CU*Answers is pleased to announce it has successfully completed disaster recovery testing of the ItsMe247.com member online banking application on Wednesday, September 9. During the test, the web and mobile applications were moved to a CU*Answers’ backup data center and live traffic was served from this location for the 3-hour duration of the test in preparation for a longer test next week that will be combined with a simultaneous core processing high availability test.
“Testing the recovery of member-facing web and mobile applications brings with it a unique set of challenges,” says Jim Lawrence, Vice President of Business Continuity CBCP, CISSP. “Coordinating and orchestrating the recovery over the public Internet with integration to more than 60 third-party vendors requires planning, preparation, and practice. If you’re not testing on a regular basis, you’re just guessing.”
ItsMe247.com is a set of internet and mobile applications that allow credit union members to perform online and mobile banking transactions.
CU*Answers’ disaster recovery posture is constantly evolving, and this test represents one more step in that advancing plan. Live testing of additional applications within the ItsMe247.com suite are planned in the near future. For more information about CU*Answers’ Business Continuity program, visit the CU*Answers website.