Web hosting and
IP solution provider Verio (www.verio.com
subsidiary of NTT Communications (ntt.com)
announced today that it has added Guardian Investor Services to its roster of
clients. Under the agreement, Verio will provide its NTT/VERIO PowerPlatform
managed hosting services for the launch of Guardian’s new Web site
GuardianInvestor.com. Verio will also provide Guardian with custom Web
solutions, assisting the company with site assessment and design, in addition to
the deployment of several site features.
“In developing IT strategy to deliver a comprehensive
Internet-based portfolio management solution, Guardian Investor Services
recognized that in order to compete with other financial product sites, it
needed to deliver a succinct Web presence – one mega-site strongly geared toward
online investment and retirement functionality,” said Isabel Ehringer, president
of enterprise hosting for Verio. “The company has already seen a jump in user
registrations, and Verio is pleased to serve Guardian Investor Services with
continued hosting solutions and custom development services as it strengthens
its online presence and grows the number of online business customers.”
According to Verio, the solution will be housed on a dedicated
Windows server and will include a managed Netscreen firewall.
Site features deployed by Verio include an online tour of the site
and a custom-built data management system.
“GuardianInvestor.com is a business critical site that provides a
great deal of custom content, such as account details and up-to-date status
information on mutual funds and annuities, so our managed hosting needs are
considerable. We knew early on we needed a hosting provider that could ensure a
high availability solution at a competitive price, and after careful
consideration, we chose to work with Verio,” said Karen Gens, manager of
e-business for Guardian Investor Services. “Verio’s strong relationship with
parent company NTT Communications also ensures access to global resources as
needed and a long-term commitment to customers in this marketspace.”
Verio said that its hosting solutions comply with security
standards set by the financial services industry.