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: TrendMicro Price Increases

A Note From the Help Desk: TrendMicro Price Increases

ATTENTION CNS MANAGED CLIENTS TrendMicro Price Increases Effective January 1st, 2023, TrendMicro will be implementing global price increases for their products and services.  Prices for Software, SaaS, and Services will be increasing by 5% over their 2022 prices.  Please be advised that if you are purchasing TrendMicro products or services through CU*Answers Network Services, you… Read more »

Dec 1, 2022

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

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

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS FortiPortal System Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be performing an upgrade to FortiPortal version 7.0.2. Why Are We Doing This? We are performing this upgrade to ensure the continued reliable operation of the FortiPortal System. When Are We Doing This? This upgrade will be deployed on Tuesday,… Read more »

Nov 4, 2022

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 the server that our SonicWall Global Management System (SGMS) operates on. Why Are We Doing This? We are performing this upgrade to ensure the continued reliable operation of the SonicWall Global Management System…. Read more »

Oct 12, 2022

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 3, 2022

CU*Answers sunsetting legacy copper circuits

As telecommunications companies increase rates to encourage a transition away from “outdated technologies,” CU*Answers has decided to proactively sunset all legacy copper circuits by March 31, 2023. Several credit unions have already decided to terminate their MPLS data connections. Over the next several months, CU*Answers will continue working with clients to replace MPLS connections with […]

Aug 23, 2022

Network Services transitions to new client facing ticket portal

Network Services, a division of CU*Answers, is pleased to announce the launch of its new client-facing ticketing portal. ConnectWise, the ticketing service utilized by Network Services released an updated user interface with added features and security. After review, Network Services determined it was in the best interests of both external and internal users to migrate. […]

Aug 10, 2022

Join Network Services for our September Boot Camp!

Join Network Services for our September Boot Camp!

Join us September 28th and 29th for a two-day boot camp!  This is an opportunity for your credit union IT members build their knowledge of core product deployment and support.  Please note: seating for this event is limited – if you are interested in attending, we encourage you to sign up soon! One of our… Read more »

Aug 5, 2022

CU*Answers Network Services Logistics team rebrands to better align with core team functions

Cooperative CUSO CU*Answers recently announced that as its Network Services Logistics team’s responsibilities have grown, it has rebranded as the Procurement and Fulfillment team. The new Procurement and Fulfillment (P&F) team is responsible for sourcing products and software (for internal and external projects), finding alternative solutions, and closely collaborating with project coordinators, network engineers, and […]

Aug 2, 2022