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October 22, 2002

NTT America Introduces IPSec-Based IP-VPN Service for Multinational Corporations to Enhance Asia-Pacific VPN Coverage

The services provide easy and economical VPN access to small overseas branches and remote users

NEW YORK, NY - NTT America, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, the international and long distance service arm of the largest telecommunications company in the world: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, today announced a new hardware- and software-based IPSec access services to support multinational corporations with operations in Asia Pacific regions. Using IPSec tunneling for secure communication through NTT Communications' Internet access gateway hub in Tokyo, the services supplement NTT's existing MPLS-based IP-VPN offerings for extended coverage.

With the VPN client software downloaded from the designated URL, the software-based Arcstar IPSec access service allows end-user terminals of remote locations to communicate in a closed network environment with any clients on the subscriber's Arcstar Global IP-VPN. The service supports both dialup access for mobile users and dedicated access for users at fixed locations. End users will have a fixed password or a one-time password for user authentication. The hardware-based IPSec access service is to be combined with the IPSec Access Package that includes dedicated Internet access service, CPE configuration service, and VPN CPE maintenance.

"Convenience, security, and price are all important aspects for businesses when building a network. However, finding a solution that satisfies them all at once has not been an easy task," said David Ryan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NTT America. "Our IPSec access service is our response to satisfy such needs of multinational corporations, providing their small overseas offices and off-site staff with the same advantage of IP-VPN at an affordable cost. This will allow a U.S. based multinational, for example, to easily extend the company's existing IP-VPN coverage in Asia-Pacific area without any major facility build out."



About NTT America
NTT America, Inc. is North America's natural gateway to the Asia Pacific, the world's fastest growing market. As a leading provider of global business connectivity, NTT America provides world-class network services and support, as well as unmatched market knowledge that enables companies to expand their business throughout Asia and around the world. NTT America's Arcstar family of services includes managed network services, systems integration, collocation, and 24-hour support as well as a single point of contact for reliable end-to-end connectivity. For additional information on NTT America and the Arcstar service, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com


About NTT Communications (NTT Com)
NTT Com, a Tokyo-based subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, provides long-distance and global services for voice, video and data communication reaching more than 200 countries. NTT Com also provides world-class IP services under the NTT/VERIO brand, as well as managed data, multimedia and additional services under the Arcstar brand. For more information, please visit www.ntt.com.


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