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January 17, 2007

NTT America Receives Series of Valued Certifications to Meet Mid-Market Needs

Enterprise Hosting Division Receives SAS 70, SysTrust and Safe Harbor Certifications

NEW YORK – NTT America, a U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, today announced that it has achieved a series of valued certifications to aid in the delivery of quality mid-market hosting services. The certifications received by its Enterprise Hosting division include the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II, SysTrust, and Safe Harbor.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires that publicly held companies prove that they have controls in place to ensure a secure environment for data, and SAS 70 offers NTT America customers the assurance of the existence of these controls. Both SAS 70 and SysTrust are third party validated certifications that ensure effective operational controls and system availability respectively, while the Safe Harbor certification provides for the protection of customer privacy.

“As enterprise corporations outsource more of their business critical infrastructure and IT operations, they require a trusted provider to adhere to their own internal business and operational disciplines,” said Hideki Kurihara, General Manager of Enterprise Hosting for NTT America. “In addition to NTT America’s achievement as a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, these certifications represent another major step in our effort to deliver operational excellence in three key areas: operational control, system availability, and privacy. We can assure customers that their business is protected in an outsourcing environment.”

For SAS 70, Type II certification, the independent examination performed by Ernst & Young, LLP, found NTT America’s controls are suitably designed, in place and complied with to meet SAS 70 requirements. The auditor's report is issued through guidance established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which puts the highest scrutiny on a company’s controls and processes.

The SysTrust certification symbolizes that NTT America has been examined by an independent accountant, Ernst & Young LLP, and conform to the Availability Trust Services Principle(s) and Criteria, an international set of principles and criteria for systems.

Adherence to Safe Harbor Privacy Policy assures our customers that their personal information is never transferred or used without their permission in accordance with the United States Department of Commerce, in consultation with the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection.

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About NTT America

NTT America is North America’s natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific, with strong capabilities in the US market. NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications, 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, network, and IP networking for global enterprises and service providers. For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.

Contact:
Jennifer McCullam
Financial Dynamics
(212)-850-5600


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