Want to promote your security solutions in Japan?
Datacontrol is your best partner.
If you are looking to enter the Japanese market, you should choose your partner carefully.
Datacontrol has 40 years of experience working with global start-ups
and we know everything about Japanese business practices, SMB market, and its unique network environment.
One of Datacontrol’s representative achievements is the FortiGate series, which has become Japan’s No. 1 market share unified threat management (UTM) product that can respond to diverse cyber attacks. Also, the SubGate series, L2 intelligent switches with security functions, has been increasing the number of sales in many Japanese companies as an effective appliance against targeted attacks.
Partnership with Datacontrol
Fortinet, known for its FortiGate series, was also a small start-up company. We supported them to start their business in Japan. We took on the role of Fortinet’s Japanese subsidiary and provided full support, not only in marketing and sales, but also in technical customization for the Japanese network environment.
We have crossed
paths with many startups.
Since starting our business 40 years ago, we have met many start-ups through our products and services.
The accumulation of these experiences has become the history of Datacontrol’s business.
Registered Datacontrol Limited
Started a business dealing with decorations using optical fibers in the United States, but eventually sold it to an advertising company. With the funds earned, registered “Datacontrol Limited” to start new business. Founder Hara was inspired by the rise of startups in silicon valley and decided to start a business with his brother.
Became sole distributor in Japan for TCP/IP software WINS
The Wollongong Group which had been working on TCP/IP emulators for mini computer OS VAX/VMS made by DEC has developed TCP/IP software ‘’WINS’’ for computers. Datacontrol became the sole distributor in Japan and technical support of The Wollongong Group. Consumers will start hearing about TCP/IP after the release of Windows 95 which was 9 years after this event.
Released FortiGate, security gateway device
The encounter with Fortinet, Inc. was our huge turning point. All in-house UTM including hardware seemed very difficult for startup and all other VCs were hesitant to invest while we felt potential to the concept and invested from associated company. We supported their Japan expand in both sales side and technical side and now the device is sold 7,000 to 8,000 every year.
Released SubGate, internal network security solution
Became sales agent of HanDreamnet Co., Ltd. and started selling SubGate, L2 intelligent switch with security function. This appliance is made for preventing virus spread or secondary damage after the infection. Society started to care about the post incident after the international epidemic of ‘’WannaCry’’ ransomware in May 2017.
Development and release of original service DC JUST
In 2019, FortiGate released an interface for data linkage with external systems. We came up with the idea to develop a service which links FortiGate and Japan-specific threat information (JLIST) provided by LAC who we already had a relationship with. After testing the possibility and effectiveness many times, we have finally released the service. Now it is bandled to all of the Fortigates sold from Canon related companies.
Datacontrol Co., Ltd.
11-19 Obase-cho, Tennoji-ku, Osaka 543-0028 Japan
TEL: +81-6-6763-2662 FAX: +81-6-6763-2696
NMF Gotanda-Ekimae Bldg, 5th Floor, 1-1-8 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-0031 Japan
TEL: +81-3-5434-2331 FAX: +81-3-5434-2332
December 24, 1979
70 million Yen
President Kent Hara
Managing Director Kenji Iwasaki
Independent Director Kazuya Komoto
Managing Executive Officer Otoda Kazunori
Auditor Kanjiro Tanaka
Distribution of IT network security products / Planning, development, operation of original solutions / Providing product support and educational services
Associated companies and organizations