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NEC, Infosec and SEC Consult enhance cybersecurity

Tokyo, Japan & Vienna, Austria - April 26, 2017NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), Infosec Corporation (Infosec), a specialized security company belonging to the NEC Group, and SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH (SEC Consult), a security consultancy based in Vienna, Austria, announced today the commencement of a collaboration in the field of cybersecurity.

Through this collaboration, SEC Consult will consider the provision of security monitoring services in its Austria, Germany, and Switzerland hubs using security professionals from NEC and Infosec.

NEC and Infosec currently provide security services that monitor customers' networks and websites on a 24/7 basis. By capitalizing on the time differences between three bases in Japan, Europe and the Americas, the companies provide 24-hour monitoring, with each base conducting operations just during regular business hours. This promotes the enhancement of security monitoring systems, helps meet the needs of an increasing number of customers, and maintains high quality services.

SEC Consult provides an important range of services, including security consulting, incident response, such as investigating the causes of accidents and implementing preventative measures, and the investigation of vulnerability. Moreover, it has an accomplished history and know-how in the provision of services to government agencies and private companies in Europe.

NEC, Infosec and SEC Consult aim to build systems that enable the provision of advanced security products and monitoring services by utilizing the strengths of each company, including cyber-attack information and technical know-how, to contribute to the enhancement of cybersecurity.

"NEC's expertise in cybersecurity will be a vital part of our Resilient Framework," said Clemens Foisner, Managing Director, SEC Consult. "We are delighted to work with NEC and Infosec to provide leading-edge solutions for our customers," said Jurgen H. Kraupa, Managing Director, SEC Consult.

"NEC is devoting resources to the development of Solutions for Society, with a particular focus on strengthening the security field, including cyber security, as a core element of its global growth strategy. NEC is pleased to have the strong support of SEC Consult's incident response specialists to cover emergencies in the European region," said Hiroyuki Nagano, General Manager, National Security Solutions Division, NEC Corporation. "Going forward, NEC will continue contributing to the realization of a safe, secure and affluent society by providing services and products that help strengthen security."


About SEC Consult Unternehmensberatung GmbH
SEC Consult is an international leader in cyber security services and information security consultancy. SEC Consult's competence in improving the overall security of enterprise grade IT supports major international banks, government organizations and global software vendors. We provide application security consultancy for demanding organizations and specific, high-end managed security services, which help to protect our clients from advanced cyber threats. For more information, visit SEC Consult at

About Infosec Corporation
Infosec Corporation, an NEC Group company, has been providing advanced solutions to protect customers against cyber threats since its establishment in 2001. Infosec's information security services extend from the strategy and planning phases of a project to the implementation and operational phases. Moreover, the company provides 24-hour, 365 day a year security monitoring services for immediate detection and counter-measures against the threat of targeted attacks. For more information, visit Infosec at

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit

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