SOURCE: Voltage Security

August 15, 2005 06:45 ET

Voltage Security Solution Selected by NTT Communications as "OCN Email Encryption Service" for Japanese Marketplace

Leading Japanese ISP Provides End-to-End Email Security to Protect Privacy of B2B Users

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 15, 2005 -- Voltage Security, Inc. (www.voltage.com), a global leader in enterprise privacy management for digital business communication, and NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Group, one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world, and Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions (MBSD), also of Tokyo, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., today announced the first ISP managed service offering for end-to-end secure messaging for Japanese business customers. The new security service, known as "OCN Email Encryption Service" features the award-winning Voltage Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) technology, providing easy-to-use and administer encryption for digital communication, such as email. The OCN Email Encryption Service is provided by NTT Com's OCN Service which, as of the end of June 2005, had 4.79 million subscribers.

"With new privacy regulations in force in Japan and around the world, our customers are looking for a cost-effective and easy way to ensure end-to-end privacy of digital communications. We have selected Voltage Security's IBE technology to provide OCN with the easiest-to-use encryption available, in a managed service which is convenient and extremely easy for the large enterprise to manage and administer across thousands of seats," said Kazuhiro Kitamura, Senior Manager of Broadband IP Service Business Division, NTT Com. "Delivering email security via a hosted model is clearly the fastest and most efficient way for businesses to secure their internet communications," said Kazuhiro Nomura, president and CEO of MBSD. "Japanese enterprise customers are increasingly looking to leading ISPs such as NTT Com's OCN to deliver these services and Voltage IBE is the easiest-to-use approach to secure messaging."

"Managed security service solutions are an ideal way to deliver secure messaging to enterprises both large and small. We are seeing tremendous acceptance and adoption of Voltage solutions offered by our managed security service partners throughout the world such as FrontBridge, recently announced to be acquired by Microsoft, Bell Security Solutions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Canada, and now NTT Com's OCN," said Sathvik Krishnamurthy, president and CEO of Voltage Security. "Japanese businesses can now easily protect the confidentiality of private customer data as it is sent via email between businesses, vendors, and partners."

About OCN Email Encryption Service

OCN's new email encryption service provides B2B users with the ability to send and receive secure emails and files. OCN's new encryption service is available from August 2005 in the Japanese market.

About Voltage IBE

Voltage IBE is a public key cryptography system that uses common identities (such as an email address or screen name) as public keys, eliminating the need for certificates, Certificate Revocation Lists (CRL) and other costly infrastructure. Voltage IBE results in a solution that is easy to implement and easy to manage, without the overhead and cost inherent in traditional security solutions. Voltage IBE is ideal for use with financial services customers and medical patients who expect communication to be kept private and secure and also want ease of use and low cost. Voltage IBE solutions are:

--  Easy to implement and easy to manage - eliminates the overhead and
    costs inherent in traditional security solutions such as PKI
--  Highly scalable - no storage of keys or messages, and no need to
    contact online servers; allows the solution to scale dramatically without
    the need for additional infrastructure
--  Easy to use - no need for end users to worry about keys or
    certificates.
    
About NTT Com

NTT Communications is a subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation (NYSE: NTT) -- one of the world's largest telecommunications companies. NTT Com provides high-quality, technologically advanced network management, security and solution services to consumers, corporations and governments on a global basis, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Its world-class backbone network, combined with the networks of partner companies around the world, offers access to more than 200 countries. NTT Com Group has more than 30 companies in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas. The company has garnered several awards for its leading edge technologies, outstanding performance and customer service, including "Best Global Carrier - 2004." For more information, please visit http://www.ntt.com

About MBSD

Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. provides high-quality value-added information security services that help raise customers' corporate value. MBSD represents the Voltage Security product line in the Japanese marketplace. MBSD is expanding its business by focusing on internet security, inner corporate information security management, and secure communication. MBSD achieves customer satisfaction by providing services utilizing a high level of technical ability and mobility. For more information, please visit http://www.mbsd.jp/

About Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan, is one of the worlds most diversified and comprehensive trading companies and the total revenue is $28.6 billion in fiscal year 2004. Headquartered in Tokyo, Mitsui & Co. maintains a global network of 179 offices in 79 countries, and has 723 subsidiaries and associated companies worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.mitsui.co.jp/tkabz/english/

About Voltage Security

Voltage Security, Inc. provides the market leading Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform™, a breakthrough foundation for securing all forms of digital business communication flowing into and outside an organization. Based on a revolutionary breakthrough called IBE, or Identity-Based Encryption, the Voltage Enterprise Privacy Management Platform greatly simplifies the use and administration of traditional security systems. Voltage Security markets its own enterprise solutions including the Voltage IBE Gateway™, Voltage SecureMail™ and secure mobile messaging solutions for RIMs BlackBerry® and Microsoft Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs and Smartphones, and partners with other leading companies such as CipherTrust, FrontBridge Technologies and Proofpoint to serve the expanded security needs of the enterprise. Third-party and corporate developers can secure customer applications with the Voltage IBE Toolkit™. Voltage Security customers include leading corporations and governmental agencies from around the globe including XL Global Services, Waterfield Mortgage, QVC Japan and Hitachi. For more information please visit http://www.voltage.com.

Voltage SecureMail, Voltage SecureFile, Voltage SecurePolicy Suite, Voltage IBE Gateway Server and Voltage IBE Toolkit are all either trademarks or registered trademarks of Voltage Security, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owner.

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