August 3, 2009
NTT Com to Offer Router-less Corporate VPN
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that corporate customers of Arcstar™ IP-VPN services in Japan will have the option of establishing easy, cost-effective VPN connectivity without the use of routers beginning from August 3.
The new "Router-less Plan" will provide customers with router functions via the Arcstar IP-VPN network. Accessing NTT Com’s VPN will simply require PCs to be connected to network terminals, without the use of routers. As a result, enterprises will be able to reduce the burden of managing their own networks, including both installation and running costs.
The Router-less Plan is particularly beneficial to small offices, because it frees them from the potentially difficult task of managing routers. Moreover, the solution can be combined with NTT Com’s BizCITY® software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, providing the customer with access to a wide variety of network services but without the need to manage in-house servers.
The monthly charge for the Router-less Plan is 52,500 yen (including tax) using conventional Ethernet access for committed bandwidth of 0.5 Mbps, or 84,000 yen (including tax) using "Burst 10 Ethernet" access for committed bandwidth of 1 Mbps, burstable up to 10 Mbps. Both charges include a 10,500 yen discount off regular access charges. Network and access-line setup charges are separate.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com/index-e.html.