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: Extra Complete Care Weekly Report

A Note From the Help Desk: Extra Complete Care Weekly Report

ATTENTION NETWORK SERVICES COMPLETE CARE CLIENTS Extra Complete Care Weekly Report   What Is Happening? Network Services is optimizing the report schedules for all Complete Care Clients.  You will be receiving a second copy of the report that you can simply discard.  Your normal Complete Care Weekly Report will continue to be sent out each… Read more »

Apr 19, 2018

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Configuration Changes for iSweep Microsoft has released the an update that  no longer allows a user to connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default, even if the remote server requests guest credentials. CU*Answers Network Services has determined that this update causes Windows 10 workstations to… Read more »

Apr 12, 2018

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Configuration Changes for iSweep Microsoft has released the an update that  no longer allows a user to connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default, even if the remote server requests guest credentials. CU*Answers Network Services has determined that this update causes Windows 10 workstations to… Read more »

Mar 29, 2018

Alpena Community Credit Union completes Complete Care Essentials project

Alpena Community Credit Union recently moved to Complete Care Essentials under the direction of the CU*Answers Network Services team. Complete Care Essentials is designed around the same principle as the all-inclusive Complete Care offering but utilizes a one-size delivery of essential services using private and public cloud technologies. “Working with their network team was easy […]

Mar 22, 2018

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

Reminder – A Note From the Help Desk: Configuration Changes for iSweep

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Configuration Changes for iSweep Microsoft has released the an update that  no longer allows a user to connect to a remote share by using guest credentials by default, even if the remote server requests guest credentials. CU*Answers Network Services has determined that this update causes Windows 10 workstations to… Read more »

Mar 16, 2018

Valley Oak Credit Union completes Complete Care migration

Located in Three Rivers, California, Valley Oak Credit Union has chosen CU*Answers Network Services (CNS) as their managed technology partner, utilizing the Complete Care management services offering. Network Services partnered with CU*Northwest to complete the project. Complete Care service is specifically focused on the unique needs of credit unions and encompasses both day-to-day operational and […]

Mar 13, 2018