Wayne, Pa. – July 14, 2016 – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide"1 for the second time in a row. Sungard AS was positioned the highest for its "ability to execute."

Gartner evaluated 14 business continuity management planning (BCMP) software providers for this year's Magic Quadrant, assessing their ability to execute – to provide a BCMP offering that meets customer requirements with a high level of service and customer support – and their completeness of vision, based not just on the provider's assessment of the current market but also on its anticipation of expected market and technology changes.

"Faced with ransomware, data breaches, and other cybersecurity threats, organizations must stand ready to respond in real time to mitigate any financial or reputational repercussions," said Louis Grosskopf, general manager, business continuity software, for Sungard AS. "BCMP software holds the tools needed to respond and recover, from business impact analysis results to crisis and incident management. For the second time in a row, Gartner has positioned Sungard AS as a Leader in this space, and placed it highest for execution. Our AssuranceCM business continuity software is Facebook-easy, bringing more employees into the process. That's one reason why more than 600 enterprises have chosen AssuranceCM, and why, when managing the risks of cyber threats and other business disruptions, they'll be prepared to act immediately."

With more than 35 years delivering recovery solutions that apply to all facets of customers' production environments, Sungard AS understands that IT must deliver business results and that the focus on business continuity must shift from plans to outcomes. Sungard AS works hand-in-hand with customers to drive higher levels of engagement in the planning process, leaving businesses confident in their preparations, and ready to act should disaster strike.

To view a copy of the July 2016 Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software, Worldwide visit Who's in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Continuity Management Planning Software?

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About Sungard Availability Services

Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit www.sungardas.com or call 1.888.748.9580. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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