SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IT-Lifeline, a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and compliance testing solutions for the financial services industry, has implemented its three-step Post-Test Analysis to enable banks and credit unions to proactively identify and make corrections to business continuity plans.
IT-Lifeline’s Post-Test Analysis focuses on assisting bank and credit union IT managers on developing better disaster recovery programs that meet FFIEC guidelines through a careful study of testing results. This analysis reduces risk to the institution and its stakeholders and ensures that examiners’ expectations are met during audits. Key elements of the Post-Test Analysis include:
- Analyzing disaster recovery test results to evaluate the skill level of staff; effectiveness of key equipment, such as servers, telephone service and associated wiring and determining which business processes worked efficiently during the test and which slowed the recovery process;
- Preparing a report that identifies key flaws within the disaster recovery program, developing a strategic plan to resolve them and setting benchmarks for the next disaster recovery test to further evaluate improvement;
- Providing recommendations regarding extra training of staff, additional equipment to be used for recovery purposes and using data from the disaster recovery test to update the recovery plan and prepare for the next test.
“Our Post-Test Analysis enables banks and credit unions to identify flaws in their disaster recovery programs and reduce risk to their institutions by developing cost-effective solutions that shorten the recovery process and improve regulatory compliance,” said Matt Gerber, CEO of IT-Lifeline.
About IT Lifeline
IT-Lifeline provides customers with a full range of private cloud-based information protection and recovery alternatives and facilities. The company’s certified experts, advanced technology infrastructure and facilities ensure cost effective, secure data vaulting and fast recovery from system failure, human error, or nature or man-caused adversity. Located in geologically stable, climatically mild eastern Washington State, IT-Lifeline’s business recovery center is easy to get to from anywhere in the Western United States. Additional information is available at www.itlifeline.net.