January 27, 2010
NTT Com to Launch Biz Security Vulnerability Management
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that its Security Operation Center (SOC) will begin accepting applications on February 1 for a cloud-based solution that will enable enterprise customers to quickly begin performing continuous vulnerability scans and risk management for network equipment, servers and other IT resources, offered under NTT Com’s BizCITY® concept of providing secure access to enterprise services from anyplace at anytime.
It has become increasingly important to protect corporate IT resources from the threat of malicious attacks, as well as to fulfill internal security policies and external compliance requirements. But due to the large amount of time and cost required for these tasks, as well as the need to constantly upgrade security knowhow, some companies are unable to adequately implement all necessary security measures.
With NTT Com’s new cloud-based service, named the Biz Security Vulnerability Management, companies now can introduce and operate a vulnerability management system on a quick, easy and relatively low-cost basis. The basic system comprises NTT Com’s cloud platform and QualysGuard®, a remote vulnerability-audit software provided by Qualys®, a leader in on-demand IT security risk and policy compliance management solutions. The system can be accessed through any of NTT Com’s virtual private network services (e-VLAN, Arcstar™ IP-VPN, Group-VPN, OCN Business Pack VPN and Group-Ether), ensuring a highly secure communication environment that bypasses the Internet.
Key features of the new service include:
- Updated vulnerability signatures are released automatically for Internet and intranet audits
- Stored audit results can be checked and managed by customers via a portal website.
- Audits can be performed automatically or on-demand.
- The flat-rate monthly fee covers unlimited usage.
Audits can encompass everything from small systems to as many as 1,000+ networked devices. Securely integrated VPN ensure a safe environment for intranet audits, and the results are stored under rigorously controlled conditions at NTT Com’s robust data centers in Japan.
The service entails an initial fee of 300,000 yen for system installation and setup and an ongoing monthly fee of 1,300,000 yen (including tax), both figures assuming management of 32 IP devices on the Internet and 500 IP devices on an intranet using a dedicated scanner.
Dedicated engineers are available for optional consulting on how to upgrade vulnerability weaknesses identified through audits. Conventional security services for firewall, intrusion detection/prevention, unified threat management, virus protection, etc. also can be optionally integrated with the new service for one-stop use.
Although the service generally is available worldwide, customers should contact NTT Com to confirm specific service areas.
The NTT Com SOC is a world-class security-operation center offering network-security solutions ranging from continuous management of up to 1,000+ devices to virus protection for individual customers of NTT Com’s OCN Internet access service.
Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions - delivered as a service. Qualys' Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.
The QualysGuard® service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.
For more information, please visit www.qualys.com.
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.