BlackRidge Technology Expands Presence in Japan with New Partnerships, Sponsors Upcoming Cybertech Tokyo 2018 Conference

Company Partners with I-Net and TOYO Corporations to Extend Reach of Cyber Defense Solutions in Japan

RENO, Nev. – Nov 19, 2018 – BlackRidge Technology International Inc. (OTCQB: BRTI), a leading provider of next-generation cyber defense solutions, has expanded its reach in Japan. New partnerships with I-Net Corporation and TOYO Corporation fill a key gap in security solutions for the Japanese market and the companies’ respective customers.

In conjunction with these partnerships, BlackRidge will sponsor and speak at the Cybertech Tokyo conference, Nov. 29-30, 2018. Cybertech Tokyo is the most significant conference and exhibition focusing on cyber technologies in Japan. Doug Johnson, vice president of alliances at BlackRidge Technology will present BlackRidge’s experience with the U.S. Department of Defense and discuss the applicability of the company’s cybersecurity solutions to the broader commercial enterprise and industrial IoT (Internet of Things) market segments in Japan.

“I-Net Corporation is pleased to expand its current cloud services and data center offerings by adding BlackRidge Technology’s suite of cybersecurity solutions,” said Tsutomu Taguchi, executive vice president of I-Net Corporation. “In reviewing the BlackRidge cyber defense solution, we see many applications across our customer base of over 1,400 accounts. Applications include micro-segmentation and identity-based cybersecurity protection for our cloud, manufacturing and IoT offerings.”

“BlackRidge Technology’s solutions portfolio perfectly complements our information and communication technologies,” said Toshiro Sakurai, president of Security & Lab Company, TOYO Corporation. “We established the Security & Lab Company in 2016, and after evaluating the cybersecurity technology from BlackRidge, we believe its offerings are ideal to help provide additional value to our customers.”

“Our collaboration with I-Net and TOYO corporations in Japan further highlights the global applicability of our cybersecurity product offerings,” said Bill Joll, head of worldwide sales at BlackRidge Technology. “We are pleased that after extensive testing, both corporations chose BlackRidge to address the many and varied security requirements of their customers in the various market segments they serve, which include cloud and data services, IoT, manufacturing, compliance and managed security services.”

About I-Net Corporation
I-Net Corporation provides information processing and system development services and sells system equipment. It offers its products and services in the areas of oil/LPG, finance/settlement, data center / cloud services, printing / enclosing and sealing / business agent, application / embedded software and hardware / space satellite, development tools, cost accounting, downsizing/porting, distribution / leisure / customer management, construction/manufacturing, health care center, and security / asset management. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. For more information, visit www.inet.co.jp.

About TOYO Corporation
TOYO Corporation (TSE: 8151) is a Japanese technology company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with subsidiaries in the United States and China. Since its founding in 1953, TOYO has become the leading distributor of advanced measurement instruments and systems in Japan. TOYO also engages in original product designs and develops advanced solutions for many of the markets that it serves including automotive, sustainable energy, and cyber security industries. TOYO’s innovative products are used by many leading companies in Japan, the United States and APAC countries, helping TOYO’s customers accelerate development, reduce time-to-market, and improve product quality. For more information visit www.toyo.co.jp.

About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology provides an adaptive cyber defense solution that enables our customers to deliver more secure and resilient business services in today’s rapidly evolving technology and cyberthreat environments. The BlackRidge Adaptive Trust solution provides end-to-end security that proactively isolates cloud services, protects servers and segments networks. Our patented First Packet Authentication™ technology authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of a network session. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military-grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.

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