LONDON, July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Europe (, an ICT solutions partner and subsidiary of NTT Communications (, today announces its web hosting services have been officially verified by IRM Plc as being compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

The verification of PCI DSS compliance complements NTT Europe's ISO27001 ( certification for information security management, further reassuring existing and potential customers of NTT Europe's commitment to the security and confidentiality of sensitive data. NTT Europe intends to provide further security consultation services around PCI to customers following NTT Coms' recent acquisition of group company Integralis (

The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was developed by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council, including MasterCard Worldwide (, Visa Inc, American Express, Discover Financial Services and JCB International.

In order to gain compliance, NTT Europe has undergone a comprehensive audit of the hardware, software, network architecture, information management policies and other critical security measures that are used within its data centres. The accreditation from the PCI Security Standards Council provides official recognition of the security of the systems used to process card payments data within NTT Europe's network of data centres (

About NTT Europe

NTT Europe is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of NTT Communications which is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph Telephone Corporation (NTT). NTT Europe is responsible for business in the EMEA market and provides a world-class Tier-1 Internet backbone, secure closed networks, security, system integration, network and application management, managed hosting and global content delivery services with partner companies globally. For additional information, please visit

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications' extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar(TM) Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centres in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit


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