Benchmark Test Reveals Majority of Today’s Business and Governmental Organizations Remain Dangerously Exposed

New York, NY and Tel Aviv, Israel (December 6, 2011) – Continuity Software™, the world’s leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) monitoring and management solutions, today announced the results of the first ever cross industry Downtime and Data Loss Vulnerability Index. The Index, which was based upon data gathered over a 12 month period, reveals a continuing trend among data centers, large and small, that regardless of time and budget dedicated to the elimination of downtime and data loss threats, the majority of today’s business and governmental organizations remain dangerously exposed.

Summary of key findings:


  • Government organizations exhibit a higher proportion of downtime and data loss risks than commercial businesses.
  • Among private sector companies, telecommunication organizations lag behind other industries in containing downtime and data loss risks.
  • Finance and utility companies exhibited below average vulnerability.
  • High availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) risks are most prevalent in the storage and server layers.
  • HA and DR risks in the virtualization layer are still minimal as many organizations are still shying away from running high-complexity business-critical application in a virtual environment.

“The results from Continuity Software’s Downtime and Data Loss Vulnerability Index Benchmark Test are quite telling,” said Doron Pinhas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Continuity Software. “Clearly, despite best intentions to eliminate HA and DR risks, both public and private organizations across all sectors continue to experience a significant number of incidents that could result in downtime and data loss. However, what is even more alarming is the fact that many organizations, regardless of size or industry, do not even know these risks exist in their environment as they depend on just annual or semi-annual manual testing, which does not account for the vulnerabilities that arise throughout the rest of the year – starting perhaps, the very next day after testing is complete.”

For further details, please refer to Continuity Software’s Downtime and Data Loss Vulnerability Index Benchmark Test Report.

 About Continuity Software

Continuity Software is the leading provider of high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) monitoring and management solutions. Trusted by many of the world’s largest companies, its award winning RecoverGuard software mitigates downtime and data-loss risks, via its patent-protected Analytics (Gap Detection) technology and vast (>4,900 signatures) community-based knowledge base. With RecoverGuard, customers can be confident that their data is protected, systems are recoverable and business continuity goals will be met or exceeded. For further information, please visit:, email:, or call: +1-888-782-8170 (United States) or +972 (3) 6470888 (Israel).


© 2011 Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard and DR Assurance are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Nicole Gorman

Corporate Communications

Continuity Software


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