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December 7, 2018
Macnica Networks Corp.

Macnica Networks Enters Into a Distributorship Agreement with JFrog, Provider of an Artifact Repository Manager Essential to DevOps

- A DevOps software release platform adopted by over 4,000 companies around the world -

Macnica Networks Corp., which provides network devices and security solutions (headquarters: 1-5-5 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan; President: Jun Ikeda; hereinafter "Macnica Networks") has concluded a Distributorship Agreement with the Israeli company JFrog Ltd. (headquarters: Netanya, Israel; CEO: Shlomi Ben Haim; hereinafter “JFrog”) and will begin providing the DevOps solution JFrog Enterprise+.

Product name
JFrog Enterprise+
"JFrog Artifactory" "JFrog Bintray" "JFrog Xray" "JFrog Mission Control"
The form of product provision
Date of distribution start
December 7, 2018 (Friday)

As digitalization progresses across all industries, the ability to increase the speed of software development and the frequency of release has become a source of competitiveness and is essential to generating business value. The speed and rate of software releases have led to an increasing number of businesses with the means to carry out the rapid release of software by incorporating the best practices of CI (continuous integration) and CD (continuous deployment/delivery) in the development process.

However, as the implementation of DevOps practices in business deepens, various things such as management of the libraries and artifacts needed for builds, management of frequently-changing binaries such as large Docker images for deployment, and security risk mitigation all require a significant number of staff-hours. As business speed is increased, it is critical to also have in place a safe and sure means of rollback. An essential element of DevOps practice is to achieve a seamless release of software through the automation of each step in the process.

The JFrog product that Macnica Networks will now be providing is a business-use software product that allows companies to build cloud services based on their infrastructure. It has been implemented as a universal artifact repository manager tool by more than 4,000 companies around the world. The implementation of JFrog Enterprise+ enables companies to carry out the full process from software development to release, continuously and efficiently. The JFrog Enterprise+ product has the following four functions, each of which are provided as an individual part.

  • JFrog Artifactory: Offers efficient management across the entire business for software, libraries, and Docker images, etc. before release, through compatibility with all types of software packages.
  • JFrog Bintray: Automates software distribution.
  • JFrog Xray: Scans artifacts for vulnerabilities.
  • JFrog Mission Control: Offers centralized control of the settings, monitoring, operation, and maintenance of JFrog products.

By entering into a Distributorship Agreement with JFrog, Macnica Networks, which is the primary distributor in Japan for GitHub (Business Plan) and CircleCI Server, will be able to provide one-stop solutions covering the whole software development lifecycle. With its distribution lineup now including JFrog products, Macnica Networks will contribute to the advancement of software development in Japanese industries and the improvement of business value through DevOps practice.

Remarks from joint founder and CEO of JFrog, Shlomi Ben Haim
"The Japanese market adopts DevOps technologies and tools rapidly and shows strong demands for Continuous Software Updates from code to production with zero downtime,"
said Shlomi Ben Haim, JFrog CEO. “We are excited to leap forward and offer JFrog's technology and Macnica's local expertise to provide a strong Enterprise DevOps solution to our joint customers in Japan."

Features of JFrog Enterprise+

Efficient centralized control of libraries and Docker images

Enables storage, protection, monitoring and distribution of all technology binaries, including Docker, Go, Helm, Maven, npm, NuGet and PyPi. Allows the customer to build an end-to-end release platform, from development to release, to enable continuous release.

High availability with zero downtime

JFrog Enterprise+ operates as two or more active clusters through a redundancy configuration employing a load balancer. The load balancer will enable synchronization of repository contents and metadata across several sites through a replication function, and also allows the setting of periodic mirroring and updating via a control screen or REST API. Allows developers and administrators to gain access from anywhere in the world, according to the access privileges granted to them.

Ability to scan for library and Docker image vulnerabilities

The scanning capability identifies OSS license violations and Docker images within a repository, and analysis of the extent of influence. It can also be integrated with third-party static analysis tools and vulnerability scanners like Twistlock.

DevOps recording (from Git to Kubernetes)

Manages the dependency of software so that even when changes are carried out with high frequency, software dependencies are automatically recorded.

Achievement of seamless flow with GitHub Enterprise/CircleCI Server

By detecting changes pushed to the Git repository and by obtaining libraries, etc. from JFrog and managing Build and package artifacts through JFrog when automatically carrying out Build/Test/Package through CI tools, it is possible to achieve software releases with constantly stable quality.

JFrog product schematic

JFrog Ltd: Company Outline

JFrog is a next-generation software infrastructure enterprise established in 2008 that is revolutionizing software updating methods. Used by over 4,000 companies around the world, JFrog products can operate in cooperation with various CI/CD and DevOps tools, from legacy code to the latest containers and microservices, and provides customers with end-to-end support from development to delivery.

Company name JFrog Ltd
Location of headquarters Netanya, Israel
Representative Shlomi Ben Haim

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