Secure and reliable data integration without overloading IoT devices

TOKYO--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ: 9640) (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Kazuhiro Uchida) is the maker of the HULFT IoT, managed file transfer (MFT) middleware for IoT.

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McAfee Co., Ltd. (Location: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Osamu Yamano; herein McAfee) is the Japan subsidiary of US-headquartered McAfee LLC, one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies.

The two companies have cooperated to enable HULFT IoT to work with McAfee’s embedded system security tool, McAfee Embedded Control and McAfee Advanced Threat Defense. The resulting solution can protect IoT devices, the data collected from them, and the data transfer between them.

Collaboration Background

Until recently, IoT data sources have operated on closed networks within enterprises. Interest in integrating IoT data to improve the operational efficiency, business intelligence, and capabilities of enterprises is increasing.

Standard virus software must undergo constant updates and may be used to monitor applications which are not relevant to a particular IoT process. This can cause delays and malfunction for IoT devices, resulting in demand for security measures that are light on resources.

To meet these needs, HULFT IoT can now be used together with two of McAfee’s products.

    1. McAfee Embedded Control provides antivirus technology to make devices resilient to malware attacks.
    2. McAfee Advanced Threat Defense enhances protection from network edge to endpoint.

Value Proposition

McAfee and HULFT IoT work together seamlessly to provide secure IoT data integration as follows:

    1. When installed on the IoT device side, McAfee Embedded Control saves resources by not monitor programs that have been whitelisted. It will only operate preset programs.
    2. HULFT IoT Agent, which is on the whitelist, compresses and encrypts files generated by the IoT device and transfers them to the HULFT IoT Manager on the server side.
    3. On the server side, McAfee Advanced Threat Defense checks if files received by HULFT IoT Manager are from the HULFT IoT agent and confirms if they are free of malware.

Quote by Osamu Yamano, President of McAfee Japan:
“McAfee is excited to offer advanced IoT security solution through collaboration with Saison Information Systems. IoT enables companies to create new business opportunities and values, and McAfee has provided security solutions to take advantage of IoT and has proven track record of securing CIP and embedded systems, key elements of IoT. By collaborating with Saison Information Systems and its HULFT IoT, McAfee commits to helping companies secure their IoT businesses under threat defense lifecycle vision.”


HULFT IoT is enterprise-class managed file transfer middleware for IoT devices which prevents data loss in mission critical use cases such as the payment, security, and monitoring. It is a version of the popular HULFT 8 MFT middleware, which is used by over 8,600 companies in 43 countries.
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About Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.

    * Headquarters: Sunshine 60 (21F), 3-1-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-6021, Japan
    * Established: September 1, 1970
    * President: Kazuhiro Uchida (President and CEO)
    * Capital: Â¥1,367 million
    * Business Activities: Integration services, consulting, and solutions related to systems for the financial, retail, and manufacturing industries. Packaged software products, including HULFT.
    * Securities code: 9640 (Tokyo Stock Exchange, JASDAQ Standard Market)
    * Website:


    * HULFT IoT and other HULFT related products are registered trademarks of Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
    * Other company names, product names, and service names are registered trademarks of each respective company.

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HULFT Media Inquiries
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Akane Toyota / Seiko Yokoi, +81-3-3988-3477
HULFT Product Inquiries
Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.
Masaaki Takayama, +81-3-3988-5301
Marketing Department, HULFT Division

Source: Saison Information Systems Co., Ltd.


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