CoNetrix launches Aspire CloudRecovery as an Enhanced Backup Solution for Financial Institutions and Small Businesses


Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) July 10, 2013

CoNetrix, a leading provider of networking, cloud and banking technologies, is pleased to announce a new innovative solution for disaster recovery: Aspire CloudRecovery.

Many small-to-medium-sized businesses have applications that are critical to their operations. Losing access to these applications and data, even for a few hours, can have a huge impact on customer service and profitability. Acquiring backup hardware and software to be ready in the event of a disaster can be very expensive.

Through the Aspire CloudRecovery service, CoNetrix can host backup copies of servers and data for a fixed monthly cost. This Recovery as a Service (RaaS) provides customers the ability to access restored versions of their servers and data if they experience a local server or site disaster.

Numerous operating system platforms are supported such as all physical systems running Windows 2003 and later, most recent Linux distributions and virtual systems running under VMware and Hyper-V.

Aspire CloudRecovery can also be implemented as a managed data backup service without the disaster recovery option for a lower cost. Backup data can be saved locally at the customer site for no extra charge, dependent on hardware capacity.

Aspire CloudRecovery hosting provides daily managed and monitored incremental backups over the Internet using a secure connection to the Aspire Cloud. Once a year the service is tested through a simulated disaster. This provides peace of mind that data will be available and processes will continue to function in a variety of disaster situations.

About Aspire: Aspire is cloud hosting bundled with the trusted support and security offered by CoNetrix. Instead of housing bulky and expensive technology, clients can transition their applications and data to the enterprise-class computer infrastructure accessed securely via the Internet. CoNetrix is committed to an annual SSAE 16 examination in its performance in order to maintain its standards of security and deliver the highest quality in virtualized services to its customers. Aspire services include Aspire CloudServer, Aspire CloudMail, and Aspire CloudRecovery.

About CoNetrix: CoNetrix is a full-service technology consulting, security and compliance firm with roots dating back to 1977. Founded in Lubbock, Texas, CoNetrix now serves customers across the U.S., providing a variety of technology and security solutions, including online security and compliance software, IT audits, security vulnerability testing, risk management, technology consulting, cloud hosting, and managed services. Security is designed into all of its offerings, from its software to its consulting and network services. CoNetrix specifically serves financial institutions such as banks, savings associations, credit unions, and trust companies as well as enterprises requiring a high level of security in their operations.







CoNetrix Announces Successful Completion of an SSAE 16 Examination


Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

CoNetrix is pleased to announce the successful completion of an SSAE 16 examination. The exam, formally known as a Report on Controls at a Service Organization (SOC 1) was performed by BrightLine CPAs & Associates, Inc., an independent CPA firm, for Virtual Cloud and Exchange Hosting Services.

SSAE (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements) No. 16, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization (AICPA, Professional Standards, AT sec. 801) is an attestation standard that superseded the SAS 70 audit standard and establishes the requirements and guidance for reporting on controls at a service organization relevant to user entities internal control over financial reporting.

Successful completion of the SSAE 16 allows CoNetrix to meet the needs of its customers in regards to hosted network services on CoNetrix servers. The examination is meant to determine the effectiveness of the controls that service organizations, like CoNetrix, implement to prevent, or detect and correct, errors or omissions in the information provided to customers.

During the examination, CoNetrix identified nine categories of control objectives to mitigate risks associated with the Aspire Cloud Hosting Service. Specific control objectives have been specified in the following categories:

Data Backup
Network Security
Physical Security
Environmental Security
Virtual Machine Security
Operating System Security
Exchange Security
Maintenance and Change Management
Network and Systems Availability and Monitoring

Through its Aspire Cloud Hosting product, CoNetrix provides virtualized cloud and mail Exchange hosting services to small and medium sized businesses, and other companies and financial institutions (banks, savings associations, credit unions, and trust companies) requiring a high level of security for their operations. Customers are offered a suite of managed IT solutions, up to and including fully managed networks and infrastructure. User systems are secured logically and physically, and monitoring of systems helps ensure reliable availability.

CoNetrix Aspire Cloud Hosting specifically includes the following services:

Maintenance to current service pack and patch levels for products licensed and installed on servers hosted by CoNetrix, including Microsoft software, Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime and Java Runtime Environment.
Weekly full backup and nightly incremental backup of hosted servers
Maintenance of anti-virus updates on all hosted servers
Maintenance of firewall systems at the CoNetrix facility for hosted servers
Maintenance of telecommunications connectivity at the CoNetrix facility
Monitoring of server uptime and availability
Licensing for all Microsoft servers and applications hosted at the CoNetrix facility
Setup of new user accounts for hosted Exchange

In addition to providing Aspire Cloud Hosting services, CoNetrix also offers network consulting, network design and implementation projects, IT audits and security assessments, and tandem security and compliance software that includes modules for business continuity planning, risk assessments, policies and vendor management.

CoNetrix is committed to an annual examination in its performance in order to maintain its standards of security and deliver the highest quality in cloud hosting services to its customers.







CoNetrix Launches New Tandem Compliance Calendar to Assist Banks and Credit Unions with Regulatory Compliance


Lubbock, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

CoNetrix, the leading information security and technology solutions provider for financial institutions, announced the release of tandem Compliance Calendar on June 30, 2012. A new module in their tandem Security and Compliance software suite, the tandem Compliance Calendar is designed to help financial institutions effectively manage regulatory requirements and schedule compliance tasks such as the release of new rules and guidance, risk assessments, training, audits, exams, board related items, and other required events.

“We created this compliance management tool based on requests from our customers,” said Russ Horn, CoNetrix President. “We found there was an unfulfilled need to provide financial institutions with the ability to view, schedule, create and manage all of their required tasks from one location, so we are pleased to provide this new compliance software management tool complimentary to financial institutions as a way of giving back to the banking community,” Horn commented.

Some of the features and benefits of the complimentary tandem Compliance Calendar include: a dashboard overview displaying upcoming events, past due events, proposed events, year at a glance, and more; a calendar view for visually managing events; an event scheduler to easily view, schedule, and track repeating requirements; event categories allowing you to sort and filter events; email notifications and reminders; a list of recommended regulatory events and recurring requirements; the ability to add events and requirements; and much more.

About tandem Security and Compliance Software: tandem was the first comprehensive online Information Security Program software solution designed to help financial institutions create and maintain a complete program to comply with GLBA and the Interagency Guidelines Establishing Information Security Standards. While tandem was designed as a complete solution from the ground up, it was fashioned into modules which allow for versatility. The modules include risk assessment, policies, vendor management, business continuity plan, identity theft prevention program, internet banking security program, and now compliance calendar. Today, tandem serves more than 450 financial institutions, with over 9,500 active users in over 40 states.

About CoNetrix: CoNetrix is a full-service technology consulting, security and compliance firm with roots dating back to 1977. Founded in Lubbock, Texas, CoNetrix now serves customers across the U.S., providing a variety of technology and security solutions, including online security and compliance software, IT audits, security vulnerability testing, risk management, technology consulting, cloud hosting, and managed services. Security is designed into all of its offerings, from its software to its consulting services. CoNetrix specifically serves financial institutions such as banks, savings associations, credit unions, and trust companies as well as enterprises requiring a high level of security in their operations. CoNetrix is headquartered at 5214 68th Street, Suite 200, Lubbock, Texas 79424; telephone 806-687-8600 or (toll free) 800-356-6568; email info(at)CoNetrix(dot)com

Learn more about CoNetrix at http://www.conetrix.com