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

TOKYO, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com; http://www.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 
http://www.gartner.com/reprints/ntt-communications-corp---japan?id=1-1S5Y8TI&ct=140325&st=sg.

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 equipment.

Through these and other initiatives, NTT Com, a global ICT partner, intends to further expand and upgrade global network (http://www.ntt.com/universalone_e/) 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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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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 DATA.

NTT Communications Awards & Recognitions: http://www.ntt.com/resource-center/awards/ 

Analyst Reports about NTT Communications: http://www.ntt.com/resource-center/analyst_reports/

*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

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