NTT Completes Acquisition of Solutionary

NTT Completes Acquisition of Solutionary 
Leading MSSP Becomes Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Will Remain Independent
IT Security Provider Committed to Its Customer-Focused Culture and
Award-Winning Service 
TOKYO and OMAHA, NE -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/13 --  Nippon Telegraph
and Telephone (NTT), the world's largest global IT and
telecommunications services company, and Solutionary, the leading
pure-play Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), today announced
that NTT's acquisition of the privately held company has been
completed.  
This acquisition will benefit existing and new Solutionary clients by
enhancing the company's worldwide security intelligence capabilities,
expanding its R&D budget and supporting its global growth goals.
There will be no leadership changes, and the organization will
continue to operate with a customer-focused culture that is dedicated
to providing existing and new clients with award-winning service and
attention. 
"Solutionary is well aware that acquisition can be disconcerting for
customers at times and has committed to soothing any possible
concerns by over-delivering on SLAs during the transition and
beyond," said Christina Richmond, analyst and program director,
security services, IDC. "In addition, Solutionary's position as a
wholly owned but independently operated company -- with its
management remaining in place -- will likely help placate concerned
customers, partners and service providers." 
NTT, a $130 billion company operating with 227,150 employees across
69 countries, is adding Solutionary to its global company roster in
order to support its strategic focus on cloud services. With this
acquisition, NTT will provide its clients with additional advanced IT
security solutions and Solutionary will strengthen its security
services to existing and new clients by leveraging NTT's global
presence. 
"In the rapidly evolving business environment in which we operate, we
need to continuously enhance our competitiveness 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, enables our
clients to transform their business models. 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. "In addition, 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." 
"Modern enterprises, reliant on global IT environments to conduct
business, are under constant attack from everything from heavily
financed state-backed attackers to hacktivists and lone-wolf hackers.
The only way to remain protected against the onslaught of threats is
to have security strategies and solutions in place that can keep
ahead of the criminal side of the Internet," said Steve Idelman, CEO
of Solutionary. "This acquisition allows us to take advantage of
NTT's global presence and deep resources to maximize the power of our
technology and people. 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 that protects them. Now that the
transaction has been completed, we are very excited to be moving
forward with our new parent." 
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 is the leading pure-play managed security service
provider (MSSP), focused on delivering managed security services and
global threat intelligence. Comprehensive Solutionary security
monitoring and security device management services protect
traditional and virtual IT infrastructures, cloud environments and
mobile data. Solutionary clients are able to optimize current
security programs, make informed security decisions, achieve
regulatory compliance and reduce costs. The patented, cloud-based
ActiveGuard(R) service 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).  
For more information, visit www.solutionary.com. 
Media Contact
Joe Franscella
Trainer Communications
925-271-8201
solutionary@trainercomm.com 
 
 
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