February 18, 2010
NTT Com to Launch Biz Security PC Management
TOKYO, JAPAN - NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that on April 1 it will launch a service for total security management of PCs and other IT assets on an integrated, low-cost basis.
Named Biz Security PC Management, the new service will be NTT Com’s latest offering under its cloud-based BizCITY® concept of providing secure access to enterprise services from anyplace at anytime.
One of the primary causes of information leaks is that security measures, such as applying patches and enforcing data exportation restrictions, are difficult to fully implement. To ensure total security and asset management for all licensed hardware and software, systems administrators must spend a great deal of time and money installing, operating and managing different systems and services. In the case of overseas offices of multinational companies, they also must ensure that their security policies are the same as those used in the home office.
NTT Com’s new cloud-based service will help overcome these problems by conveniently integrating security and asset management features. Total security for each device includes patch management, restrictions on data export or adding new applications, and exhaustive measures for preventing information leaks or virus infections. The service generates lists of hardware requiring specific patches, enables one-time patching of devices, and creates operation logs. Unregistered PCs can be detected and reported (optional service) as long as they are connected to the internal network.
The service helps to prevent software license violations and overpayment of licensing fees. Optional services include the management of PC power settings to lower a company’s environmental footprint, and the automated distribution of files, such as applications and user-specified files.
Remote, real-time total management of PCs enables customers to flexibly update various settings no matter where the PCs are in the company’s worldwide network.
Interfaces are available in Chinese, English, French, German and Japanese. Technical support is provided in English (optional) and Japanese.
Since it’s cloud-based, the service helps to reduce the time required for system installation and maintenance. Installation starts as low as 105,000 yen (including tax) for registration, setup and operating manuals.
Two plans are offered. The Secure Value Plan (from 1,050 yen/month/ID) provides asset data collection, patch management, virus definitions file management, confirmation and renewal of security settings, application restrictions, data export restrictions and monthly reports. The Basic Plan (from 525 yen/month/ID) includes asset data collection, patch management, virus definitions file management and monthly reports.
NTT Com plans to make the service compatible with smartphones in the future.
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.