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NTT Communications to Address Cyber Security for Global Networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) at ITW 2017

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NTT
Communications Corporation
(NTT Com), the global data and IP
services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, announced its
participation at the International
Telecoms Week (ITW) 2017
taking place in Chicago, May 14-17.

Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of NTT Communications Global
IP Network at NTT America, will join industry leaders on the panel "Working
Together in the Pursuit of Security
" on Monday, May 15th,
at 11:45 a.m. The session will focus on the challenges created by
constant cyber threats and DDoS attacks for businesses and the Internet
of Things (IoT). The panelists will also discuss what solutions global
carriers such as NTT Com offer, either individually or by combining
efforts with other carriers, to improve network security and to mitigate
DDoS attacks.

Mr. Wheeler has over 20 years of executive, sales management and
operational experience in the Internet and communications industries. In
his current role at NTT America, he is responsible for all financial,
engineering, operational and customer relationship activities for the
Global IP Network business unit.

"At NTT Com network security is one of our top priorities," says Mr.
Wheeler. "We look at security as protecting not only our Global IP
Network but also our customers' networks. DDOS attacks are among the
most serious and pervasive threats that we see and we continually look
to mitigate these issues.

"Historically, there has been a precedent of long-standing cooperation
between tier-1 players that support the broader Internet and the
security measures used to protect it," Mr. Wheeler adds. "DDoS attacks
are by definition distributed in nature, coming from various parts of
the world across different networks. It's therefore critical to work
with other network operators to address those situations."

Recognizing the continuously increasing size and complexity of DDoS
attacks, NTT Com recently expanded the DDoS Protection Services (DPS)
the company offers to its Global IP Network customers by giving them the
option to choose the level of mitigation support that best fits their
network security strategy.

The first option, DPS Control, is an entry-level tier of service that
provides long-term access control lists (ACL) and is intended for
customers that don't require full mitigation assistance. Using the
service, a customer can define permanent ACLs which are deployed on its
NTT Com interface(s) to block a network from certain types of traffic as
defined by the customer.

The second option, DPS Core, is an advanced tier of service for
customers that require full DDoS mitigation support. DPS Core is
supported by NTT Com's Network Security Team, the same expert team
responsible for keeping the company's tier-1 Global IP Network (AS2914)
infrastructure safe and secure.

Subscribers to DPS Core also enjoy exclusive use of the company's DPS
Portal, a platform where customers can request mitigations and
configuration changes, and review past mitigation reports.

"There's no one-size-fits-all solution, but there is no question that
NTT Com and the wholesale industry in general believe security is a
critical and constantly evolving challenge to address," Mr. Wheeler
concludes.

ITW is the annual meeting for the global wholesale telecommunications
community, bringing together participants from around the world and
providing the opportunity to learn and network with industry peers,
suppliers and customers. More details are available at https://www.internationaltelecomsweek.com/.

About NTT Communications

NTT Communications (NTT Com) 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, Arcstar Universal One™
VPN network, reaching 196 countries/regions and over 140 secure data
centers worldwide. NTT Com's solutions leverage the global resources of
NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

About NTT Communications Global IP Network

Consistently ranked among the top networks worldwide, NTT Com's Tier-1 Global
IP Network
covers the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania, and
provides the best possible environment for content, data and video
transport through a single autonomous system number (AS2914). NTT Com
was named Best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Global Carrier
Awards 2016 for the third year in a row.

For more information:

US and the Americas: www.us.ntt.net
| Twitter @NTT_America
(in English) | @NTTComLatam
(in Spanish and Portuguese | #globalipnetwork #AS2914

Europe, Middle East and Africa: www.eu.ntt.com
| Twitter @NTT
Europe

Asia and Oceania: www.ntt.com
| Twitter @NTTCom

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