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

A Note From the Help Desk: CU*Answers Network Services Response to Significant Microsoft Vulnerabilities

A Note From the Help Desk: CU*Answers Network Services Response to Significant Microsoft Vulnerabilities

CU*Answers Network Services has been tracking two significant Microsoft vulnerabilities published yesterday and how to remediate them. Due to the scope and severity of the issues, the US government has taken the rare step of also publishing alerts for these vulnerabilities through US-CERT and the Department of Homeland Security. About the Vulnerabilities: The first vulnerability… Read more »

Jan 15, 2020

AdvantageCIO introduces new vCIO services package

AdvantageCIO is pleased to announce a new bundled offering, Virtual CIO services. AdvantageCIO uses proven technical leaders with decades of collective experience to provide technical leadership consulting services to firms seeking to squeeze maximum return from ever shrinking budgets. Experts offer a unique blend of technical and business experience and understand how to align IT […]

Dec 26, 2019

A Note From the Help Desk: SonicWall Global Management System Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: SonicWall Global Management System Maintenance

ATTENTION NETWORK SERVICES FIREWALL MANAGEMENT CLIENTS SonicWALL Global Management System Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be performing an upgrade to our SonicWall Global Management System (SGMS). Why Are We Doing This? We are performing this upgrade to maintain support for the environment. When Are We Doing This? This upgrade will be performed on… Read more »

Nov 26, 2019

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 28, 2019

CU*Answers Network Services to add unlimited support for all Complete Care clients

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) is pleased to announce that for all clients of their comprehensive managed services bundle, Complete Care, unlimited remote support will be included. “Our number one focus is to take the best care of our clients that we possibly can,” said Matt Sawtell, VP of Managed Technology Services. “Moving from a block […]

Sep 19, 2019

CU*Answers Network Services hosts bootcamp

CU*Answers Network Services department offers a free two-day course bi-annually to learn basic CU*Answers core product (CU*BASE® and ProDOC) installation and troubleshooting, as well as network and system management practices including reporting, security architecture and administration tools and standards. Designed for credit union IT team members who want to gain competency with the CU*Answers core […]

Sep 18, 2019