Diagnostic Software discovers disaster recovery vulnerabilities.

Press Release Summary:

Targeting enterprise-class business organizations, RecoverGuard v5.4 ensures disaster recovery (DR), High Availability (HA), and SLA compliance across geographically distributed primary production, remote DR, and private cloud computing environments. Solution provides diverse IBM platform support as well as 4,900+ risk signatures in addition to disaster recovery (DR) Capacity Management and Multiple Scan Schedule Support.

Original Press Release:

Continuity Software Launches RecoverGuard Version 5.4 - Industry's Leading Enterprise-Class High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) Testing and Vulnerability Detection Solution

DR Capacity Management, Multiple Scan Schedule Support, Extended IBM Platform Support and Almost 500 New Risk Signatures Ensures DR, HA and SLA Compliance across Globally Distributed Business Organizations

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel -- Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ](TM), the world's leading provider of disaster recovery (DR) [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/solutions/disaster_recovery_testing ] and high availability (HA) [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/ha-testing-monitoring ] monitoring and management solutions, today announced the general availability of RecoverGuard [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/products.html ] version 5.4 (v5.4) featuring key enhancements intended to target the specific needs of enterprise-class business organizations, including DR Capacity Management and Multiple Scan Schedule Support, as well as extended IBM platform support and almost 500 new risk signatures. For the first time, global companies can ensure DR, HA and service level agreement (SLA) compliance across their geographically distributed primary production, remote DR and private cloud computing environments.

RecoverGuard v5.4's new features and benefits include:

- Disaster Recovery (DR) Capacity Management - Ensures recovery site computing and storage capacity meets business goals; auto-notification provided when recovery site capacity misaligns with requirements.
- Multiple Scan Schedule Support - Enables users to add and support multiple verification schedules across an unlimited number of countries, continents and time zones.
- Added IBM Platform Support - DS 6xxx, 8xxx and XIV as well as all native replication protocols (i.e., Global Mirror, Metro Mirror, FlashCopy, Global Copy, snapshots and remote mirroring). RecoverGuard's extensive Support Matrix can be found at: www.continuitysoftware.com/products/support_matrix.
- Over 4,900 Risk Signatures - almost 500 new risk signatures added as a result of direct feedback from enterprise customers; RecoverGuard database continuously updated to ensure all of the most prevalent, as well as the rarest of potential risks can be proactively discovered and eliminated.

Architecting IT to mitigate business risk is really just the first step to true HA and DR. Configuration drift remains a constant challenge. Standby systems become out-of-sync as the production environment constantly changes, the data center staff work to manually apply the changes to the HA and DR systems, and inevitably - changes slip through. Annual, even semi-annual, testing has proven to be unsuccessful - confirming instead that the systems are out-of-sync and the IT environment highly vulnerable.

"Today's enterprise-class business organizations are extremely adept at defining their high availability and disaster recovery strategy, as well as building a program to support their pre-defined recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTO and RPO). However, where most fall short is in their ability to track compliance with these goals. Given the size, globally distributed, dynamic nature of today's enterprise, to try to do so manually is quite simply a daunting task, that often times is neglected," said David A. Chapa, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group [http://www.esg-global.com ] (ESG). "RecoverGuard v5.4 is a tool that can help its users to make certain that they do not fall below their minimum thresholds and thereby ensure they maintain SLA compliance."

"Indeed, today's enterprise data centers are extremely large, incredibly complex and being changed/updated on a constant basis. To attempt to compare production and recovery sites, as well as private cloud infrastructures on a daily basis is not a trivial endeavor," said Doron Pinhas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ]. "This is however exactly what RecoverGuard continuously and completely transparently accomplishes. RecoverGuard finds all gaps and vulnerabilities as they happen - instead of waiting 6 months to a year - during which time the company is unprotected. Moreover, with RecoverGuard's v5.4 enhancements customers can rest assured that their highly distributed, business critical data and applications will remain highly-available and protected in the face of any manmade or natural disaster."

RecoverGuard v5.4 is now generally available at a starting price of US $2,000 per server/per year.

About Continuity Software
Continuity Software is the leading provider of high availability (HA) [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/ha-testing-monitoring ] and disaster recovery (DR) [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/solutions/disaster_recovery_testing ] monitoring and management solutions. Trusted by many of the world's largest companies, its award winning RecoverGuard [http://www.continuitysoftware.com/products.html ] software mitigates downtime and data-loss risks, via its patent-protected Analytics (Gap Detection) technology and vast (>4,900 signatures) community-based knowledge base. With RecoverGuard, customers can be confident that their data is protected, systems are recoverable and business continuity goals will be met or exceeded. For further information, please visit: www.continuitysoftware.com, email: info@continuitysoftware.com, or call: +1-888-782-8170 (United States) or +972 (3) 6470888 (Israel).

(c) 2011 Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard and DR Assurance are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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