NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, today announced its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2013 Convention & EXPO at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. COMPTEL PLUS is a preeminent networking event produced by COMPTEL, a leading industry association representing the competitive communications industry and their supplier partners. As one of the world’s top providers of global IP networking, enterprise hosting and managed network services, NTT America has unique insight into how communications service providers can deliver leading-edge network capabilities while strengthening their competitive position in an ever evolving marketplace. “As the communications industry transitions to innovative technologies and embraces new services, NTT America offers the infrastructure, experience and flexibility that competitive telecommunications providers need to adapt and grow,” said Brent Duncan, vice president of sales and marketing, NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America. “From a global Tier-1 IP backbone to state-of-the-art protection against DDoS attacks, we enable companies to provide the best service possible to their customers,” Mr. Duncan added. NTT America will also participate in COMPTEL PLUS educational sessions that include discussions of the business, policy and technology trends shaping today’s communications industry. Teri Francis, Vice President of Customer Solutions, will join industry leaders on the panel “Cyber Combat: Tools and Tactics for Preventing Attacks” on Tuesday, March 12 th at 10:15 a.m. During the panel, Ms. Francis will address how businesses and organizations can avoid downtime and defend their brand and reputation from DDoS attacks. As experts agree that there is no single defense strategy to successfully defend against today’s sophisticated and evolving DDoS attacks, Ms. Francis will discuss the layered defense approach that combines traditional security measures, intelligent DDoS mitigation systems and sound risk management strategies. To counter the growing frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks, NTT America has developed its DDoS Protection Service (DPS) built on industry-leading DDoS mitigation platforms and 24x7 expert monitoring services. With a combination of best-of-breed tools and in-depth security expertise, NTT America helps businesses and organizations combat and mitigate attacks, ensuring customers stay online and open for business.