NTT Positioned as a "Challenger" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Service Providers

NTT Positioned as a "Challenger" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global 
Managed Security Service Providers 
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute 
SAN MATEO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/17/14 --  NTT (NYSE: NTT) today
announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory
firm, has positioned NTT in the "Challengers" Quadrant of the 2014
Magic Quadrant (MQ) for Global MSSPs(1). 
NTT and its operating companies offer a wide range of managed
security services to large and mid-sized enterprises. The company has
been expanding its capabilities, solutions, and global reach in
managed security services through a series of strategic acquisitions
in recent years.  
Gartner defines managed security services as "the remote monitoring
or management of IT security functions delivered via shared services
from remote security operations centers (SOCs), not through personnel
on-site." Gartner writes, "This Magic Quadrant for Global MSSPs
presents enterprise buyers with advice on selecting an MSS provider
to support global services requirements." 
Gartner views MSS as a mature, growing market and identifies several
factors that are driving MSS market growth. According to Gartner,
"The primary drivers for MSSs have been consistent for several years:
24/7 threat management and meeting compliance requirements. These may
be complemented by related drivers, such as the desire to redirect
existing resources to other security areas, or the need to engage
deeper or broader expertise than is available in-house. An emerging
driver is support for the protection from and detection of targeted
attacks through MSSP knowledge of the external threat environment,
through insight gained from monitoring events from a broad and global
customer base, through MSSP-based advanced analytics, or through MSSP
monitoring of customer-deployed next-generation protection and
detection capabilities." 
"The breadth of threats across all industries and verticals has
ushered in a new era of security, which now requires a melding of
technologies, services and companies to address and mitigate
increasing and aggressive attacks aimed at information,
communications and technologies (ICT)," said Tsunehisa Okuno,
Director and Senior Vice President, Director of Global Business
Office, NTT. "This is the first ever global Magic Quadrant for MSSPs,
and we appreciate Gartner's efforts to evaluate what we believe is
one of the most disruptive mergers of leading MSSPs. We are working
aggressively to integrate our services and offerings to help our
customers protect their information and technology assets in a
rapidly changing global marketplace. We believe the combination of
our global footprint, comprehensive security services, R&D
investments, and industry expertise will make us a pace setter for
innovation in the global security services marketplace." 
As written by Magic Quadrant author Kelly Kavanagh, a Gartner
principal research analyst, "Gartner expects that growing enterprise
experience with cloud-based infrastructure and applications delivered
as a service and accommodating the access of consumer technology to
corporate systems, will result in greater acceptance of, and reliance
on, cloud-based security-as-a-service offerings." Additionally,
Kavanagh notes, "In 2013, the global market for security outsourcing
was $12 billion, with a forecast compound annual growth rate of 15.4%
through 2017."  
About NTT
 NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) is the
world's largest global IT and telecommunications services company and
is ranked 32nd 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  
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(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Global MSSPs" by Kelly Kavanagh,
February 26, 2014. 
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