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Bluepoint Solutions Offers Virtual Backup and Recovery Services to Clients
Bluepoint Solutions, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading innovator in remote deposit capture (RDC), image-based item processing and electronic document management software technology for financial institutions, announced the availability of a cohesive Virtual Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution (Virtual BDR), designed to backup and virtualize multiple servers. Bluepoint is the first solutions provider in the RDC community to offer this type of service to credit union and mid-sized bank customers.

Bluepoint clients now have the capabilities of Virtual BDR to backup and restore information. According to a recent ICSA survey, U.S. businesses lose more than $12 billion per year because of data loss and 93 percent of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. If, for any reason, a file is lost or corrupt, the system archives the information, recovering the most current version of data just prior to a data loss event. In addition to its on-site backup efforts, the system offers off-site backup storage as well. The encrypted data is stored simultaneously at two off-site data centers, so in the event of a system disaster, natural or manmade, a backup server can be shipped to an institution within one day to get you back up and running without having to wait for lengthy server replacements and complicated server restores.

Findings from a recent Gartner, Inc. report reveal virtualization initiatives are changing the scope of IT management and strategy. The report also states virtualization is set to be the highest-impact trend changing infrastructure and operations through 2012. Recognizing the needs of the current market, a key component provided by the Bluepoint system is its virtualization capabilities. The device captures an image of an institution’s basic data, as often as every 15 minutes below the level of the operating system, expediting the restore time in contrast to traditional tape-backup. Lost productivity is no longer an issue, as Bluepoint has drastically reduced restore time in some cases from two to seven days down to 30 minutes.

“Bluepoint’s new virtualization and disaster recovery service, via the Virtual BDR system, provides institutions with an opportunity to work with a single point of responsibility for its disaster recovery and Check 21 document initiatives,” explained Hal Tilbury, president and CEO of Bluepoint Solutions. “Bluepoint’s Virtual Backup and Disaster Recovery is the only solution that provides financial institutions with simple backup and restore, full virtualization and off-site backup storage in a hands off model, all at an affordable price.”

Bluepoint’s offerings are fully monitored and managed 24/7 by its Network Operations Center. Daily verification tests are performed to maintain the integrity of the data. Bluepoint encrypts data before it leaves a server with an encryption key that only the institution controls. The data is encrypted again for its transfer over the Internet. Files are stored in encrypted form on multiple servers in high-security facilities. The data is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption technology, which cannot be read without the corresponding keys, ensuring the highest level of security for the data.

Published Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:35 PM by David Marshall
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