ST. LOUIS — August 14, 2007 — SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced that industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North America, 1H07 published August 1, 2007, and authored by Kelly Kavanagh and John Pescatore. This follows SAVVIS being positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in the most recent Gartner “Magic Quadrant report for North American Web Hosting, 2006,” published August 25, 2006, and authored by Gartner analysts Ted Chamberlin and Lydia Leong.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant is widely recognized as one of the most influential benchmarks for enterprises seeking to evaluate managed security services. It evaluates vendors according to completeness of vision â”€ including overall viability, product line breadth and functionality, market responsiveness and track record â”€ as well as the ability to execute, which includes innovation and product strategy among other criteria.
Also in the report, Gartner states that the managed security service (MSS) market in North America generated revenue of approximately $500 million in 2006 and estimates that revenue will grow about 19% in 2007. Gartner estimates that, in 2006, 60% of Fortune 500 enterprises had engaged in some level of use of an MSSP, representing about 20% of enterprise firewalls under remote monitoring or management.
“We are pleased to be positioned on the Managed Security Services Magic Quadrant as we think it represents additional validation for SAVVIS’ managed security services business,” said Chris Richter, VP of Security Services for SAVVIS. “What differentiates our portfolio of managed security offerings is our breadth of delivery capabilities. We can provide and coordinate security services within our hosting data centers, in the cloud on our Tier-1 network and at our customers’ premises. This approach has helped to reduce risk and streamline the IT operations of SAVVIS customers.”
“Our security portfolio and knowledge base is also strengthened by our Arca Common Criteria Testing Laboratory, which is authorized by the National Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards & Technology,” he added. “This capability is especially important when you consider that all federal hardware vendors are required to have their products CCTL-certified before those products can be implemented in federal IT deployments.”
SAVVIS continues to advance its IT infrastructure services delivery platform and operational support systems throughout North America, Europe and Asia. SAVVIS currently operates 23 data centers globally encompassing more than 1.1 million square feet of space designed to support business and governmental IT operations. It is currently preparing to open four new data centers that will add an additional 160,000 square feet in Atlanta, Ga., Santa Clara, Calif., Sterling, Va., and Piscataway, N.J.
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 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 23 data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit www.savvis.net.
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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.