NTT Communications Positioned as a "Leader" in Gartner 2014 Report: "Magic Quadrant for Global Managed Security Services

  NTT Communications Positioned as a "Leader" in Gartner 2014 Report: "Magic
           Quadrant for Global Managed Security Services Providers"

  PR Newswire

  TOKYO, March 28, 2014

TOKYO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com; ), a data, cloud and international communications leader
within the NTT (NYSE: NTT) Group, announced on March 28 it has been positioned
in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Global Network
ServiceProviders" (Magic Quadrant) report (*1) published by Gartner Inc. on
March 20. NTT Com was evaluated for the completeness of its vision and its
execution capabilities.

Gartner's Magic Quadrant report evaluates service providers for the
completeness of their vision and their ability to execute those visions.
According to Gartner, "Leaders have a full portfolio of voice and data
products, coupled with above-average service and support, wide global
coverage, and competitive pricing. They have a strong vision that includes
adopting more information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities,
which is a strategy they articulate clearly and openly."

The "Magic Quadrant for Asia/Pacific Network Service Providers" report may be
viewed at

NTT Com's recent initiatives include the acquisition of Virtela Technology
Services Incorporated (Virtela), a leading global managed and cloud network
services company based in Denver, Colorado, USA. The combination of NTT Com's
high-quality service and Virtela's advanced, highly efficient operational
know-how, as well as the expansion of service availability, is allowing NTT
Com to offer high-quality Internet services through access lines enabled by
Virtela's globally standardized service provision structure. In addition, from
the second half of the current fiscal year, NTT Com will begin providing
cloud-based managed security services utilizing network function
virtualization technology to virtualize the functions of customers' network

Through these and other initiatives, NTT Com, a global ICT partner, intends to
further expand and upgrade global network (
) services that enable customers to grow their global businesses effectively
and efficiently.

According to Gartner, "Magic Quadrants provides a graphical competitive
positioning of technology and service providers where market growth is high
and provider differentiation is distinct. Magic Quadrants depict markets in
the middle phases of their life cycle by using a two-dimensional matrix that
evaluates vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to
execute. A Magic Quadrant has 15 weighted criteria that plot vendors based on
their relative strengths in a particular market." (*2)


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About NTT Communications Corporation

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 leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar
Universal One (TM) VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 150
secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global
resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT

NTT Communications Awards & Recognitions: 

Analyst Reports about NTT Communications:

*1 Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers" by Neil
   Rickard, Robert F. Mason 20 March 2014
*2 Gartner, "How Gartner Evaluates Vendors and Markets in Magic Quadrants and
   MarketScopes" David Black, Julie Thomas, 26 July 2013

Contact: NTT Communications Corporation, (Ms.) Kaori Mori, (Ms.) Yuko
Miyamoto, (Ms.) Nanae Kawakatsu, Corporate Planning Division, +81-3-6700-4070,
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