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IIJ Global Solutions Awarded the Palo Alto Networks JAPAN SASE Partner of the Year for 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN, February 22, 2022 – IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (Representative Director and CEO: Toshinori Iwasawa, hereafter referred to as IIJ Global), a 100% subsidiary of Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), providing WAN service business to corporate clients, today announced it received the FY21 Japan Partner of the Year Award - SASE Partner of the Year.

Announced during the Japan Partner Day 2022 Virtual event held by Palo Alto Networks K.K.,(Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Chairman & President: Hiroshi Alley, hereafter referred to as Palo Alto Networks), a leading cybersecurity company, these annual awards are presented to an elite group of Palo Alto Networks partners that, over the past 12 months, have excelled in the following areas:

  • Performance
    : Bookings that partners initiate, the pipeline they build, innovative new services launched, and net new customers added.
  • Enablement
    : Number of Palo Alto Networks technical, pre-sales, sales and post-sales training and certifications completed
  • Engagement
    : Nominated by the Palo Alto Networks team for exceptional engagement with Palo Alto Networks and our customers.

IIJ Global is receiving this award for the second year in a row. This award recognises IIJ Global’s support in providing Prisma® Access to a large number of customers in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan. Based on its exceptional experience and skills in both network and security areas, IIJ Global provides comprehensive support to customers.

IIJ Global will continue to support customer business by providing services and solutions that support enterprises' cloud transformation.

“At Palo Alto Networks, our partners share our vision of building tomorrow’s cybersecurity today and play a critical role in securing the tech-enabled future of the enterprise,” said Hiroshi Alley, Palo Alto Networks K.K.'s Representative Director, Chairman and President. “Organizations rely on Palo Alto Networks technology and our trusted partners to bring the services and solutions that offer flexibility, innovation and security. As we rise to the challenge of modern security, we are innovating against threats and digitally transforming at an unprecedented rate. Being ready for what comes next means being willing to see the world differently. We’re proud to recognize IIJ Global on their "FY21 Japan Partner of the Year Award - SASE Partner of the Year" for delivering valuable business outcomes and helping our mutual customers protect their digital way of life.”

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About IIJ Global

IIJ Global Solutions Inc. (IIJ Global) was established in September 2010 as an IIJ Group company by acquisition of AT&T Japan's local Network Outsourcing service business. IIJ Global provides WAN Connectivity Services and Total Network Outsourcing Services from designing to building and managing corporate networks for enterprises. Not only limited to domestic but also offers Global network services. For more information about IIJ Global, visit the IIJ Global Website at https://www.iijglobal.co.jp/en/.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at https://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.

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