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

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

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

PR Newswire

BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 23, 2013

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

News Summary:

  oRSA 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.
  oThe 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.
  oThe 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 toalign 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:

  oRisk Register – Helps users identify, evaluate and mitigate risks that may
    impact their organization, locations, processes or partners.
  oBusiness 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.
  oCentrally Managed Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans – Allows
    users to develop detailed recovery plans for business processes or IT
    assets, utilizing automated workflow for plan testing, activation and
    approval.
  oEnhanced 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 recovery  plans to recover disrupted business operations,
    facilities or IT infrastructure.
  oTighter Integration with 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:

  oRegisterfor the RSA Archer New BCM Solution: An All-in-One Approach
    Webcast -- January 24, 2013, 10:00 am EST/3:00 pm GMT
  oGet more information on RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and
    Operations
  oGet more information on the RSA Archer eGRC platform
  oDownload the RSA Archer BCM Mobile App for the iPhone and iPad in iTunes
  oConnect 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
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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 factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and
new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability;
(vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated
with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the
uncertainty 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

Website: http://www.emc.com
Contact: Alison Parker, RSA, the Security Division of EMC, +1-781-515-6313,
alison.j.parker@emc.com
 
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