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RSA launches integrated business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management software

RSA, the Security Division of EMC Corporation, has introduced a new integrated business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management software solution to its RSA Archer product suite.

RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations is claimed to be ‘one of the industry's most tightly integrated solutions designed to address business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management’. Engineered to align with BS25999, NIMS and ISO 22301, it offers a standards-based approach to business continuity planning. Notably, deeper integration with other GRC processes such as enterprise risk management, incident management and third-party management, helps allow companies to align recovery efforts with organizational objectives and priorities for enhanced visibility, accountability and reporting.

Key features of RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations include:

  • Risk Register – Helps users identify, evaluate and mitigate risks that may impact their organization, locations, processes or partners.
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA) – Gives users the ability to evaluate the criticality of their processes and determine recovery objectives (RTO and RPO) that are coordinated across supporting infrastructure.
  • Centrally managed business continuity and disaster recovery plans – Allows users to develop detailed recovery plans for business processes or IT assets, utilizing automated workflow for plan testing, activation and approval.
  • Enhanced crisis management and response – Helps enable users to report and manage crisis events, send emergency notifications to communicate crisis information to appropriate personnel, and activate business continuity or disaster recovery plans to recover disrupted business operations, facilities or IT infrastructure.
  • Tighter integration with other RSA Archer GRC components – Lets users relate business continuity management components to organizational units (e.g., divisions, business units) and infrastructure (e.g., processes, facilities, IT applications or vital records) for visibility, accountability and reporting.

Additionally, RSA has also introduced the availability of the RSA Archer BCM Mobile App. As a key component in a GRC mobile strategy, the app is designed to augment hard copy plans and enable rapid response during a crisis situation by offering visibility into business continuity or disaster recovery plans and associated strategies, tasks, calling trees and requirements from most locations. In the event that a data center is not available, the RSA Archer BCM Mobile App is engineered to provide high availability, allowing the end user offline access to resources from the time the app was last synced. Additional capabilities including a Mobile App Toolkit built to enable customers to create and design custom applications including questionnaires and assessments will also be supported in a future release.

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•Date: 24th Jan 2013 • US/World •Type: Article • Topic: BC software

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