Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.: NTT to Acquire Solutionary, a Leading Pure-Play Managed Security Services Provider

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp.: NTT to Acquire Solutionary, a Leading 
Pure-Play Managed Security Services Provider 
NTT to Acquire Solutionary, a Leading Pure-Play Managed Security
Services Provider 
Transaction Extends Solutionary's Delivery of Cloud-Based Security
Solutions to Clients Worldwide and Bolsters NTT's End-to-End Cloud
Services Portfolio 
TOKYO and OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/13 --  NTT, the world's
largest global IT and telecommunications services company, and
Solutionary, a leading pure-play Managed Security Services Provider,
today announced the two companies have entered into a definitive
agreement for NTT to acquire Solutionary, a privately held company
based in Omaha, Nebraska, in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition
is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing
conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013.  
NTT continues its global expansion with revenues exceeding $107
billion and operating with 227,150 employees across 69 countries.
With a strategic focus on cloud services, NTT is providing its
clients solutions spanning a variety of cloud service and delivery
models through group companies Dimension Data, NTT Communications and
NTT DATA. NTT continues to aggressively expand its security
capabilities to become one of the world's largest security
integrators. NTT is currently providing services to over 50 countries
through its cutting-edge R&D, world-class communications carrier
Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). The NTT Group has a
$3.5 billion annual R&D budget.  
Solutionary, incorporated in 2000, is the leading pure-play Managed
Security Services Provider in North America. With a focus on managed
security services and security consulting service, Solutionary
protects traditional and virtual IT infrastructures, applications,
networks, cloud and mobile environments. Built on the patented,
cloud-based ActiveGuard(R) services platform, global threat
intelligence, certified information security experts and the Security
Engineering Research Team (SERT), Solutionary services are delivered
24/7 through multiple state-of-the-art Security Operations Centers
(SOCs). Solutionary offers its services to over 600 clients in a wide
range of industries such as financial services and healthcare.  
Solutionary has been positioned by Gartner as a leader in its Magic
Quadrant for MSSPs in North America and is the only pure-play
provider in that category. This acquisition will enhance
Solutionary's continued global expansion, ongoing R&D and worldwide
security intelligence capabilities while enabling Solutionary to
continue its award winning, pure-play customer service culture.  
Companies today are concerned with a range of issues from data theft
to implementing and managing increasingly complex regulatory
requirements. Addressing IT security has become one of the most
complex challenges companies and governments are facing, especially
with the fast adoption rate of cloud computing. The union of NTT and
Solutionary now gives clients a single partner that will help them
preemptively stay a step ahead of targeted security threats or
attacks and reinforces NTT's position in the rapidly growing area of
Managed Security Services.  
Solutionary augments NTT's ability to address this growing industry
challenge by combining Solutionary's complementary security analytics
platform (ActiveGuard(R)), operation capability, and expert
consultants and researchers with NTT's broad ICT services and
security portfolio, innovative research and global reach. NTT is the
only partner that can deliver a complete lifecycle of cloud services
from advisory, migration, operation and management of applications,
ICT infrastructure, and network infrastructure with cloud full-stack,
from applications to data center to network, as well as a business
process layer, and now with fortified security services.  
"In the rapidly evolving business environment in which we operate, we
need to continuously enhance our competitiveness in order to win our
customers' trust. The NTT Group has won the confidence of its
customers through the creation of differentiated services based on
superior technology; the provisioning of such services in a flexible
manner, combined with our other offerings in the market, enable our
clients in transforming their business model. This acquisition will
further strengthen the NTT Group in becoming a trusted leader in the
global ICT and security industry," commented President and CEO of
NTT, Mr. Hiroo Unoura. "Additionally, it has become increasingly
important to protect corporate ICT resources from the threat of
malicious attacks, as well as to fulfill internal security policies
and external compliance requirements. NTT is proud to be the leader
in protecting our important clients."  
"We are pleased to become a member of the NTT Group," said Steve
Idelman, CEO of Solutionary. "NTT's global presence and group
resources will strongly complement Solutionary's well established,
leading edge capability in providing security services. The
Management Team and I are very excited about the ideal strategic fit
with NTT and the ability to continue delivering innovative security
solutions from within our pure-play culture. This partnership enables
the combined organizations to deliver cutting edge IT security
services, solutions and analytics to a larger number of global
customers, as well as to accelerate security research to protect our
clients."  
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and other
customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third
quarter of 2013. Upon closing, the company will operate as a
wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT.  
ABOUT NTT  
NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) is the world's
largest global IT and telecommunications services company and is
ranked 29th on Fortune's Global 500 list. The company's roots go back
over 100 years to the introduction of the telegraph in Japan and
focuses today on innovation in the cloud, mobility, network and
communications. The company had operating revenues of over US$130
billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 and employs 227,150
people worldwide. The company's subsidiaries include Regional
Communications Businesses: NTT EAST, NTT WEST; Mobile Communications
Businesses: NTT DOCOMO; Long-Distance and International Communication
Businesses: NTT Communications and Dimension Data; and Data
Communication Businesses: NTT DATA. For more information, visit
www.ntt.co.jp  
ABOUT Solutionary  
Solutionary (Solutionary, Inc.) is the leading pure-play managed
security service provider (MSSP), focused on delivering managed
security services. Comprehensive Solutionary security monitoring and
security management services protect traditional and virtual IT
infrastructures, applications, network, and cloud & mobile
environments. Solutionary clients are able to optimize current
security programs, make informed security decisions, achieve and
reduce costs. Solutionary's managed security services fulfill the
requirements of major compliance frameworks (such as PCI DSS, GLBA,
FFIEC, HIPAA, HITECH and SOX). The patented, cloud-based
ActiveGuard(R) security services and analytics platform uses multiple
detection technologies and advanced analytics to protect against
advanced threats. The Solutionary Security Engineering Research Team
(SERT) researches the global threat landscape, providing actionable
threat intelligence, enhanced threat detection and mitigating
controls. Experienced, certified Solutionary security experts act as
an extension of clients' internal teams, providing industry-leading
client service to global enterprise and mid-market clients in a wide
range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, retail
and government. Services are delivered 24/7 through multiple
state-of-the-art Security Operations Centers (SOCs).  
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Joe Franscella 
925-271-8201
solutionary@trainercomm.com 
 
 
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