St. louis, MO, December 19, 2005 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a leading global IT utility services provider, today announced a new portfolio of managed security utility services it calls the SAVVIS Security Utility. In addition to a variety of dedicated, appliance-based security and security consulting services that SAVVIS already provides, the SAVVIS Security Utility is a flexible and scalable managed security offering that does not require hardware or software to be installed or managed at the customer’s premise.
The SAVVIS Security Utility leverages both “In The Cloud” security components, such as in-network firewalling, distributed denial of service (DDoS) and worm attack mitigation for a wide area network, as well as virtualized security components such as hosted firewalls and intrusion detection systems. All services are managed by SAVVIS and can be monitored by customers via SAVVIS’ web portal which allows users to monitor activity in their environment directly and conveniently. The result is a set of advanced managed security utility services that are ubiquitous to all IT operations and provide for compliance, yet are transparent to IT resources.
By taking a holistic view of security components, and by integrating security management into all IT operations, the SAVVIS Security Utility services are less expensive than that of dedicated infrastructure and allow for better capacity planning. And, by its nature as a centrally managed service, the SAVVIS Security Utility allows for automatic technology refresh as IT threats change and security solutions evolve over time.
Gartner estimates that spending on IT security services will reach $24.6 billion by 2009. IT management services will be the fastest-growing sector.*
Overall, SAVVIS now offers a broad portfolio of security products to address the security requirements of its 5,000+ enterprise customers. These products can be placed into three primary categories:
•SAVVIS Security Utility – security solutions that deliver virtualized on demand firewall and intrusion detection for hosted infrastructure, and in-network firewalling, and DDoS and worm attack detection and mitigation, for the wide area network.
•Dedicated Security Services – a layered combination of industry-leading technologies that provide intrusion detection and prevention services, managed network perimeter security, access and authentication, and scanning and analysis services.
•Security Consulting Services – a complete set of security and compliance services that cover every aspect of the security cycle; from assessment and design to implementation and management including security assessment services, compliance assurance management, remediation services, security architecture design and implementation and security policy development.
The SAVVIS Security Utility is a beneficiary of more than 10 years of custom development and a heritage of exceptional network performance. The SAVVIS virtualized IT utility services delivery platform provides every piece of the IT infrastructure – network, hosting, security, storage, and computing – on a flexible and highly scalable basis. This allows SAVVIS to offer customers a variety of cost-effective utility hosting models, including utility security services, which can easily be mixed and interchanged. These virtualized on-demand services, which require no up-front capital expense, can provide tailored service levels to match the unique needs of each application for customers in a wide variety of industries.
“End-to-end security is an essential ingredient in delivering a viable utility computing solution,” stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, an independent strategic consulting company. “SAVVIS has created a comprehensive security portfolio and management infrastructure to satisfy the operational and regulatory requirements of its enterprise customers.”
“Security is a top priority for SAVVIS’ enterprise customers,” said Chris Richter, Vice President & General Manager, Security Products and Services, of SAVVIS. “The challenge has been how to deliver multi-layered security across all IT systems without building out a complex hardware infrastructure of security devices. SAVVIS’ Security Utility solves that problem by allowing businesses to easily layer on virtualized security services that deliver on value and performance, while maintaining security best practices, and compliance.”
SAVVIS’ security solutions date back to 1987 with the founding of ARCA, the first Common Criteria Test Lab (CCTL) for security testing and certification of third-party vendors’ products for Federal Government use. It now includes legacy security technologies and services developed by Exodus and Digital Island (both subsequently acquired by Cable & Wireless America), as well as security elements of Intel Online Services (acquired when SAVVIS was chosen as the in-place provider for Intel Online Services).
Today, SAVVIS’ comprehensive managed security services offering is backed by a coordinated team of highly skilled security professionals who cover internal security, service delivery operations, professional services, engineering, as well as a chief security office that liaises with government leaders including Members of the U.S. Congress.
In addition, SAVVIS has completed an examination in conformity with Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 70, Service Organizations documenting that selected SAVVIS processes, procedures, and general controls have been formally reviewed and evaluated. The systems and processes evaluated in this audit include security monitoring, change management, problem management, backup and environmental controls, logical and physical access.
* Gartner Forecast: IT Security Services, Worldwide, 2003 – 2009, September 13, 2005.
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global IT utility services provider that focuses exclusively on IT solutions for businesses. With an IT services platform that extends to 47 countries, SAVVIS has over 5,000 enterprise customers and leads the industry in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and 25 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit: .
This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from SAVVIS’ expectations. Certain factors that could affect actual results are set forth as risk factors in SAVVIS’ SEC reports and filings, including its annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent filings. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.
Carter B. Cromley
Ricochet Public Relations
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