New Service Ideal for Information Security and Business Continuity Professionals Responsible for Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (DR) Initiatives
Boston, MA and Tel Aviv, Israel (February 12, 2008) – Continuity Software™, a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) solutions, today announced the release of its new DR Assurance™ service, intended to make protecting data and ensuring disaster recovery (DR) easier than ever. By combining the powerful capabilities of its RecoverGuard™ disaster recovery testing and monitoring software, with the expertise of its DR Specialists, customers can virtually “set and forget” yet still ensure production environment and DR site data is always protected and highly available.
As with all standard RecoverGuard installations, the DR Assurance service deployment typically occurs in just one hour, after which it immediately begins scanning the customer’s storage, database, servers and replication configurations for risks such as unprotected databases or database partitions, noncompliant replication configurations, data that cannot be recovered to a valid consistency point, and much more. Daily statistics, tickets and event notifications are sent directly to the Continuity Software DR Specialists Team for review and analysis, as opposed to the customer’s internal IT staff. When a problem is detected that will impact recoverability, a Continuity Software DR Specialist will alert the appropriate individuals at the customer site and provide details on the issue, as well as recommendations on how best to resolve. In addition, monthly and/or quarterly, as well as year-end, summary reports are provided with in-depth information on every issue that occurred and its associated resolution.
“Even the most advanced data centers in the world – those that are spending millions of dollars on disaster recovery technology – only conduct a DR audit once or twice a year, on average. While virtually all DR audits identify issues which the company can then resolve, new issues will arise tomorrow, next week, or next month, and their DR strategy can once again be rendered ineffective,” said Arun Taneja, senior analyst and founder, The Taneja Group. “This is not news. Most of the industry has been aware of this fact for some time. However, there wasn’t a viable solution – until now. RecoverGuard’s ability to detect all configuration gaps and vulnerabilities, long before a disaster strikes, gives customers a proactive way to ensure their deployed DR strategy works as designed. Moreover, the ability for customers to fully leverage RecoverGuard’s capabilities as a service allows them to reap all the benefits of the solution, without any additional effort or reallocation of resources.”
“We have been more than delighted with the customer response to our RecoverGuard software solution since its release. We believe it serves as confirmation that today’s IT professionals view data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity as the cornerstones of any successful IT strategy,” said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO of Continuity Software. “While these customers quickly appreciate the added value the DR Assurance service is able to deliver, the new service is also extraordinarily attractive to Business Continuity Professionals and Information Security Officers that have ultimate responsibility for their organization’s data protection, regulations compliance and business continuity initiatives, but are often times non-technical business-oriented executives.”
About Continuity Software, Inc
Founded in 2005, Continuity Software, Inc is the leading provider of Business Continuity management software. Our flagship product, RecoverGuard™, is the first Business Continuity monitoring solution which empowers customers to effectively manage Business Continuity implementations, ensure their critical business data is protected, and maintain Business Continuity SLA. For more information, please visit www.ContinuitySoftware.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or +972.3.767.8020 (Israel).