Virtual Branch Disaster Recovery

Keep Your Credit Union Running During a Disaster

How confident are you that your current disaster recovery plan will meet your objectives? Is your credit union keeping pace with regulatory and industry requirements regarding data availability? CU*Answers Network Services’ Virtual Branch provides a credit union a continuity plan that will provide a strategic and competitive advantage in an environment where you must plan for the unexpected, maintain operations and meet regulatory demands. Virtual Branch offers online credit unions a secure way to keep business open and functional during unexpected circumstances – saving you valuable recovery time and boosting membership confidence that their assets are in the right hands.

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Keep Your Credit Union Running

In the event of a disaster, credit unions remain operational with CU*Answers Network Services’ Virtual Branch. CU*Answers Network Services provides clients with the ability to log into their virtual credit union and securely connect back to the network over any high speed internet connection. With Virtual Branch, you don’t need a 3rd party hot-site or other traditional disaster recovery arrangements. Virtual Branch not only provides access to core data processing applications, but also other essential network resources, such as e-mail, files and electronic document repositories.

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Develop, Document and Implement a Business Continuity Program

CU*Answers Network Services professionals are on hand to help assist credit unions in creating a disaster recovery plan. Our staff is extremely knowledgeable with both current NCUA regulations and industry practices. We can help identify potential threats, assess their potential impact, assign priorities, and develop planned responses that will create a solid DR and business continuity solution. We know every credit union is different, which is why our solution is designed to develop a series of plans and procedures ensuring that the sustainability of critical processes to your business, partners, and customers are met.

Geographically Distinctive

In accordance with regulations and industry best practices, Virtual Branch provides a geographically distinctive, fully functional disaster recovery and business continuity solution, insulating your credit union from the affects of local or regional disasters.

24/7 Monitoring and Management

As part of Virtual Branch, CU*Answers Network Services provides constant monitoring of online credit unions’ critical information. We also provide an annual disaster recovery/business continuity report which includes review of the DR and business continuity plans, results and documentation of the annual DR test, and all information and services delivered from state of the art SAS 70 certified data centers.

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June 14, 2018

Have a question for CU*Answers? Who do you call?

Have a question for CU*Answers?  Who do you call?

At CU*Answers, we know how important it is that your Credit Union gets the appropriate help in order to meet your day-to-day data processing needs.  When you don’t know exactly who to call, we recommend that you get started by reaching out to either the Client Services and Education Team or the Network Services Team…. Read more »

Oct 4, 2021

CU*Answers Network Services launches new revenue sharing SILO program

CU*Answers Network Services is pleased to announce that it has launched a new managed technology services revenue sharing program for Certified CU*BASE Distributors. Partners can select referral or co-delivery models and earn income based on technology products sold and services delivered to Complete Care managed network clients. Called the SILO program by CNS, the program […]

Sep 29, 2021

If You Don’t Want October 3rd to be a Really Bad Day, Take Action Now!

If You Don’t Want October 3rd to be a Really Bad Day, Take Action Now!

The deadline to complete the necessary upgrade to LegaSuite is almost here!  This update is required for all CU*Answers clients, in order to keep workstations up to date and will need to be applied to all of your CU*BASE workstations.  Don’t wait – make sure you complete these updates before the October 3rd deadline. If… Read more »

Sep 22, 2021

CU*Answers completes significant network upgrades

CU*Answers recently announced that it has completed significant upgrades to its core networking infrastructure at its primary production facility. These included software upgrades to improve stability, security, and performance across the facility. “Data centers require constant care and feeding to stay relevant and secure,” said Chris Shelton, VP of Network Infrastructure. “Our facilities provide state […]

Sep 22, 2021

CU*Answers Network Services announces partnership with Fortinet

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) is excited to announce new partnership with network security solution provider Fortinet. CNS will begin offering Fortinet’s suite of solutions on September 1, 2022. “We’ve completed an RFP and due diligence that started back in January,” said Matt Sawtell, VP of Managed Technology Services at CNS. “The breadth and depth of […]

Sep 15, 2021

We’re Nearing the Final Stretch – Complete Your LegaSuite Upgrade Today!

We’re Nearing the Final Stretch – Complete Your LegaSuite Upgrade Today!

If you have not yet completed the LegaSuite Client upgrade on all of your workstations, please do so soon.  Currently, we are running on version 8.2.2 and will be moving to version 8.5.4. Online and Site-Four credit unions will now need to complete the upgrade by October 3, while Self-Processing credit unions will need to… Read more »

Sep 15, 2021

Summer is Slipping Away! Have You Completed the LegaSuite Upgrade?

Summer is Slipping Away!  Have You Completed the LegaSuite Upgrade?

If you have not yet completed the LegaSuite Client upgrade on all of your workstations, please do so soon.  Currently, we are running on version 8.2.2 and will be moving to version 8.5.4. Online and Site-Four credit unions will now need to complete the upgrade by October 3, while Self-Processing credit unions will need to… Read more »

Sep 14, 2021

CU*Answers publishes 2022 Strategic Technology Plan

CU*Answers recently announced that it has published its 2022 Strategic Technology Plan as part of its 2022 Business Plan. The Strategic Technology Plan outlines CU*Answers’ high-level technical objectives over the next three business annuals and serves as a companion document to the CU*Answers Business Plan for those that wish to understand technical approaches to business […]

Sep 3, 2021

Don’t Delay – Complete Your LegaSuite Client Upgrade Today!

Don’t Delay – Complete Your LegaSuite Client Upgrade Today!

Still Need to Complete Your LegaSuite Upgrade? If you have not yet completed the LegaSuite Client upgrade on all of your workstations, please do so soon.  Currently, we are running on version 8.2.2 and will be moving to version 8.5.4. The deadline to complete this upgrade, which was originally scheduled for August 1, 2021, has… Read more »

Jul 29, 2021