Savvis Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Leading Analyst Firm's Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP)By Savvis Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
ST. LOUIS, January 6, 2011 - Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and
hosted IT solutions for enterprises, today announced that industry analyst
firm Gartner, Inc. has positioned it in the visionaries quadrant in the Magic
Quadrant for "Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), North America"
published Nov. 29 and authored by Kelly M. Kavanagh and John Pescatore.
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According to Gartner, "Companies in the visionaries quadrant have
demonstrated the ability to turn a strong focus on managed security into
high-quality service offerings for the MSS market. These service providers
are often strong contenders for enterprises requiring frequent interaction
with MSS analysts, flexible service delivery options and strong customer
service. Visionaries quadrant MSSPs have less market coverage and fewer
resources or service options compared with leaders quadrant firms."
In the report, Gartner projects continued growth for MSSPs in North
America, but with a shift to mid-size or smaller buyers driving price erosion
for core services, and the introduction of lower-price, multifunction
firewall, log management and other new offerings. Gartner also states that
increased enterprise use of software-as-a-services (SaaS) and the
"consumerization of IT" will lead to more cloud-based security-as-a-service
offerings, which will grow faster than the
customer-premises-equipment-focused MSSP market in the second half of 2010
Gartner also states in the report that in 2009, North American MSSPs
generated revenue of $1.8 billion, representing growth of 24 percent over
2008, while the number of firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention
(IDP) devices under monitoring/management grew more than 20 percent. Gartner
predicts that revenue will have grown to $2.3 billion for 2010.
"We are excited to be positioned in the visionaries quadrant in the
Managed Security Services Magic Quadrant because we believe it represents
significant industry validation of Savvis' managed security services," said
Chris Richter, vice present of security products and services for Savvis.
"Managed security is a core element of Savvis' virtualized and cloud compute
solutions, allowing our enterprise clients to reduce risk as they streamline
and optimize their IT infrastructures."
Savvis continues to advance its IT infrastructure services delivery
platform and operational support systems throughout North America, Europe and
Asia. Savvis currently operates 31 data centers globally, encompassing nearly
1.5 million square feet of space designed to support enterprise and
government IT operations.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused
with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a
marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis
of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as
defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service
depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to
select only those vendors placed in the leaders quadrant. The Magic Quadrant
is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific
guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with
respect to the research, including any warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.
Savvis, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure
and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients,
including 33 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to
reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest
advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit
Media: George Csolak, +1-314-628-7266, george.csolak at savvis.net, or Investors: Peggy Reilly Tharp, +1-314-628-7491, peggy.tharp at savvis.net
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