Modern Governance

Diligent Extends HighBond Regional Cloud Offering to Japan with New AWS Hosting Environment

New AWS region demonstrates Diligent’s continued commitment to customers and partners in Japan

Tokyo, Japan, November 17 Diligent, the global leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG, today announced that its enterprise governance software platform, HighBond, is now hosted locally in Japan through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

Through the new hosting environment Diligent customers and partners can access HighBond locally to accommodate data residency preferences and support adherence to relevant industry regulations. The expansion comes in response to a growing demand from Japanese organizations to gain a connected view of governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG to inform modern governance practices. The new cloud infrastructure adds to existing offerings across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa and GovCloud (US Federal and US SLED.)

“This new data center builds on Diligent’s commitment to provide best-in-class solutions, services and support to its customers and partners in Japan,” said Manabu Oura, Country Manager, Japan Operation at Diligent. “Japanese organizations are facing new and evolving risks, from supply chain issues to cyber risk and everything in between. This gives local organizations a platform to unite risk across their company.”

Since the opening of its Tokyo headquarters in 2018, Diligent has expanded its local operations to bring software-enabled modern governance practices to Japan. Diligent’s solution set strengthens an organization's governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG practices by leveraging powerful analytics, robotic process automation and unparalleled industry data to provide the board and c-suite with data-driven insights.

“Diligent’s powerful platform gives Protiviti and our clients the analytics and automated tools needed to provide actionable insights for faster decision-making,” said Fumihito Fujiwara, Managing Director at Protiviti. “This latest investment demonstrates that this powerful software is met with top notch security and compliance initiatives.”

Learn more about Diligent’s security and compliance initiatives here.

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