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.

Virtual Branch: The Flexibility to Access Critical Information During a Disasterthinking man

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.

Virtual Branch Testing FAQ

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.

disaster recovery diagram
Updated
June 14, 2018

A Note From the Help Desk: Firewall Management System Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: Firewall Management System Maintenance

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Firewall Management System Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be performing maintenance on our firewall management system (https://sgms.cuanswers.com). When Are We Doing This? We will be performing maintenance from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET this evening, January 9. Why Are We Doing It? We are performing this… Read more »

Jan 9, 2019

CU*Answers Network Services launches new client management portal

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new client management portal, Helpdesk. The new Helpdesk system will be used to consolidate all sales/fulfillment, asset tracking, client relationship management, project and support information for each client into one easy to navigate system. “The new Helpdesk system has helped us combine a […]

Jan 2, 2019

CU*Answers Network Services launches new client management portal

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) is pleased to announce the launch of its new client management portal, Helpdesk. The new Helpdesk system will be used to consolidate all sales/fulfillment, asset tracking, client relationship management, project and support information for each client into one easy to navigate system. “The new Helpdesk system has helped us combine a […]

Jan 2, 2019

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Windows 7 operating system.  Windows 7 is currently in extended support, which will be ending on January 14, 2020. After this date, Windows 7 will no longer receive software updates, patches or support from Microsoft.  When vendor support ends, CU*Answers will also discontinue support of CU*BASE… Read more »

Dec 19, 2018

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Windows 7 operating system.  Windows 7 is currently in extended support, which will be ending on January 14, 2020. After this date, Windows 7 will no longer receive software updates, patches or support from Microsoft.  When vendor support ends, CU*Answers will also discontinue support of CU*BASE… Read more »

Dec 4, 2018

Self-Processing Credit Unions: Get Ready for the Year-End Release

Self-Processing Credit Unions: Get Ready for the Year-End Release

ATTENTION SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Don’t forget: the 18.12 CU*BASE Release is coming December 10-11!  In addition to tax-related changes, the year-end release will see the implementation of the LegaSuite and iAccess upgrades from the 18.11 Release. It is very important that your credit union has the LegaSuite and iAccess upgrades completed before the year-end release… Read more »

Nov 26, 2018

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Don’t Forget: Windows 7 End of Support is Coming

Microsoft has announced the end of support for the Windows 7 operating system.  Windows 7 is currently in extended support, which will be ending on January 14, 2020. After this date, Windows 7 will no longer receive software updates, patches or support from Microsoft.  When vendor support ends, CU*Answers will also discontinue support of CU*BASE… Read more »

Nov 21, 2018