WAYNE, Pa. (March 3, 2017)—Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) today announced that its AssuranceCM Business Continuity software was named the Product/Service Provider of the Year in Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International's 2017 Awards of Excellence.

According to DRI International, the world's leading business continuity and disaster recovery training organization, the Awards of Excellence recognize preeminent organizations and individuals for achieving a certain level of excellence in the business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management fields. Selection is based on commitment to promoting business continuity to both the core customer base and wider consumer market.

“Over 750 customers in healthcare, finance, insurance, manufacturing, and utilities rely on our AssuranceCM software to provide the business continuity and recovery services that are critical to keep their businesses running 24-7,” said Bhuvana Sundaresan, Senior Director, Product Management at Sungard AS. “This award recognizes our team’s dedication to helping customers achieve operational resilience by delivering unmatched service and continued innovation in business continuity and recovery.”

AssuranceCM is a complete, integrated business continuity management suite that offers planning, assessments, incident management/testing and reporting on a single, inter-connected platform.

The 2017 Awards of Excellence were presented during the Gala Dinner at the DRI annual conference, on February 28, 2017 at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada. The full list of 2017 Awards of Excellence winners and finalists is available here.

About DRI International

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the leading nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI International has over 14,000 certified professionals in more than 100 countries and conducts native-language training in more than 50 countries, offering courses from introductory to masters’ level. Providing a wide range of continuity-related credentials, DRI certifies both individuals and organizations.

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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