TORONTO, CANADA, May 14, 2014 – Asigra Inc., a leading cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider since 1986 today announced that financial services firm, Hanrick Curran, has switched from tape to cloud backup in order to ensure compliance with financial industry standards. With organisational growth making it increasingly difficult to meet stringent mandates, the accounting and business advisory firm selected service provider partner, After Dark Technology Pty. Ltd, to deploy their compliance-ready cloud backup solution powered by Asigra.
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Prior to selecting cloud-based data recovery, tape backup had been the primary data protection technology for Hanrick Curran. A growing number of business requirements and regulatory issues continued to surpass the capabilities of its backup infrastructure resulting in the need to modernise operations. The exposure of data to potential loss and unauthorised access due to the storage of several hundred backup tapes offsite, accelerated the company’s decision to improve its compliance profile.
As a financial services organisation, Hanrick Curran is subject to the rules and regulations concerning personally identifiable information (PII). According to the Australian Privacy Act of 1988 and Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act of 2000, there are 13 Australia Privacy Principles (APPs) regulating the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by private sector organisations. Backup and recovery data falls under “Use and Disclosure” and requires that organisations must not disclose or cause the disclosure of such personal information. This includes information that is commonly found in customer databases, files and the backup data solution that protects these environments.
To address the shortcomings of tape, Hanrick Curran worked with IT services provider, After Dark Technology Pty. Ltd., to deploy Asigra Cloud Backup. This new backup technology has returned precious IT resources by offering dramatically faster and more reliable recoveries without the cumbersome management or time requirements. With respect to information security and compliance, Asigra Cloud Backup encrypts data in-flight and at-rest using NIST FIPS 140-2 certified AES-256 encryption to ensure data privacy.
“As a trusted advisor to Hanrick Curran we understand the security and compliance concerns the organisation is challenged with and our assessments and actions are built upon this knowledge,” said Stephen Gibson, Technical Director, After Dark Technology Pty Ltd. “After Dark Technology’s full service management alleviates customer concerns with respect to data recovery as we take on the IT manager’s role to ensure that all procedures are performed in alignment with local and international regulatory guidelines.”
“It is critical that customer data is securely stored while remaining accessible. Equally important is the ability to retain data over extended periods of time to meet compliance mandates,” said Chris Holland, IT Manager, Hanrick Curran Pty Ltd. “Our tape-based solution was falling short on several fronts relegating it to history as we modernised our backup infrastructure with cloud backup. The new solution provides both local and remote recovery while providing the ability to meet our security and recovery time objectives.”
“Regulatory compliance is a key concern for organisations in the financial services space,” said Eran Farajun, Executive Vice President, Asigra. “Asigra Cloud Backup has proven to be the ideal solution for Hanrick Curran by safeguarding data and ensuring end-to-end data protection to reduce the risk of data loss and unauthorised access.”
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Trusted since 1986, Asigra provides organisations around the world the ability to recover their data now from anywhere through a global network of partners who deliver cloud backup and recovery services as public, private and/or hybrid deployments. As the industry’s first enterprise-class agentless cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, databases and applications, SaaS and IaaS based applications, Asigra lowers the total cost of ownership, reduces recovery time objectives, eliminates silos of backup data by providing a single consolidated repository, and provides 100% recovery assurance. Asigra’s revolutionary patent-pending Recovery License Model provides organisations with a cost effective data recovery business model unlike any other offered in the storage market. Asigra has been recognised as a Gartner Cool Vendor and has been included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software since 2010. More information on Asigra can be found at www.asigra.com.
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 Australian Privacy Principles, Privacy Fact Sheet, http://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/privacy-act/australian-privacy-principles
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