INCA Internet


INCA Internet Corporation ( Korean : 잉카 인터넷 ), also known as nProtect , is a corporation which sells computer software. INCA Internet was founded by Young Heum Joo, the current CEO and President of INCA Internet, in 2000. It offers anti-virus , anti-spyware , security game , and unified corporate security. Headquartered in Seoul , Republic of Korea , INCA DeloitteTechnology Fast 50 Korea 2007 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2007. [1]

Company Overview

INCA Internet is an information security company based in Republic of Korea , and develops the ‘nProtect’ line of computer security products. Young Heum Joo founded the company in January 31, 2000, and is currently the CEO and President . The company holds more than Currently 70% of the market share of information security for Korean financial institutions and more than 90% of game portals security citation needed ] . It is a public company limited by shares, Young Hem Joo being the largest stockholder, followed by JAIC from Japan and MeesPierson from the Netherlands. [2]Other major investors include JAIC, Japan’s largest independent venture capital firm, and KDB (Korea Development Bank).

The main business areas of INCA Internet include online PC security services for financial institutions , online business corporations, and online game companies among others, online game security solutions, a united PC security solution for corporate internal security and a B2C business such as online Anti -Virus for normal internet users.

Internet Service Provider (ASP) companies in the online PC security industry. The products are widely used by Korean and Japanese financial institutions, public institutions, worldwide on-line game companies.

INCA was awarded the IR52 Jang Yeong-sil award, which is considered the highest and most reputable award in the Korean industrial technology field. [3] It acquired the ISO 9000Certificate by TUViT, an IT certification institution affiliated to the German RWTUV group. [4] INCa Internet was the only information security company in Korea to be included in the Deloitte Technology Fast500 Asia Pacific 2007. [1] INCA Internet currently has customer companies in 23 countries and a total of more than 200 million users in over 170 countries .


INCA Internet first entered the market in January 2000, and acquired a global patent through ‘nProtect Netizen’ which was the first program to provide a real-time client PC information security service. INCA Internet has developed into a strong corporation with an independent technology and is leading the Korean and Japanese security market in the financial and electronic commerce industry.

When INCA Internet Was first founded, the internet use’s fast spread, ill-Intended cyber attack pattern diversification, the user’s nests for various complicated malware started to show the limit of single one-time purchase security solutions and HW-based information security products. Since then, INCA Internet HAS Quickly adjusted to the information security market trend and year Provided end-user based user friendly PC security solution optimized for That Is today’s Internet environment.

Since December 2005, INCA Internet has been located within the Guro Digital Complex , which is the largest IT industrial complex of Korea and played a pivotal role in the economic growth of Korea, referring to the ” Miracle on the Han ” contributing 10% of national exports in the 1970s. It is a futuristic industrial hub, centering on research and development, advanced information, technology, and knowledge industries. The relocation has had a great synergy effect on it and it has benefited from information sharing and partnerships. [5]


All INCA Internet nProtect products apply to SaaS (software as a service) model. It was the first company of the security industry to Provide internet banking security and online HAS spread since the SaaS model into PC security and web security.

The company holds more than Currently 70% of the market share of information security for Korean financial institutions and more than 90% of game portal security . INTERNATIONALLY, INCA Internet mainly provides security solutions for China , Japan , Southeast Asia , and Europe . Companies such as JCB Card, [6] UFJ , [7] Tokyo Star Bank [7] are among some of the corporations using INCA Internet’s protection.


nProtect GameGuard

Main article: nProtect GameGuard

Online Game Security System

  • Provides game security for online game companies and portal sites in the form of B2B2C to provide security to games and game users (from hacking , cracking , user account information stealing, cybercrime systems and other crimes)
  • Bundled with Many multiplayer online games Such As Aion: The Tower of Eternity , Phantasy Star Universe , MapleStory , GunBound , GunZ: The Duel , Sudden Attack , Flyff , Ragnarok Online and 9dragons
  • Hides the game application process, monitors the entire memory range, terminates applications defined by the game vendor and INCA to be cheats, blocks certain calls to DirectX functions and Windows APIs and auto-updates.
  • GameGuard is a subject of some controversy as the program itself is a rootkit that is installed without user authorization on their client machine. [8]

Netizen nProtect, nProtect Personal, nProtect Keycrypt

ASP based PC Security

  • Provides protection for internet banking , electronic commerce and online transactions
  • 24-hour stabilization service and customization for customers
  • Many business models are possible such as B2B2C, B2C , B2B according to customer and customer preferences and goals

nProtect Anti-Virus / Spyware, nProtect GameGuard Personal 2007

Main article: nProtect GameGuard Personal 2007

Anti-virus Solution

  • Provides end-user clients with real-time protection from viruses , spyware , hacking tools, and other malware
  • GameGuard Personal product which contains PC optimization, game account protection, and Game Mode features for game users
  • File Management Feature for File Encryption / Decryption and Secure Deletion

nProtect Enterprise

Unified Solution

  • Provides protection for corporations, public institutions, research facilities and educational institutions in the form of B2B based on PC firewall technology and Provides a unified PC security solution for corporate users,
  • Provides unified administrator features for security managers and electronic managers within the organization.
  • Prevention of information leakage of information and security.

nProtect WebScan

Web Security

  • Provides web security by inspecting the security vulnerabilities of providing and providing detailed descriptions and solutions to the vulnerabilities.
  • Inspections the Top 10 recommended security inspections by OWASP and further inspections for new, popular attacks and vulnerabilities of the server or service.
  • Provides fast inspection through multi-threaded inspection and provides a better understanding of security.


Their programs are widely used in the Korean Internet environment; and depend on ActiveX and Microsoft Windows . Internet banking in the United States of America, using Linux , Mac OS X , or other browsers or operating systems Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows can not access these online banks. [9]

Most of the functions run at kernel level of an OS , so versions of Windows that use UAC or User Account Control ( Windows Vista , Windows 7 and higher.) Are unable to run smoothly. Moreover, this program can only be used with USB Keyboard , in conjunction with nProtect caused by same reason.

nProtect Netizen, nProtect Personal and nProtect Keycrypt are programs used mostly for internet banking in Korea. They are programmed to terminate processes that are not associated with banking, but processes are terminated indiscriminately if they are deemed to be a threat and a compromise to the system’s stability. These programs also inject into their existing processes, and sometimes collide with other anti-viruses. More problematically, Korean banks do not update their program every time INCA releases an update.

See also

  • nProtect GameGuard
  • Anti-Virus Software

Notes and references

  1. ^ Jump up to:b “Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific” (PDF) . Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu . External link in ( help ) |publisher=
  2. Jump up^ “Corporate Information of INCA” . The Digital Times . 2006-04-10. External link in( help ) |publisher=
  3. Jump up^ “INCA Internet Awarded IR52 Award” . Maeil Business News . 2002-08-04. External link in( help ) |publisher=
  4. Jump up^ “INCA Internet acquires ISO 9000” . Money Today . 2002-07-09. External link in( help ) |publisher=
  5. Jump up^ “Great Synergy Effect in Guro Digital Complex” . . 2008-07-18. External link in( help ) |publisher=
  6. Jump up^ “INCA provides security for JCB Cards” . Yonhap News . 2005-01-26.
  7. ^ Jump up to:b “INCA Internet” ruling “Japanese Financial Institution Security Market” . Money Today . 2005-04-07. External link in ( help ) |publisher=
  8. Jump up^ NProtect GameGuard
  9. Jump up^ Simply go to Internet banking page of the Post Office of Korea, try to run the banking menu. Using MSIE, you can see many Security Alerts. Using other browsers, you will be unable to proceed. That page means’ If you see this message, pleaseallow all(Message for only MSIE).

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