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Press Release -- April 27th, 2011
Source: KDDI America
Tags: Ethernet

KDDI America Enhances Security Services in the United States

New York, NY, April 27, 2011 – KDDI America Inc., the U.S. division of KDDI CORPORATION, a Global Fortune 500 company and worldwide leader in international telecommunications services, announced that it will be expanding their security service offerings aimed to strengthen the protection of valuable information assets for businesses.

In partnership with Seccuris Inc., a leader in information assurance integration headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada with US offices in Washington, D.C., KDDI America will deliver 2 types of services:  Security Monitoring and Vulnerability/Web Assessments. KDDI America will offer the third service, a Security Policy Development Support and Training service.

The security monitoring service is designed to help businesses detect and handle potential network threats and anomalies and gain a better understanding of their overall security posture. The purpose of these services is to enable companies to become more efficient in their ability to handle threats both internally and externally.  The Monitoring Service consists of 3 service types:  Firewall Administrative/Management, Firewall Security Monitoring, and both a Basic and Premium Security Monitoring service which includes IPS/IDP/IDS security monitoring.  The services will be targeted to customers who have a need to minimize damages in case of a security incident, feel secure via 24/7 real-time capture of the network activities or have data compliance requirements to fulfill.

The Vulnerability Assessment service is designed to report on vulnerabilities found on the network devices and web applications and advises on possible remediation methods. The services will be targeted to customers who would like to understand the exposures in their networks and web applications, to enhance overall security, as well as improve their ability to meet data compliance requirements.

Additionally, KDDI America will provide a Security and Policy Training Support program. The program is designed to provide policy templates, develop and or review a customer-revised policy and make recommendations. The program will also train employees so each employee has a full understanding of the policy.

“The importance of security within business environments is increasing,” said Nobutsugu Ogata, Director of Enterprise Product Planning, KDDI America. “Some of the concerns are internal breaches, more sophisticated targeted external threats, and a changing workplace with remote workforces. There is additional complexity with increased regulatory requirements and businesses moving more towards cloud computing options.”

“We are pleased to partner with KDDI America to provide value-added managed security and vulnerability assessment services to their clients in North America”, said Geoff Besko, President and CEO of Seccuris.” The monitoring and vulnerability assessment service packages provided through Seccuris will provide KDDI America customers the options of very basic security monitoring through to a comprehensive, cost effective solution to protect their information assets, manage IT risk, and assess and improve their security posture.”

KDDI America will provide customers a total solution through their partnership with Seccuris. Customers interested in learning more about security services and pricing should contact KDDI America by calling 212-295-1200 or email at

About Seccuris, Inc.

Founded in 1999 by business risk, information systems audit, and security professionals, Seccuris is one of North America’s premier information assurance integrators, enabling organizations to achieve their business goals through effective management of information risk. Seccuris specializes in providing end-to-end information security services and solutions, including: Consulting & Advisory Services; Audit and Assessment Services; Managed Security Services; Products Solutions and Integration Services; Information Security Research and Development and Training Services. The Seccuris Security Operations Center (SOC), a certified secure facility, provides 24x7x365 ongoing security monitoring services for numerous government and private sector enterprises. For more information about Seccuris, please visit .

About KDDI America, Inc.

KDDI America is the U.S. division of the KDDI Group of companies, a Fortune Global 500 company and leading provider of international telecommunications and collocation facilities around the world. KDDI America provides high-quality network solutions to clients with telecommunication needs throughout EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. KDDI Group is a pioneer and innovator in the Ethernet world, being the first telecom provider to provide switched Ethernet services between Asia and the United States. KDDI is also a leading provider in international data centers and value-added services through its group company, Global TELEHOUSE, in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information about KDDI America, please visit

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