- APIs enable companies to enhance their business efficiency -
TOKYO, JAPAN --- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (NYSE:NTT, news, filings), announced today its immediate launch of the NTT Communications API Gateway. The gateway enables customers and partner companies to use their own systems to directly view and control information to operate and maintain these services, as business processes related to the provision of these services to end users, such as application procedures. The gateway, which is available to customers and partners who use the NTT Communications Business Portal, is offered from delivery centers in Japan, the USA and Europe.
The API Gateway leverages NTT Com's network and cloud to enable corporate customers to use NTT Com services faster and more efficiently, and supports system integrators, software developers and value-added resellers who create solutions that deploy these services.
Diagram: Overview of API Gateway
Diagram: Advantages for Partners
• Standardized APIs and user support
The gateway standardizes API specifications for NTT Com services and simplifies deployment on the systems of customers and partners by leveraging the REST API and OAuth industry standards. Information on specifications and deployment will be readily available through a developers' portal.
• Seamless global access
The gateway is offered from delivery centers in Japan, the USA and Europe to support the global business activities of NTT Com partners. Access to the gateway is automatically allocated to the base nearest to the customer's or partner's office.
• Monitoring with API log
API Transaction logs from the gateway are provided to customers and partners for compliance requirements.
• Robust security
The gateway has multilayered security, including Web Application Firewalls, protection against DDoS attacks and unauthorized API access.
Please see the attachments to learn more about sample cases involving partners such as system integrators. [Attachment]
The gateway is offered to NTT Com customers and partners who use the NTT Communications Business Portal. There is no charge to use the gateway. Interfaces in Japanese and English are available.
Initially, the following NTT Com services will be compatible with the new gateway. More services and functions that offer API will be offered eventually.
• Network services
Arcstar Universal One, Arcstar Universal One Virtual, and Arcstar Universal One Mobile Global M2M
• Cloud services
Enterprise Cloud, Cloudn and Nexcenter
• Application Services
Arcstar UCaaS (Unified Communication), Arcstar SIP Trunking (External telephone), and Enterprise Mail
The API Gateway will be available for enterprise services that NTT Com expects to offer in the future. Also, NTT Com will offer more APIs for order procedures, billing inquiries, system construction and settings. In addition, seminars for customers and partners will introduce gateway deployment best practices and case histories of specific customers and partners.
Going forward, NTT Com will continue strengthening its ICT environment to help customers and partners raise the efficiency of their business processes.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
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(Mr.) Yasuhide Katou, (Mr,) Hiroyuki Nakajima
Corporate Planning Division
NTT Communications Corporation