Nomura Research Institute Ltd. Delivers OmniTrust Protected Browser Product to Softbank / Yahoo! BB in Japan


Browser-Based Content Security Software Enables Company To Protect
Confidential Customer Data From Unauthorized Use

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., (August 6, 2004) – OmniTrust TM Security Systems, Inc. (formerly Probix, Inc.), a leading provider of content security services, today announced that its master reseller in Japan, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., delivered the OmniTrust Web Browser product (marketed as Protected Browser outside of Japan) product to SOFTBANK BB Corp. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo) who is managing the Yahoo! BB Service.
At SOFTBANK BB, employees routinely access information from the Client Information Management System which runs on IIS on Windows 2000 servers. It became necessary for SOFTBANK BB to find a robust solution to help manage and control confidential information accessed by the employees and to ensure compliance with new privacy laws. SOFTBANK BB turned to the Web Browser Protector solution from OmniTrust / Nomura Research Institute in Japan. After careful evaluation, SOFTBANK BB adopted the system as it provides an environment in which authorized internal users can access highly confidential information, such as the clients’ information, in a secure, auditable manner. The deciding factors were the simplicity of installation, robust functionality, high-quality security management and cost-effectiveness.

With Protected Browser, SOFTBANK BB employees can now control operations such as ‘Print’, ‘Save’ and ‘Copy & Paste’, while the HTML content is viewed in Internet Explorer. They also have similar control over content dynamically created in HTML by web applications such as their Client Information System and Internal Information Shared System which has a search capability and database update functionality.

According to a senior executive at Nomura Research Institute, “Since we released Web Browser Protector, we have received numerous inquiries from a broad spectrum of businesses in industries such as financial services, distributions and information services. In the future we plan to combine various tools and services with the Web Browser Protector product so that we may provide an optimum information leak prevention system to various businesses who are promoting information leakage countermeasures.”