RSA Archer mobilises DR and risk management

RSA Archer mobilises DR and risk management

A new platform to automate and expedite responses when systems fail

Security specialist RSA late last month announced additions to its RSA Archer enterprise IT risk management portfolio.

The new RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations product is designed to allow organsiations to respond to crisis in alignment with their governance, risk mitigation and incident management.

The BCM includes a risk register to help identify and mitigate risks that may impact operations and a business impact analysis tool to determine coordinated recovery objectives. The product integrates with existing RSA risk management offerings, and helps automate approahces to business continuity and disaster recovery.

RSA, a division of data management specialist EMC, announced that it has also introduced an app for iOS 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.

According to the announcement, In the event that a datacentre is not available, the RSA Archer BCM Mobile App allowis 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.

RSA has a distinct channel programme separate from EMC, called Secure World. The vendor distrubtes in Australia and New Zealand through Express Data. The vendor works with large system integrators and smalelr security specialists, with about 80 percent of their business conducted through channels and the rest direct business with government agencies and other large organisations.

RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations is engineered to align with BS25999, NIMS and ISO 22301, according to a statement. The platform is designed for continuity professionals to efficiently execute business continuity and disaster recovery process changes while limiting the need to invest in costly professional services.

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