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

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

A Note from Network Services Regarding the Recent SonicWALL Remote Access Vulnerability

A Note from Network Services Regarding the Recent SonicWALL Remote Access Vulnerability

Today SonicWALL clarified a vulnerability in their line of remote access products that, if exploited, could result in the spread of ransomware. What is CNS doing? For Clients With Currently Supported Hardware: SonicWALL has provided patches for currently supported devices and CNS will review and install updates if necessary. For Clients With End of Life… Read more »

Jul 14, 2021

AdvantageCIO launches remote access assessment service

AdvantageCIO, a division of CU*Answers, recently announced it has launched a new cybersecurity assessment service to help credit unions ensure they are following cybersecurity best practices. The service takes an industry standard approach by following guidance from the FFIEC, NCUA, and NIST. It inventories a broad range of controls across a credit union’s footprint and […]

Jul 6, 2021

AdvantageCIO hires its first cybersecurity analyst

AdvantageCIO, a division of CU*Answers, recently announced it has hired its first team member dedicated solely to cybersecurity. The team welcomes Andrew Hinson, who joins with over five years of experience in cybersecurity project work, audit and assessment analysis, audit remediation and senior information technology work in the credit union space. “Along with our focus […]

Jul 6, 2021

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 »

Jul 1, 2021

Resources to Improve your Credit Union’s Cybersecurity Posture!

Resources to Improve your Credit Union’s Cybersecurity Posture!

NCUA Grants Available to Help Cover Your Costs NCUA has announced grant programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist federally insured, low-income designated credit unions cover the costs associated with moving operations to remote locations.  Qualified credit unions can apply for up to $7,000.  Applications are accepted now through June 26 and are… Read more »

Jun 18, 2021