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NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity Services Lock in Substantial Customer Growth; Business Preference for Customized, Managed Security Produced Double Digit Growth [June 28, 2004]

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jun 28, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, and a leading provider of global IP solutions, today announced that nearly 100 new business customers since January have deployed the NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity(R) Managed Solutions suite of network security services.

The recent expansion of the comprehensive suite of IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions provides Verio's customers with enhanced security services, including an expanded range of managed firewall solutions and intrusion detection services. With the evidential momentum of IntelliSecurity, Verio is positioned for continued growth as a provider of managed security services, working with industry-leading partners such as Internet Security Systems.

By utilizing IntelliSecurity, IRM, an online advertising and marketing firm, has strengthened its security posture with real-time, 24/7 support and security intelligence for its high-traffic online business. Concerned by the threat denial of service attacks could pose for an online business, IRM wanted to ensure performance capabilities during high-traffic times. "Verio's customized protection enables us to modify security coverage as networking and data needs see fit, all with guaranteed reliability," said Don Kaplan, director of marketing for IRM. "To partner with Verio on the security of our business means that we trust and value the level of performance Verio consistently delivers for the needs of our online business."

In addition, with Verio's managed offerings, IRM has seen solid customer service and back-up support.

With IntelliSecurity, Verio delivers a security solution with 24/7 security monitoring and management of a customer's network and data infrastructure. Verio's comprehensive suite of IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions offers a full range of managed firewall solutions and intrusion detection services and includes a complete array of professional security services including Network Penetration Testing, Information Security Assessment, Emergency Response Service, and Vulnerability Management, all designed to minimize network security risks. As these types of risks continue to grow, more businesses are turning to managed security services to mitigate the potential impact. According to a 2003 IDC survey, 40 percent of nearly 1,000 IT managers rated security their highest priority, with security services spending predicted to grow to $21 billion by 2007.

"We are committed to offering services that allow for easy management of security coverage to fit our customers' networking needs as they grow their business," said John Scott, vice president of product management for Verio. "This growth trend is a testament to customers that demand flexible and competitively priced network security services, and we will continue to offer customized solutions ideal for mid to large enterprises."

NTT/VERIO IntelliSecurity Managed Solutions are available in the United States and Europe. More information can be found at www.verio.com/security/managed.

About Verio

Verio Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications (NTT Com), which provides long distance and international telecommunications reaching over 200 countries worldwide. Verio is the world's largest operator of Web sites for businesses and a leading provider of global IP solutions. NTT Com and Verio market their global IP solutions under the NTT/VERIO brand. The company offers businesses a broad range of Internet services, including Web hosting, dedicated access, virtual private networks, and managed service offerings, among other enhanced services. Verio supports its operations with highly reliable and scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT/VERIO Global IP Network, and provides Web hosting services to customers in more than 170 countries. The combination of Verio and NTT Com offers services to meet the growing and diverse needs of all businesses, including small to medium businesses, large global enterprises and multi-national corporations. More information can be found at www.verio.com and www.ntt.com/index-e.html.

IntelliSecurity is a registered trademark of Verio Inc. Verio and the Verio logo are trademarks and/or service marks of Verio Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners. (C)2004 Verio Inc. All rights reserved.

SOURCE: Verio Inc.

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