SAN DIEGO, CA, – August 5, 2003 — Communication Management Services (CMS), a full service telecommunications consulting firm and one of the nations' largest Elite Master Agents today announced that it has selected SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) as its preferred managed services provider. SAVVIS operates a single global IP network spanning 45 countries that securely delivers managed IP VPN and managed hosting solutions for enterprises.
Under the agreement, CMS joins SAVVIS Business Partner Program and designates SAVVIS as their preferred managed services provider. CMS’ network of over 350 sales agents will present SAVVIS’ managed IP services that include SAVVIS’ Intelligent IP NetworkingSM and SAVVIS Intelligent HostingSM to clients worldwide.
“SAVVIS is rapidly establishing itself as the leading provider of IP applications services worldwide and we’re excited to designate them as our preferred managed service provider,” said Gene Foster, President and CEO of CMS. “SAVVIS’ high performance managed services offering, combined with its global footprint and “Good Enough Is Not Enough” commitment to customer service, provides our agents with a very compelling sales solution.”
SAVVIS Intelligent IP NetworkingSM combines the ubiquity and cost-effectiveness of an IP VPN with the reliability and security of private, leased line networks. SAVVIS’ Intelligent HostingSM is a fully managed service with no hardware investment required. Additional services are also available, such as firewalling, load balancing, SSL acceleration, and rate shaping, all without customers having to purchase equipment. Because of its virtualized approach, SAVVIS delivers its services via carrier-class versus enterprise-class equipment, ensuring 99.999% availability versus 99.9%. .
“As we increasingly compete with the largest global carriers, we need to expand our sales reach,” said Jack Finlayson, President & COO of SAVVIS. “CMS has proven that it understands the voice and data communications needs of the real-time enterprise and that it can attract premium enterprise accounts. By broadening our sales channels with superior business partners such as CMS, we can ensure that our expanding service offerings reach prospects on a global scale.”
SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a leading managed services provider that delivers IP VPNs (virtual private networks), hosting, and application services to businesses. SAVVIS solutions are designed for industries with demanding information technology requirements including legal, media, retail, professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, and financial services.
Known as The Network that Powers Wall StreetSM, SAVVIS was ranked #3 in IP VPN market share by IDC in its 2003 report, trailing only AT&T and MCI/WorldCom, and its network reliability was declared “perfect” in Network World magazine's groundbreaking study of backbone performance. SAVVIS recently won the first ever American Business Awards “Stevie”TM in the category of “Best Customer Service Organization.” SAVVIS’ managed hosting services were awarded the Service Provider Excellence Award by Boardwatch magazine for its virtualized approach to managed hosting, and the Market Engineering Award from Frost & Sullivan for product differentiation and innovation.
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About Communication Management Services (CMS)
CMS was founded in 1990 on the principle of providing the highest level of support as a full service telecommunications company. CMS solves the complex voice and data needs of mid, large, national and global sized accounts. As the opportunity for growth grew through Indirect Sales Channels, CMS successfully utilized its expertise to become one of the largest Telecommunications Master Agencies in the nation. CMS has solid relationships with fifteen different carriers and is recognized as Sprint’s largest Master Agent in the Indirect Channel with a sales force of over 350 “Premier Agents.”
CMS considers the agent as well as the end user to be their customer and they work diligently with each of their vendors to provide the best communication solutions on the market today. With a sophisticated product offering to meet even the most unique customer requirements, CMS’ goal and expectation is to offer exemplary service that is unmatched in the business world in order to strengthen the foundation of any type of business.