SAN RAMON, CA – August 28, 2003 — LinkSource Communications (LinkSource), a leading telecommunications distributor, today announced that it has selected SAVVIS Communications (NASDAQ: SVVS) as its preferred managed services provider. LinkSource’s nationwide network of over 100 sub-agents will market SAVVIS’ managed IP and hosting services to clients worldwide.
Under the agreement, LinkSource joins the SAVVIS Business Partner Program and designates SAVVIS as their preferred managed services provider. SAVVIS operates a single global IP network spanning 45 countries that securely delivers SAVVIS Intelligent IP NetworkingSM and SAVVIS Intelligent HostingSM to enterprises around the globe.
“We are excited to designate SAVVIS as our preferred managed services provider,” said Curt Lewis, Principal, LinkSource. “SAVVIS’ heritage in the financial services sector gives them a clear leg up in delivering mission critical IP network performance. In addition, their ability to layer multiple applications as utilities results in incremental savings which compliments our strategy to provide the most aggressive pricing possible for services and tailor them to each customer's unique needs.”
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.
“With their experience with voice, data and Internet services, LinkSource will further enhance our ability to compete with the largest global carriers,” said Jack Finlayson, President & COO of SAVVIS. “Superior business partners such as LinkSource open new sales channels and broaden our reach worldwide.”
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.
For more information about SAVVIS’ Intelligent IP NetworkSM and managed hosting solutions, visit: .
LinkSource Communications is a National telecommunications distributor formed in 1998. With combined industry experience of over 50 years, the LinkSource executive team specializes in the design, procurement and implementation of voice and data networks with Tier 1 local and long distance carriers. LinkSource is an authorized distributor for SBC, AT&T, ACC, Sprint, Qwest, Cable & Wireless, Telenational, Audio-EX, McGraw, New Edge, Singapore Telecom, XO and Netspoke. For more information about LinkSource, visit: http://www.linksourcecom.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although SAVVIS believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that its expectations will be attained. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from SAVVIS' expectations are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS' SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2003. Many of these factors are beyond SAVVIS' ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. For forward-looking statements herein, SAVVIS claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward- looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events.
Carter B. Cromley