Recovery Solutions is a proven leader in providing disaster recovery, annual proof of
concept testing and business continuity solutions to the financial industry since 2005.
Recovery Solutions Monthly Newsletter
July 2016


Planning ahead is key to success in many arenas. Winning sports teams have a game plan for every scenario to ensure that they are prepared for anything an opponent throws their way. Is your institution set up for success in the face of adversity? The experts at Recovery Solutions can coach you through disaster planning and business resumption. 

In this month's newsletter, we discuss comprehensive testing. What does that mean? And why is it so important? 

Also, the summer and fall months are riddled with natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Is your family prepared? As the experts on disaster planning and recovery for financial institutions nationwide, we're pleased to provide you with a comprehensive guide to having your home and family prepared for any type of emergency.

Recovery Solutions is the industry leader when it comes to disaster recovery planning and business resumption for financial institutions. We provide:

  • Mobile Banking Facilities
  • Satellite Communications (Internet, Service Bureau, VoIP)
  • Comprehensive Testing to meet FFIEC Compliance
  • Complete Technology Package

The experts at Recovery Solutions have a combined 130 years of experience in the banking industry, giving us the working knowledge and expertise necessary to set your financial institution up for success if disaster strikes. 

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What Constitutes a Comprehensive Test?
In order to meet necessary FFIEC compliance, financial institutions must exhibit their ability to effectively resume normal operations in the event of disaster or a pandemic outbreak. This is done through disaster planning and, more importantly, regular testing and thorough documentation.

The Recovery Solutions team has been exclusively serving the financial industry since 2005 and is uniquely qualified to guide your team through the process of disaster recovery and testing. Using sophisticated satellite systems, secure VPN, and virtualized images of key technology components, we are able to mirror your exact infrastructure so that testing closely simulates real-life emergency situations. Within hours, our clients perform live banking transactions and transmit the records to the Service Bureau or in-house mainframe. Doing so allows you to effectively demonstrate your facility's ability to resume communication, technology and financial applications should disaster strike. 

What makes our testing services special? Documentation. Complete testing documentation not only records vital data to ensure that your facility is well prepared for any type of disaster, it meets critical FFIEC requirements. Recovery Solutions documentation includes FFIEC mandated information such as:

  • Management summary of objectives and results
  • Detailed transaction processing information RTO and RPO measurements
  • Gap analysis/Issues list/Action plan
  • Technical network communication information
  • Officer/employee participant information
  • Mobile institution facility configuration
  • Information security controls and procedure

Learn more about FFIEC compliant testing on our website, or contact us for a complete description of our services.

Family Emergency Plan
Being prepared can minimize the fear, stress, and anxiety associated with a fire, flood or other emergency. Where should you meet in case of fire? What should you keep in your automobile in case of emergency? The team at Recovery Solutions has outlined what you need to be prepared.

Our Family Emergency Plan includes planning forms, checklists, templates, tips and helpful links to ensure your family is informed and prepared in case disaster strikes.

We encourage you to share this with your entire staff so they can implement these potentially life-saving safety measures. Keeping you and your team prepared - it's what we do. Download the Family Emergency Plan today! 
See Us In Action!
On May 25, 2008 the unthinkable happened in Parkersburg, IA. An EF5 tornado struck and devastated the town, including First State Bank. With help from Recovery Solutions, they had a solid disaster recovery plan in place. Learn how they were able to be functional and serving customers within days of being hit. 
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