NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT) announced that it is participating as Convention Sponsor at the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida, September 23-26. 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 and protection services against DDoS attacks, NTT Com has unique insight into how communications service providers can deliver leading-edge network capabilities in a rapidly-evolving marketplace while keeping their online assets secure from sophisticated cyber-attacks. “As the communications industry becomes a more frequent target of DDoS attacks, NTT Com offers the technology, experience and flexibility that competitive telecommunications providers need to design and implement a comprehensive defense strategy,” said Brent Duncan, vice president of sales and marketing, NTT Com’s Global IP Network at NTT America. “Being offline, even for a few minutes, could represent for many providers thousands and even millions of dollars in lost revenues. It is imperative that companies understand how to respond to attacks immediately and have a reliable partner to work with,” Mr. Duncan added. NTT Com is also participating 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, NTT Com’s Global IP Network at NTT America, will join industry leaders on the panel “Cyber Attacks: Implementing a Successful Counter Plan” on Tuesday, September 24 th, at 2.30 p.m. During the panel, Ms. Francis will address how businesses and organizations can avoid downtime and defend their networks, brands and reputation from DDoS attacks. As experts agree that there is no single defense strategy to successfully defeat today’s sophisticated and evolving threats, 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 Com offers a state-of-the-art DDoS Protection Service (DPS) built on industry-leading DDoS mitigation platforms and 24x7 expert monitoring services, provided via its tier-1 Global IP Network. With a combination of best-of-breed tools and in-depth security expertise, NTT Com helps businesses and organizations combat and mitigate attacks, ensuring customers stay online and open for business. NTT Com is a Convention Sponsor of the COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2013 Convention & EXPO. About NTT Communications NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 160 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.