dozen attributes focusing on 1) site & server security, 2) domain, brand, email and consumer protection, and 3) privacy policy and practices. In addition to the in-depth analysis of their web sites, Domain Name Systems (DNS), outbound emails, and public records were analyzed for recent data breach incidents and FTC settlements. Key sectors audited include the Internet Retailer 500, FDIC 100, Top 50 Social Sites as well as OTA members.

“Consumers are trading billions of pieces of personal data in exchange for desired services. They rely on the integrity of the businesses collecting and storing this information to protect them,” said Craig Spiezle, president and executive director of the Online Trust Alliance. “We are very pleased with the voluntary level of adoption many consumer-facing websites implemented this year that went above and beyond baseline compliance.”

“GlobalSign is honored to be recognized for our leadership and security solutions by such a respected organization as OTA for the third year,” said Steve Waite, CEO GlobalSign Americas . “As a company we strive to help drive industry best practices so that organizations of all sizes may better protect themselves from the ever-evolving advanced persistent threats that have become all too common in today’s security landscape. We recently introduced our SSL Configuration Checker to help sites identify the strengths and weaknesses of their SSL configuration and learn the steps that must be taken to remediate any issues, allowing them to better secure their network.”

Nearly a third of the companies reviewed made the Honor Roll, including GlobalSign. The report indicates that company size and/or sales are not true measures of the level of security and privacy a company implements. “All companies are equally evaluated by the same criterion regardless of size. We have seen large e-retailers with significant sales fail to make the Honor Roll; conversely we have seen small to mid-size companies taking top grades,” said Spiezle.

Started in 2005 as an effort to drive adoption of best practices, the objectives of the Honor Roll are to: 1) Recognize leadership and commitment to best practices which aid in the protection of online trust and confidence in online services, 2) Enable businesses to enhance their security, data protection and privacy practices, 3) Move from compliance to stewardship, demonstrating support of meaningful self-regulation, and 4) Promote security & privacy as part of a company’s brand promise and value proposition.

Being named to the 2013 Honor Roll is a significant achievement considering the large number of companies that received failing marks for inadequate domain and consumer protection (22%), insecure websites (11%), and inadequate privacy policies or data collection practices (35%).

“Security challenges continue to grow in complexity with enterprise adoption of the cloud and the proliferation of BYOD,” said Waite. “As a result, businesses are struggling to incorporate industry best practices and implement the latest security solutions that protect their brand, customers and reputations. We admire OTA’s work in advancing online trust through education and the advancement of best security practices, promoting a safer Internet for organizations and end users alike.”

To review the full 2013 Honor Roll report, please download a free copy at: https://otalliance.org/2013honorroll.html

About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a member-based, non-profit representing the global internet ecosystem – including the public and private sectors. OTA’s mission is to develop and advocate best practices and public policy which mitigate emerging privacy and security threats while enhancing online trust, innovation and the vitality of the digital economy. OTA is committed to the protection of critical infrastructure, balanced legislation and data protection through the promotion of best practices, benchmark reporting, and self-regulation. For more information, visit: https://otalliance.org

About GMO GlobalSign

GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visithttp://www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

GMO Internet Group

GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research. In 2011, a new Social Media & Smartphone Platform segment was established bringing together group initiatives in social apps development, daily deals and Android app distribution. GMO Internet, Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en.

Source: GlobalSign Named A Top Trusted Website

 

(The Hosting News) – There’s a first for everything, right? Well, according to a report from ElevenMyanmar.com, the elusive country of Myanmar is set to receive its first-ever data center within a year.

The news was confirmed by officials in the country.

“Although the construction work for the center is yet to be started, the plan will be put into action sooner. It will be built in “Phase 1” compound of the park at an estimated cost of US$10 to 15,” commented MICTDC official Khun Oo in Eleven’s report.

Meanwhile, a story from ZDNet noted the project was made available by Japan-based provider Hitachi – a company whose services include IT, electronics and power systems.

Myanmar, sometimes known as Burma, has sought in recent years to improve its tech stance. A recent Reuters report signaled the country had even set its sights on setting up a stock exchange by 2015.

U.S. President Barack Obama recently met with Myanmar President Thein Sein – something that sought to normalize relations with a country that’s often accused of human rights abuses.

Myanmar Getting its First Data Center

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