SOURCE: DataCert


February 16, 2010 05:00 ET

DataCert Hosted Solutions Provide Global Clients End-to-End Data Privacy Protection and Security

DataCert and Savvis Support Growing European Client Base With End-to-End Secure, Safe Harbor-Certified Hosted Legal Operations Management Solutions

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - DataCert, Inc., the leading global provider of legal operations management solutions, announced today that its hosted solutions provide clients end-to-end security and data privacy protection, critical requirements particularly when deploying legal operations management solutions in Europe. DataCert, which entered the European market in 2005, has seen its business there grow almost 900% since then, including a number of new deals signed in 2009.

Supporting DataCert's efforts to provide its growing European client base with solutions that meet their unique regulatory requirements, Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), DataCert's software hosting provider, has become certified by the Safe Harbor program as adhering to the stringent European Union (EU) data privacy laws. This enables DataCert, which has been certified since 2005, to deliver comprehensive Safe Harbor-certified hosted solutions that provide global corporate legal departments with end-to-end data privacy protection with regard to data transfers between the EU and the United States.

Safe Harbor is a program run by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the EU, to certify U.S.-based companies that accept the transfer of personal data from EU countries as compliant with the principles of the EU Data Protection Directive (EU Directive 96/46/EC). This directive regulates the processing and storage of personal data within the EU with the goal of protecting the privacy of individuals.

In addition to being Safe Harbor certified, both DataCert and Savvis are SAS 70 Type II audited, providing clients end-to-end security assurance. SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which indicates whether a service organization has been proven to have effective security controls and safeguards in place, a critical requirement when hosting or processing customer data. Type II is the highest level of SAS 70 audit and includes detailed testing of the service organization's controls over a minimum six month period.

"DataCert takes the privacy and security of our clients' sensitive legal data very seriously and is committed to delivering solutions that all our clients, including our clients in the EU, can trust to protect their data," stated Jim Tallman, president and chief executive officer, DataCert. "We have a strong commitment to the European market and our clients there and will continue to deliver solutions that meet their unique needs, including data security and privacy. Part of that commitment is to work with solution providers, such as Savvis, that demonstrate the same firm commitment to the protection of our clients' data. Together, we can provide our clients with peace of mind that, even when hosted, their data is secure."

For more information, please contact DataCert at 800-780-3681 or e-mail (North American inquiries) or (international inquiries).

About DataCert, Inc.

DataCert is the premier global provider of legal operations management solutions, including legal spend, intellectual property, and matter management software and services. Corporate legal departments trust DataCert solutions to manage, analyze, and optimize their legal operations. In addition, DataCert offers Stack, an expert witness search service, which is designed to reduce the time and money spent locating experts. DataCert has law firm, vendor, and agent connections in more than 150 countries and its customers include 71 Fortune® 500 corporations, 53 Global Fortune® 500 corporations, and 100% of the AmLaw 200. Visit for more information and follow us on Twitter for real-time updates

About Savvis

Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in outsourced internet infrastructure services for the enterprise. More than 4,000 customers, including 40 percent 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 about Savvis, visit

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    Jerome Raguin
    DataCert, Inc.
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