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 Network Services seeing dividends from paid internship program

CU*Answers Network Services, a division of cooperative CUSO CU*Answers, continues its successful paid internship program. The experience benefits individuals looking to test the waters of a technology career and the CUSO’s Client Support and Operations team. Interns configure client workstations, core product update devices, and assist with daily processes, communication, and organization of the lab. […]

Sep 9, 2020

CU*Answers improving its mobile app member authentication infrastructure

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) is pleased to announce that significant upgrades are underway on its MACO infrastructure. Multiple Authentication Convenience Options (MACO) provides members with the ability to access the credit union’s mobile app using username/password, facial recognition, PIN, fingerprint, and voice. The new infrastructure will provide an immediate boost in processing capacity and set […]

Aug 28, 2020

CU*Answers completes IBM system upgrades across network

CU*Answers, the West Michigan-based core data processor, recently completed all 2020 scheduled IBM Power i hardware and software upgrades across all partner and client self-processing networks. Upgrades included installing nine new machines and upgrading to IBM’s v7.3 operating system across the network. The work represents hundreds of hours of planning and execution and will position […]

Aug 17, 2020

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 15, 2020

AdvantageCIO introduces new managed vulnerability service

AdvantageCIO, the strategic technology consulting division of CU*Answers, recently announced a new bundled offering: Managed Vulnerability Services. “We’ve had a lot of credit union client requests for help with more frequent internal and external vulnerability testing and reporting,” said Matt Sawtell, VP of Managed Technology Services. “Along with that we’re also getting requests to help […]

Jun 4, 2020

CU*Answers Network Services rolls annual tune up service into Complete Care

CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) recently announced that starting in June 2020, it is offering an annual tune up to all Complete Care clients. The tune up reviews a client’s managed environment against ever evolving best practices and then engages senior technical resources to review with the client and make adjustments to improve security posture, performance […]

Jun 4, 2020

Solutions from CU*Answers Network Services: Complete Care Essentials

Solutions from CU*Answers Network Services: Complete Care Essentials

Complete Care Essentials from CU*Answers Network Services presents a great way to move tech from your offices to our secure hosting facilities!  Your staff can work flexibly and securely from anywhere, with access to cloud-based email. Complete Care Essentials features: A CNS private cloud hosted with Microsoft Active Directory, File, and Print server Workstation and… Read more »

Jun 2, 2020

Solutions from CU*Answers Network Services: Remote Work Support

Solutions from CU*Answers Network Services: Remote Work Support

Does your credit union have all the feature functionality that you need?  Are you utilizing all of the proper security features to keep your network and users safe?  CU*Answers Network Services offers a variety of scalable, secure remote access solutions, that we can help you implement for your credit union! CNS solutions meet the NCUA’s… Read more »

May 28, 2020