TOKYO, Japan — September 29, 2015 — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within NTT (NYSE:NTT, news, filings), announced today that it will begin offering web application firewalls (WAF) used in both NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud service and the private-cloud infrastructure of enterprises or service infrastructure of cloud providers.
This new function as an Enterprise Cloud's optional base, known as Integrated Security Appliance: Web Security (WAF), beginning September 30 in Japan and from December overseas.
The function will also be offered with NTT Com's WideAngle managed-security services for the cloud environments of individual enterprises and cloud providers. Launches will begin in the first quarter of 2016 in Japan and selected overseas countries, with further expansions in Asia, North America and Europe planned.
The new function will enable enterprises to use WAF, in addition to basic security functions such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and URL filtering, to deploy speedy, affordable security measures for websites operated on cloud infrastructure.
NTT Com launched a one-stop unified threat management (UTM) service as an Enterprise Cloud's optional base in Japan this past January. The service, which combines IPS software for virtual environments, URL filtering, anti-virus, spam mail prevention for web and email and managed security for enterprise cloud infrastructure and cloud providers' service infrastructure, will now be expanded in France, Germany, Spain and the U.K from September 30, and additional countries thereafter.
• Globally unified specifications for on-demand measures that strengthen web server security (seeAttachment)
Enterprises will realize control of direct, unified management of settings and changes, such as turning WAF on/off, adding/deleting certificates and routing by themselves via globally unified portal websites.
• Free tuning report before using WAF
To fine-tune settings prior to introducing a WAF, tuning reports are offered for no charge based on trial operation to test the WAF defense functions and determine the most suitable detection settings in advance.
• High-quality managed security
High-security measures, including automatic analysis and reporting, will be offered via NTT Com's own Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) engine, which incorporates the knowhow of expert security analysts and leverages NTT Com's vast experience with managed security services. The measures will also be offered as a WideAngle MSS option for enterprises that prefer to entrust settings and management to Global Risk Operations Center of NTT Com.
The new services will be NTT Com's latest collaborations with Fortinet, Inc. and UBIqube, Inc. Fortinet is a U.S.-based security appliance developer with the largest global share of this market for 10 consecutive quarters, according to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker of 2015 Q2. Irish-based UBIqube is the world's leading developer of orchestration software for automated settings in virtual and physical ICT equipment. UBIqube leverages DevOps, the development methodology that blends tasks performed by application development and systems operations. Since January, NTT Com has been providing managed security services for cloud environments, offering speedy, flexible and affordable security solutions for cloud infrastructure used to deploy business systems in Japan.
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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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