ST. LOUIS, MO — April 1, 2008 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business and government applications, today announced global availability of its Threat Management Service, a new managed service that enables enterprises to view the risk profile of their IT assets, while being made aware of critical threats to these assets.
Threat Management Service adds to SAVVIS’ expanding portfolio of managed security services (www.savvis.net/security), which is designed to provide fully managed, high-value security controls to organizations at their sites, within SAVVIS’ datacenter environments, or in-the-cloud through SAVVIS’ tier-1 global network.
The business practice of threat management is growing in importance as malicious attacks on enterprises are becoming more frequent and complex, and their impact is becoming more serious for organizations without adequate protection.
Offering a greater level of analytical support than traditional threat management and appliance-based systems, SAVVIS’ threat management process correlates detected vulnerabilities and threats, which are prioritized based on severity. The new service filters out the majority of unimportant threat alerts, allowing customers to focus on those attacks that pose the greatest threat to assets. In addition, customers can track key reporting metrics illustrating the effectiveness of Threat Management Service via SAVVIS’ customer-facing web portal.
"With an ever increasing mobile workforce and an expanded partner ecosystem, organizations are looking to secure all layers of their IT infrastructure and meet compliance regulations, in order to optimize their business processes," said Irida Xheneti, research analyst with IDC's Security Services program. "By adding the Threat Management Service to their security services portfolio, SAVVIS’ customers will be able to correlate vulnerability data with potential threat data to provide real-time vulnerabilities and enable these customers to manage risk more efficiently."
Threat Management Service integrates seamlessly with SAVVIS’ existing managed network intrusion detection system (NIDS) and incident response services. Threat Management Service builds upon, and enhances, the capabilities of these individual services to deliver a comprehensive and dynamic solution that would be difficult and costly for a customer to reproduce within their own environment.
The scanning component of the Threat Management Service is based on the state-of-the-art QualysGuard® software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform from Qualys®. SAVVIS selected Qualys based upon the depth and consistency of their scanning technology, and its ability to integrate with SAVVIS managed security correlation tools.
"Global organizations require effective solutions to manage risk and help achieve compliance, while reducing their IT burdens and reducing cost," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys. "We are delighted that SAVVIS has selected Qualys' SaaS solution as part of its managed security services offering. The partnership enables SAVVIS to provide a detailed view of their customer's corporate network security posture, regardless of their size or location."
“Our new threat management service addresses our customers’ growing need to quickly pinpoint and act upon the threats that cause the greatest damage to their IT infrastructures,” said Chris Richter, Vice President and General Manager of Security Services at SAVVIS. “As threats and vulnerabilities evolve, and as the value of data assets increases, our service can be a valuable component to a solid IT security risk-management plan. This type of capability can be very expensive for companies to deploy on their own, but because Threat Management Service is a fully managed service, customers are not required to purchase additional hardware, and their IT personnel are not burdened with monitoring and management.”
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS is an industry leader 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 multiple data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit www.savvis.net.
This document may contain 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 as well as the risk that potential product cost and performance benefits may not be realized for any particular customer. SAVVIS assumes no obligation to update or supplement forward-looking statements.