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: GoAnywhere Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS GoAnywhere Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be upgrading our GoAnywhere server. Why Are We Doing It? We are performing improvements to our network in order to improve system reliability and functionality. When Are We Doing This? This upgrade is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, at 12:01 AM… Read more »

Sep 5, 2018

Remember to Complete Your Client Access & LegaSuite Upgrades!

Remember to Complete Your Client Access & LegaSuite Upgrades!

We know that the summer months can be busy, but don’t forget to complete your upgrades for IBM iAccess (used for print sessions) and LegaSuite (the client software that runs CU*BASE GOLD).  These new versions are required for all CU*Answers clients, in order to keep workstations up to date with currently-supported software.  The updates will need to… Read more »

Aug 29, 2018

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS GoAnywhere Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be upgrading our GoAnywhere server. Why Are We Doing It? We are performing improvements to our network in order to improve system reliability and functionality. When Are We Doing This? This upgrade is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, at 12:01 AM… Read more »

Aug 24, 2018

Apply Client Access and LegaSuite Updates to Your CU*BASE Workstations

Apply Client Access and LegaSuite Updates to Your CU*BASE Workstations

It’s time to apply upgrades to two critical software programs installed on all of your CU*BASE workstations: IBM iAccess (used for print sessions) and LegaSuite (the client software that runs CU*BASE GOLD).  These updates are required for all CU*Answers clients, in order to keep workstations up to date with currently-supported software.  The updates will need… Read more »

Nov 2, 2018

A Note From the Help Desk: Complete Care Billing Changes

A Note From the Help Desk: Complete Care Billing Changes

ATTENTION NETWORK SERVICES COMPLETE CARE CLIENTS Complete Care Billing Changes Starting this month, Network Services will be making some changes to the managed technology services billing codes that appear on your invoice.  We are implementing these changes in order to reduce the tax liability for the services we provide to you. Instead of seeing the… Read more »

Aug 9, 2018

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS GoAnywhere Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be upgrading our GoAnywhere ‘Data on the Move’ server. Why Are We Doing It? We are performing improvements to our network in order to improve system reliability and functionality.  Specifically, this will improve High Availability (HA) capabilities, and will allow us… Read more »

Aug 8, 2018

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

A Note From the Help Desk: GoAnywhere Maintenance

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS GoAnywhere Maintenance What Are We Doing? We will be upgrading our GoAnywhere ‘Data on the Move’ server. Why Are We Doing It? We are performing improvements to our network in order to improve system reliability and functionality.  Specifically, this will improve High Availability (HA) capabilities, and will allow us… Read more »

Aug 6, 2018