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CNA Names Uptime Institute as New Allied Vendor

Chicago, Seattle, July 11, 2017 – CNA today announced that the independent advisory organization Uptime Institute has been named the newest member of its Allied Vendor Program.

CNA recognizes Uptime Institute for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards and Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction and Operational Sustainability, which help owners and operators mitigate risk and improve the performance of business-critical infrastructure.

Once these standards are implemented, data center owners and operators may experience fewer and shorter-lasting incidents. As a result, any insured who demonstrates commitment to these standards may qualify for more competitive insurance policy terms and pricing with CNA.

“Data outages or interruptions can be catastrophic, and we are continuously looking at ways to help our customers reduce their risk exposures. Even simple incidents can cost millions in lost revenues and significantly impact customer satisfaction,” said Stephen Douglas, Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA. “Uptime Institute helps CNA’s customers lower that risk through its Tier Certification of Operational Sustainability and M&O Stamp of Approval programs.”

“CNA recognizes the importance of Uptime’s data center management process certification as one of the most significant ways to reduce the number of incidents and limit their severity, which results in reduced downtime and its expense,” said Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute. “Uptime is proud to join CNA’s Allied Vendor Program to bring these savings to a larger number of owners and operators. Membership in CNA’s Allied Vendor Program enables more owner-operators to take advantage of the operational excellence we have seen in 1,000 data centers across the globe, while reducing their overall insurance costs.”

In 2007, CNA developed its Allied Vendor Program to provide its customers with access to additional risk control programming designed to create safer, more secure work environments. This program remains a key resource for providing tools to assist policy holders in mitigating risk and strengthens CNA's commitment of providing customers more than an insurance policy.

For more information on Uptime Institute or for a complete list of participating Allied Vendors, please visit CNA's Allied Vendor Program.

About CNA
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 14th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. "CNA" is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" trademark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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About Uptime Institute
Uptime Institute is an unbiased advisory organization focused on improving the performance, efficiency, and reliability of business critical infrastructure through innovation, collaboration, and independent certifications. Uptime Institute serves all stakeholders responsible for IT service availability through industry leading standards, education, peer-to-peer networking, consulting, and award programs delivered to enterprise organizations and third-party operators, manufacturers, and providers. Uptime Institute is recognized globally for the creation and administration of the Tier Standards & Certifications for Data Center Design, Construction, and Operational Sustainability along with its Management & Operations reviews, FORCSS® methodology, and Efficient IT Stamp of Approval.

See further information on the Uptime Institute Tier Certification programs and M&O Stamp of Approval.

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