RSA adds DR and crisis management to its product suite

by CXOtoday News Desk    Jan 24, 2013

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RSA, the Security Division of EMC Corporation introduced two new additions to its RSA Archer product suite. The new addition is designed to help customers meet ever changing and comprehensive business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management demands.

RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations is a tightly integrated solution 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. 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.

Offering a flexible platform, continuity professionals can efficiently execute business continuity and disaster recovery process changes while limiting the need to invest in costly professional services.

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.

“Today nearly every business process depends on a digital infrastructure, but aligning business continuity and disaster recovery planning to the needs and risk levels of the business has been very challenging for IT professionals. By offering a broad solution that covers the entire process from designing and testing to mobile access, we’re working to make it easier to align risk and criticality with business continuity plans,” said Martin Goulet, Director Product Marketing, RSA.

The company stated that the new addition will support EMC’s overall mission of building trust in next-generation IT solutions by automating the approach to business continuity, disaster recovery and effective crisis management.