TOKYO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Com Group, incorporating NTT Communications (NTT Com), Integralis AG and Secode AB and in cooperation with NTT Secure Platform Laboratories, announced on February 7 that it is launching a security-information event-management (SIEM) technology to provide enhanced detection and analysis of security risks, including targeted attacks for organizations worldwide.
The spread of smartphones and tablets, plus the advances in cloud technologies have enabled seamless IT environments to be created worldwide. At the same time, however, increased security risks, such as unauthorized access, viruses and information leaks, have become acute problems requiring urgent solutions for diverse Information and Communications Technology environments.
The new SIEM technology detects risks through advanced automatic correlation analysis and evaluates risk levels automatically. It incorporates NTT Secure Platform Laboratories' advanced technologies designed to detect attacks through long-term log monitoring, and a blacklist generation engine that efficiently finds malicious sites; as well as a comprehensive security information database.
Akira Arima, CEO at NTT Communications, said: "Our investment in SIEM across worldwide NTT Com data centers is the first step in our global Managed Security Services vision. By driving new services in the data center, NTT Com, with our security arms Integralis and Secode will ultimately be able to filter these into the enterprise customer environment; supporting them with common process and intelligence which allows a "secure path to the cloud".
"The SIEM technology will serve as a universal security service platform enabling the NTT Com Group to offer more thorough services for region-specific risks. We will also advise customers on risk prediction and available countermeasures based on risk information shared among Group members," he continued.
Simon Church, CEO, Integralis AG, commented: "With the ongoing focus on security from NTT Com, we are continuing to make significant investment in our services, technology and skilled teams globally that provide customers with the risk management and IT security services they need in order to develop and transform their businesses."
Church continued, "The introduction of the SIEM technology as part of a Managed Security Service, changes the way we deliver security analysis and risk information to our customers. Remote device management is essential in modern organizations. However, taking the information from these devices, and providing contextual analysis to the business so that they can make informed decisions around their risk and security profile is crucial, especially as the threat landscape is continually evolving."
The NTT Com Group manages risk across its customers' information and communication technology (ICT) environments based on its trusted consulting methodology, including upgrading and continuous monitoring. This methodology consists of analysis of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) in a corporate environment; evaluation based on 12 benchmarks, including asset management and compliance; comparison with average levels in the industry concerned to determine gaps; and goal setting; improvement planning; plan implementation; and continuous monitoring through secure operations.
By incorporating the SIEM engine with its existing offerings, such as security risk consulting, security management systems, Managed Security Services and Mobile Device Management Services, NTT Com Group will use the platform to launch enhanced, total risk management services, including both comprehensive consultation and operation, for evaluation, improvement and monitoring of any type of security risk in customers' ICT environments.
The NTT Com Group will continue to improve its total risk management services by expanding its lineup of security equipment and services for the new security service platform, including the upgrading of incident detection through correlation analysis and automatic risk-level evaluation, and the updating of databases.
The technology will be launched as a new security service platform in Japan and the U.S. in March and later in other markets worldwide. NTT Com Group's Security Operation Centers, which are located in Japan, the U.S., Singapore, United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway, as well as a new location to be opened in Malaysia, will be reorganized as Global Risk Operation Centers to offer thorough security monitoring managed by highly skilled risk analysts.
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 over 150 countries, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
Integralis provides IT Security and Information Risk Management solutions on a global basis. We deliver a portfolio of managed security, business infrastructure, consulting and technology integration services. We help organisations lower IT costs and increase the depth of security protection, compliance and service availability. Integralis is headquartered in Ismaning, Germany and part of the NTT Communications Group, owned by NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation), one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. For more information, visit www.integralis.com.
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