October 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT

NTT Communications Selects FortiWeb-VM to Secure Its Cloud Based Services

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/28/15 -- Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) -- the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group(NYSE: NTT), has selected its FortiWeb VM virtual Web Application Firewall (WAF) to secure its enterprise private cloud and cloud service provider platforms. Fortinet's high-performance WAF security technologies are designed to help NTT Com's customers prevent identity theft, financial fraud and denial of service through specialized, layered application threat protection.

NTT Com will offer Fortinet'sFortiWeb Web Application Firewall (WAF) functions within their Integrated Security Appliance: Web Security (WAF) service globally starting in December of this year. The Integrated Security Appliance: Web Security solution is an optional security service for NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud offering. FortiWeb WAF protection will also be offered within NTT Com's WideAngle managed-security services for the cloud environments of individual enterprises and cloud providers.

NTT Com customers will now be able to deploy Fortinet's high-performance WAF for web security to bolster their basic security features like antivirus, intrusion prevention (IPS) and URL filtering, all within the cloud. Users have direct control of WAF features through their unified global management portal which enables on/off, adding/deleting certificates, routing along with other management and configuration functions.

NTT Com is also revealing the expansion of their one-stop unified threat management (UTM) services as an Enterprise Cloud option that combines IPS software for virtual environments, URL filtering, anti-virus, spam prevention for web and email and managed security, all powered by Fortinet's FortiGate VM and FortiGuard subscription services.

"We have seen a consistent increase in the number of attacks targeting web-based applications. Many enterprises need to secure their web-based applications as well as their websites using an advanced web application firewall to protect these valuable assets that are directly connected to their business operations," said Kazu Yozawa, Vice President, Managed Security Service Taskforce, Corporate Planning, NTT Communications. "We are happy to have Fortinet's web application firewall to offer WAF service in our cloud environment. We will continue to work with Fortinet to further tighten the security level of our offerings for our global customers."

FortiWeb virtual appliances protect web-based applications and internet-facing data from attacks and breaches by injecting web application firewalls into the virtual infrastructure. Using high-performance and advanced security technologies, FortiWeb provides bidirectional protection against malicious sources, DDoS attacks and sophisticated threats such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting, buffer overflows, file inclusion, cookie poisoning and numerous other attack strategies.

In order to help ensure on-going protection against new and sophisticated threats, Fortinet's virtual appliances receive dynamic, automated updates from FortiGuard Lab's leading threat intelligence services. Fortinet's security research division constantly monitors the evolving threat landscape using sophisticated tools and techniques like machine learning algorithms, covert surveillance of malware and botnets, reverse engineering, signature generation and zero-day attack analysis.


NTT Com will begin offering their optional FortiWeb powered Integrated Security Appliance: Web Security (WAF) services for Enterprise Cloud starting September 30th in Japan, with global availability starting in December.

NTT Com is expanding their FortiGate VM and FortiGuard backed unified threat management (UTM) service for Enterprise Cloud to France, Germany, Spain and the U.K. starting September 30th with further expansion planned thereafter.

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