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Certain, Inc. Completes Transition to Best-in-Class Cloud Infrastructure

Global Collaboration With Savvis Ensures Maximum Platform Availability, Integrity and Protection of Customer Data (May 01, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/01/12 -- Certain, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS technology solutions for the global meetings and events industry, today announced a strategic collaboration with Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. The collaboration employs Savvis cloud and other IT outsourcing solutions to facilitate Certain's transition to a new global infrastructure designed to deliver the highest levels of compliance and security to customers. Millions of event participants around the world depend on the security and performance of Certain's platform for the management of critical personal data and credit card information.

"We partnered with Savvis to offer our customers a level of security that sets a new standard of excellence for our industry," said John Correia, vice president of product operations and deployment at Certain, Inc. "It was important to us that an infrastructure partner shared the same commitment to the security, support and performance needed for our customers' large-scale, enterprise applications. The combination of Certain and Savvis offers a top-tier, secure network, which ensures that our customers are leveraging the most up-to-date services and technologies. The fact that we already share much of the same clientele -- including some of the largest global players in the financial and insurance industries -- brings our customers additional peace of mind."

Savvis data centers are among the most advanced facilities in the world, with an IT infrastructure that extends to 45 countries. With the support of Savvis' technology, Certain's new architecture provides:

Platform Availability: Certain has a commitment to performance and maintaining high availability, and is leveraging the Savvis global infrastructure, which includes more than 20,000 fully managed private circuits and a Tier 1 OC-192 Internet backbone.

Data Integrity: In addition to protecting customer data and cardholder information from security risks, the enhanced Certain platform has built-in redundancy that actively protects data from system failure. With instantaneous RAID failover built in, this mitigates the risk of data loss or downtime.

Data Security and Privacy: Securing the integrity of customer data and cardholder information is an actively evolving process at Certain, with the company receiving five straight years of PCI Level 1 Compliance. As new security techniques or systems become available, Certain continuously implements those that will directly benefit its customers to bring the highest degree of reliability, scalability and security to the network.

Data Protection & Retention: Certain customers benefit from world-class data retention policies that include event and registration data securely retained in the Certain "Event Archive" for at least seven years. Credit card data and email history is purged 90 days following event conclusion, per PCI requirements. All Certain data is protected with nightly backups, allowing rapid data recovery in the unlikely case of data corruption or loss.

"Certain is a well-established and fast-growing SaaS company that is relentless in its pursuit of state-of-the-art network and security compliance offerings for its customers. Through this strategic collaboration, Certain will be able to offer exceptional value to its customers by pairing Savvis' enterprise-class cloud services with its own significant and established business solutions," said Larry Steele, technical vice president of Software-as-a-Service at Savvis.

For more information on Certain's infrastructure and security, visit

About Certain, Inc.
Certain, Inc.® is the leading provider of SaaS event management technology for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall business value to marketers and event professionals. The Certain, Inc. platform supports a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Headquartered in San Francisco, Certain has operations and sales offices in North America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. Please visit

About Savvis
Savvis, a CenturyLink company, is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 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.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice, wireless and managed services to consumers and businesses across the country. It also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink™ Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to enterprise, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink's customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country's largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

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Julie Tangen
Kulesa Faul for Certain, Inc.
Ph: 650.340.1122

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