Forsythe to Offer RecoverGuard Data Protection, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Solutions to Customers in the United States and Canada
Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel (September 23, 2008) – Continuity Software™, a leading provider of disaster recovery and high availability monitoring solutions, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Forsythe, a leading IT infrastructure consultant and integrator. Under terms of the agreement, Forsythe will offer Continuity Software’s RecoverGuard™ software to its customers in the United States and Canada.
“Our customers include many of the most sophisticated data centers in the world. They have implemented the most advanced technologies available to support their DR strategies. However, they recognize that while they conduct meticulous DR tests several times a year, they aren’t fully confident that they would be able to meet their recovery time and point objectives were they to experience an actual disaster. For our customers, anything less than complete confidence in their ability to meet these objectives is simply not acceptable,” said Michael Croy, director of business continuity solutions at Forsythe. “With RecoverGuard, customers can fully ensure that service level requirements are met and exposure to data loss from disaster is minimized.” He added, “Moreover, customers can now rest assured that other IT initiatives, such as data migration, meet with the same success.”
“We recognize that when we have a discussion with a customer about disaster recovery or high availability, what we are really talking about is business stability,” said Gil Hecht, founder and CEO of Continuity Software. “RecoverGuard will provide Forsythe customers with a heightened level of visibility and insight into their IT infrastructures, where virtually none existed before. This approach enables organizations to bring their data protection and business continuity initiatives to the next level.”
Hecht added, “Forsythe is one of the most well-known and respected IT consultants in the world. Their decision to incorporate RecoverGuard into their robust portfolio of offerings is an enviable ‘seal of approval’ of which we are quite proud.”
RecoverGuard software is an enterprise monitoring solution that continually scans a customer’s IT infrastructure; including its storage, databases and servers in order to detect data protection and disaster recovery vulnerabilities. Its key features include:
- Risk Detection: RecoverGuard agentless gap detection engine can identify and report on over 2,000 gaps and vulnerabilities in a customer’s IT infrastructure. Once an issue(s) is detected, RecoverGuard delivers an alert to the customer in a pre-determined fashion (i.e., via email and/or telephone call), thus allowing the customer to take immediate action, in order to ensure ongoing data protection, disaster recoverability and business continuity. Detection areas include replication issues (i.e., consistency, accessibility, completeness, inefficiency, performance, waste, tampering, vendor and cross vendor best practices, etc…) and production data issues (i.e., data access, tampering, performance, mixed storage, vendor and cross vendor best practices, etc…).
- Visualization and Reports: The RecoverGuard Visualization and Reporting capabilities allow the customer to drill further down into the IT infrastructure configuration status, as well as the previously discovered data protection and disaster recovery gaps, than ever before. It allows the customer to: learn about SLA compliance and SLA exceptions, produce change and audit reports, review trend analysis of configuration changes, drill-down into the risks detected in the infrastructure, and understand Business Services recoverability status.
- Optimization: The RecoverGuard Optimization Engine detects both under and over utilized assets, allowing the customer to fine-tune its resources, cut operating costs and further drive infrastructure value.
Founded in 1971, Forsythe serves as an information technology infrastructure integrator, helping organizations across all industries, including Fortune 1000 companies, solve business problems through technology. Acting as a trusted, independent advisor, Forsythe provides technology and business consulting services, technology leasing services, and value-added reseller services for all the leading technology product manufacturers. Headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, Forsythe employs over 800 people in 46 offices throughout the United States and Western Canada and is 100-percent employee-owned. In 2007, Forsythe achieved its 37th consecutive year of profitability with estimated revenues of $629 million. Forsythe McArthur Associates, Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc., Forsythe Federal Solutions Corp., Forsythe Technology Canada and Forsythe International are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Forsythe Technology, Inc. For further information, please visit: www.forsythe.com.
About Continuity Software
With headquarters offices in Tel Aviv, Israel and Boston, Massachusetts, Continuity Software™ is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions. Its RecoverGuard™ software mitigates disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting data protection gaps between customers’ primary production and disaster recovery sites/solutions. With RecoverGuard software, customers can now confidently validate their DR strategy, and ultimately, ensure their business continuity and data protection goals. For further information, please visit: www.continuitysoftware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972.3.767.8020 (Israel).