RSA Introduces New Integrated Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management Solution

Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:00am EST

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New RSA Archer® Solution and Mobile App Helps Customers Prepare for and Minimize
Impact of Business Disruptions










BEDFORD, Mass.,  Jan. 23, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --



News Summary:

* RSA Archer®  Business Continuity Management and Operations is one of the
industry's most tightly integrated solutions for managing business continuity,
disaster recovery and crisis management, designed to enable alignment of
continuity planning with an organization's business priorities and integration
with enterprise GRC processes.  
* The new RSA Archer BCM Mobile App provides iPhone®  and iPad®  mobile digital
device users with visibility into details of business continuity and disaster
recovery plans from any location, enabling accelerated responsiveness during
crisis events.  
* The addition of the RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations
solution and mobile app to the RSA Archer portfolio, 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.

Full Story:



RSA, the Security Division of  EMC Corporation  (NYSE: EMC), today introduced
two significant additions to its RSA Archer®  product suite 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 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.  

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 provides
templates engineered to perform business impact analyses and risk analyses at
any level of the business hierarchy or enterprise infrastructure, and tie to
other risk assessments.

As engineered, 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 RecoveryPlans  - 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 recoveryplans to recover disrupted business operations, facilities or
IT infrastructure.  
* Tighter Integrationwith Other RSA Archer GRC Components  - Lets users relate
Business Continuity Management components such as risks, BIAs, recovery plans or
crises 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.

The addition of the RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations
solution and mobile app to the RSA Archer portfolio helps 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.



Executive Quote:



Martin Goulet, Director Product Marketing, RSA, The Security Division of EMC



"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. This lets IT deliver greater
business value, and helps businesses better manage digital risks and deliver
more trusted services to their internal and external customers. Tight
integration with enterprise GRC processes helps ensure better alignment of
business continuity management efforts with overall business risk and business
strategies."

Customer Quotes:



Darren Nichols, MBCP, Sprint Business Continuity Office (BCO) 



"As a major wireless telecommunications provider, having a mobile application is
high on our list of features for our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Planning solution. The RSA Archer BCM mobile app gives us one more option for
quickly accessing contact and plan data while we are away from our computers."

Daniel Minter CBCP, MBCI, Equifax - Global Business Continuity Management



"We have encountered a 60% reduction in time it takes to create BC/DR report
templates and our users are reporting far better output for their BC plans and
business impact assessments.  With the RSA Archer Business Continuity Management
solution, we are light years ahead of where we were with our BC/DR program."

Availability:

The RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations solution, and the
RSA Archer BCM Mobile App, are currently available to customers worldwide.      
     



Additional Resources:

* Register for the  RSA Archer New BCM Solution: An All-in-One Approach  Webcast
--  January 24, 2013,  10:00 am EST/3:00 pm GMT
* Get more information on  RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and
Operations
* Get more information on the  RSA Archer  eGRC platform  
* Download the RSA Archer BCM Mobile App for the iPhone and iPad in  iTunes
* Connect with RSA via  Twitter,  Facebook,  YouTube, and  LinkedIn

About RSA



RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security,  risk
and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the
world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and
sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational
risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and
securing virtual and cloud environments.  

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control,
data loss prevention, encryption &  key management, compliance & security
information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to
millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data
that is generated. For more information, please visit  www.RSA.com  and 
www.EMC.com.

EMC, RSA and Archer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC
Corporation in  the United States  and/or other countries. iPod and iPad are
registered trademarks of Apple Inc.  All other products and/or services are
trademarks of their respective owners.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal
Securities Laws.  Actual results could differ materially from those projected in
the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including
but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market
conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii)
the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and
the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive
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of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and
market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business,
including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges
and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies;
(ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x)
insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange
rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or
networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or
acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors
disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of EMC Corporation,
the parent company of RSA, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 
EMC and RSA disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements after the date of this release.

SOURCE  EMC Corporation


Alison Parker, RSA, the Security Division of EMC, +1-781-515-6313,
alison.j.parker@emc.com

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