Jack Henry expands IT-Lifeline relationship

Source: Jack Henry

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY), a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services primarily for the financial services industry, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with IT-Lifeline which enabled the addition of Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery to its suite of disaster preparedness and recovery solutions.

Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery is an enterprise-wide data protection and recovery solution for Windows servers and their resident data. This cost-effective, secure data vaulting service supports Windows-based core systems, complementary banking solutions, and ancillary business systems such as email and office document platforms. The disk-based data protection and recovery services enable financial institutions to enhance their business continuity planning and testing, and expedite disaster response with immediate data access and recovery and local data restores. Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery provides offsite data storage, eliminates the time and cost associated with tape-based recovery, provides workstation access from any location with an Internet connection, and is compliant with the FFIEC requirements for progressive and periodic testing of business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. This cloud-based information protection and recovery solution leverages stringent operational and security controls, a sophisticated technology infrastructure, state-of-the-art facilities, and certified experts.

According to Doug Childress, Jack Henry & Associates' general manager responsible for the Centurion offering, "Considering the ever-increasing regulatory scrutiny and the magnitude of the natural disasters our country has experienced during the past several years, business continuity planning and disaster recovery are top-of-mind concerns for most financial institutions. Banks and credit unions are required to have proven plans and the operational redundancies to continue serving their customers and members during temporary business interruptions or catastrophic disasters. Our suite of Centurion solutions has been assembled to support virtually every component of our clients' operational infrastructures with proven solutions that include business continuity consulting, disaster recovery hot sites and mobile banking centers, hardware reduundancy alternatives, an array of data replication and electronic vaulting solutions, check and document image vaulting solutions, and even a staff emergency communication system. Centurion Enterprise-Level Recovery is a strategic addition to our Centurion products and services that help our diverse clients meet regulatory requirements, prepare for the unexpected and unavoidable, and expedite their return to business-as-usual."

Matt Gerber, CEO of IT-Lifeline, said, "We are excited about the opportunity to expand our strategic alliance with Jack Henry & Associates and to support its nationwide customer base with our proven solution for protecting financial institutions' Windows servers and their resident data with electronic vaulting, testing, and recovery. We share an interest in helping banks and credit unions meet FFIEC requirements and together we offer a complete solution for disaster recovery compliance." 

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