A new security feature has been added to NTT Com’s Click-to-Connect (C2C) Internet telephone service for user groups. The Secure Calling Service allows members of a group to call each other by selecting a name on a directory visible only to members of a specific group. Calls are connected via NTT Com’s highly secure managed IP network.
The service is expected to enjoy strong demand as a result of the Personal Information Protection Law introduced in April. Potential users include, for example, parent–teacher associations, office workers and other groups in which members’ home phone numbers cannot be circulated as a result of the new law.