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NTT/VERIO PowerPlatform Hosting Solutions Achieve SAS70 Certification [26th November 2003]

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov 26, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications and a leader in global IP solutions, today announced that its NTT/VERIO PowerPlatform Hosting Solutions have achieved third party validation under the Statement of Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS70) Type II certification. The PowerPlatform Hosting Solutions encompass a set of managed hosting and colocation products designed to meet the unique requirements of midsize and large enterprise customers.

SAS70, a widely recognized auditing standard established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is the authoritative guidance demonstrating that Verio has undergone an independent in-depth audit, including testing of Verio's control activities over its Enterprise Hosting services.

"The SAS70 continued endorsement helps provide credible proof to our customers that their critical data is secure using our hosting services," said Isabel Ehringer, president of Verio's Enterprise Hosting business unit. "The recognition of Verio's world-class PowerPlatform solutions supports our ongoing commitment to provide operational excellence with the highest levels of security and reliability. With each new independent endorsement of our products and services, we continue to reassure our customers that we can scale businesses operations with the highest levels of performance, and are committed to keeping our services at the forefront of industry best practices."

NTT/VERIO PowerPlatform Hosting Solutions incorporate three distinctive areas:

-- PowerPlatform RapidRollout Solutions serve the entry-level
dedicated market with a simplified menu of products and
services from which to rapidly build solution architecture and
service plans.

-- PowerPlatform Modular Solutions target the mid-to-high end
market, allowing customers to create unique computing
infrastructures that best meet their business needs while
using NTT/VERIO standardized server configurations and

-- PowerPlatform Colocation Solutions provide premier, highly
resilient data center hosting space and bandwidth.

SAS70 certification for the NTT/VERIO PowerPlatform Hosting solutions was conducted by Ernst & Young, LLP and applies to Verio's Premier Data Centers in Sterling, VA and San Jose, CA.

For more information about SAS70 certification, please visit www.sas70.com.

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 146 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.

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.


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