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November 24, 2008

NTT America Presents Network Security White Paper on Global Network Pandemic – The Silent Threat

Paper to be presented at the 2008 IEEE Globecom Conference

NEW YORK -- NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, today announced a white paper focusing on the growing number and type of network attacks, the impact of low traffic or “silent” threats, and how large and small networks can help mitigate this growing problem. The paper will be presented by Darren Grabowski of the NTT America Security & Abuse Team at the IEEE Globecom 2008 conference in New Orleans on December 1. The white paper will be available beginning December 3 on NTT America’s web site at

The company is presenting as part of a broader session chaired by Dr. Kazuhiko Ohkubo of NTT, with panelists discussing comprehensive approaches related to security improvement in advanced telecommunications networks, new service creation based on the ring of trust, and ROI management for security measures. The session will take place on Monday, December 1 from 1:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.

The white paper entitled, The Global Pandemic - The Silent Threat, covers how millions of computers on the Internet are compromised and discusses the ability of a single malicious botnet to harness these machines to take down key Internet infrastructure and create financial havoc. The paper outlines measures networks can take to mitigate these attacks using many tools already available to help prevent attacks and minimize costs.

“Spam, malware, phishing and DoS are all growing problems that are not going to go away,” said Darren Grabowski, Manager of the NTT America Security & Abuse Team. “Large and small networks need to work together to deploy monitoring devices and report their findings to mitigate this growing problem. Companies often have the tools they need on their network already and with just a small investment in time and effort they can use them to protect themselves in a more proactive fashion with little or no increase in cost.”

The NTT America Security & Abuse Team is tasked with responding to security (port scans, malware DoS, etc.) and abuse (spam) issues across the entire NTT Com Global IP Network. They also continuously monitor the network using a variety of tools including those that watch for trends of low bandwidth consumption, compared to legitimate traffic, which can hide the “silent threat.”

About NTT America NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at

U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services may be found at, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing

About NTT Communications Corporation NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company’s extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar™ private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com 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

NTT, NTT Communications, and the NTT Communications logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION and/or its affiliates. All other referenced product names are trademarks of their respective owners. © 2008 NTT Communications Corporation.

NTT America Contact:
Christopher Davis, 214-915-1354

NTT America Media Contact:
Subudhi Consulting Group, Inc. for NTT America
Joya Subudhi, 804-612-5393

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