The following startup list was provided by "Nikkei FinTech database 2017-2018 publication (Nikkei BP company)" and translated by Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ). Some members of Fintech Association of Japan(FAJ) are included. (These information are as of the end of March 2017.)
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Security(10)

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  • 1 Authlete, Inc.

    URL
    https://www.authlete.com/
    Service/Product
    Authlete
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Authlete provides BaaS for OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect that creates improved functionalities on the cloud. This enables you to integrate Authlete with any end-user authentication mechanism. It also means that you can add OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect functionalities into your existing web service seamlessly.
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  • 2 Keychain Pte. Ltd.

    URL
    http://keychain.jp/
    Service/Product
    Keychain
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Keychain provides a PKI Decentralized Authentication Platform (tm) called Keychain, that allows clients to solve concrete business problems related to authentication and access control. The platform enhances and cleanly integrates into existing systems and processes by adding a small bit of code. It provides secure transaction messaging over varied networks, audit procedures and regulations, and simplified compliance check through their company's intranet authoritative management.
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  • 3 NSHC PTE. LTD.

    URL
    http://www.nshc.net/jp/
    Service/Product
    DxShield, Droid-X
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Originally, NSHC Pte. Ltd. provided a security solution app for games on smartphones. It now, additionally, provides a solution focused on Fintech applications derived from its original product. With it, users can choose policy options, and monitor from a web console.
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  • 4 Caulis

    URL
    https://caulis.jp/
    Service/Product
    Fraud Alert
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Caulis provides a fraud access detector service on the cloud for corporations, called Fraud Alert. The service’s AI detects fraudulent remittance. Because of the cloud-based system, the annual fee for the service is reasonable, starting from a few thousand yen. The blacklist collected by Fraud Alert is provided to all users, so that the service can prevent potential fraud coming from outside of the existing known fraud, creating a better system compared to existing fraud detectors. The system has been installed for over 50 million users, including major communication companies, banks, and EC websites.
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  • 5 COGNIROBO Inc.

    URL
    http://www.cognirobo.com/
    Service/Product
    AI Adatos (developed and provided by Adatos Pte Ltd.)
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 40 million
    Investor
    Showcase-TV
    Description
    COGNIROBO has an exclusive licensing agreement with the US development venture company, Adatos, operating as its sales representative in Japan. The company provides a wide variety of solutions using deep learning including NPL analysis, credit analysis, fraud detection, sales expectations, and marketing analysis.
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  • 6 CYBER SECURITY CLOUD Inc.

    URL
    http://www.cscloud.co.jp
    Service/Product
    Kogeki Shadan Kun, Kogeki Mieru Kun, Web Kaizan Hakken kun, WEB platform
    Total Equity Funding
    JPY 100 million/unknown
    Investor
    AMBITION, Regend Partners, Ypsilon Group, Real World, SBI Investment, Individual Investors
    Description
    Cyber Security Cloud provides several security services for cyber attacks. There is no need to purchase hardware to implement these services, and companies such as SMEs can easily install the security service. As of March 2016, the number of websites using the company’s services exceeded 1200. Customers can ascertain cyber attacks in real-time on an administrative screen, and analyze when and how they are being attacked. The companies that have implemented the service include NTT Docomo and Biglobe.
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  • 7 Sprout Inc.

    URL
    http://www.sproutgroup.co.jp
    Service/Product
    BugBounty, SolidHub, The Zero/One Media, Security Service
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Sprout operates The Zero/One, an online media entity specializing in cyber security; SolidHub, a cloud platform with the highest degree of security operation; and BugBounty.jp, a bounty platform for hackers and companies who want to fill each other's needs. The Zero/One contains a minimum amount of technical jargon and detailed illustrations, so that people in various industries, such as business, finance, politics, and public administration can understand what is happening on the forefront of cyber security. With SolidHub, customers can not access a system without a USB finger print authentication key, fingerprint cross-check, and a password. On top of this, all the files and messages are encrypted for privacy, and dispersible bit-by-bit to preserve them in physically remote places.
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  • 8 Secure Sky Technology Inc.

    URL
    http://www.securesky-tech.com/
    Service/Product
    Scutum, Scutum Care, Corporate Site web manipulation guard & detector service, platform analysis, Web Application Security Assessment, Network Security Assessment, Website Security Education, SaaS WAF service "Scutum"
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Secure Sky Technology provides security-related consulting, research, analysis, and provisional educational services in addition to developing and selling several products related to those services. While securing a website, there are several steps the company provides to strengthen security for the required definition/planning/development phase, to the test/revise phase, and on to the operational phase. The company also sells Scutum, developed by Big Forest, with the number of registered company websites as of December 2016 exceeding 1800.
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  • 9 Bitforest Co., Ltd.

    URL
    https://www.bitforest.jp/
    Service/Product
    Scutum, Vaddy, Website Security, Servers & Networks
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Bit Forest provides a WAF service to protect hackable web applications from attacks targeting personal data and client information, called Scutum, and a security test, Vaddy. Scutum supports flexibility for those running small websites to those using cloud computing environments. The monthly fee is JPY 29,800, which is relatively low. The number of websites who have installed their services exceeds 1800 companies, which gives them the No.1 domestic share among cloud-using WAF services.
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  • 10 Remise Corporation

    URL
    http://www.remise.jp/
    Service/Product
    remise, pCAT, SSL Coupon Authentication Issue Service, Zeijyakusei Analysis Service (Hackable vulnerability analysis service)
    Total Equity Funding
    non-disclosed
    Investor
    non-disclosed
    Description
    Remise provides a representative service for EC settlement related operations, “remise E a payment service, "pCAT E an SSL coupon certification issuing system; and a service providing a diagnosis of vulnerabililty to hacking for companies' servers and websites. remise can be implemented within 10 days, and has advanced features, including continuously automated charges, customized payment screens, support in multiple language, and smartphone support. pCAT is a settlement service for brick-and-mortar shops enabling credit card payment by installing pCAT into smartphones or tablets, and attaching a card reader. The settlement fee starts from 3.2%.
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