Cellcom Chooses Continuity Software to Ensure Data Protection and Disaster Recovery (DR) Capabilities

Leading Cellular Communications Operator Deploys RecoverGuard Solution to

Ensure Continuity of Service to Three Million Subscribers

Oct 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Continuity Software

    BOSTON and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuity
 Software(TM), a leading provider of Disaster Recovery Management (DRM)
 solutions, today announced that Cellcom, a leading cellular communications
 operator in Israel, serving over three million subscribers, has deployed a
 Continuity Software RecoverGuard(TM) software solution to support its data
 protection, disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity initiatives.
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     As a result of Cellcom's recent rapid growth, its infrastructure had
 become extremely complex, with intricate interdependencies between its
 business services, business protection requirements and multitude of
     "Due to the rapid growth of our infrastructure, we needed the ability
 to conduct all of the tests necessary on our data protection
 infrastructure, in a completely automatic and transparent fashion," said
 Arie Dery, IT Infrastructure Department Manager, Cellcom. "After careful
 review of alternative vendors and technology solutions, Continuity Software
 RecoverGuard emerged as the best-of-breed solution able to meet our
     Within the first day of deployment, RecoverGuard automatically scanned
 the Cellcom IT infrastructure, collecting data from storage assets, servers
 and databases. Using its patent pending detection technology, RecoverGuard
 quickly found configuration gaps in the infrastructure of varying types and
 severities. Issues were resolved in order of importance. The RecoverGuard
 solution is now configured to continuously scan the infrastructure to
 ensure ongoing protection against newly created vulnerabilities.
     "The RecoverGuard technology also helped us to identify infrastructure
 optimization opportunities, including multiple terabytes of high-end
 storage no longer in use, which we have been able to reclaim and now
 utilize for business critical applications," added Dery. "Whenever a
 milestone was achieved in this migration project, we would simply check the
 RecoverGuard diagnosis to confirm all assets were configured properly and
 recoverability was ensured."
     Other improvement opportunities have included bandwidth utilization
 reduction as a result of fine tuning the replication configuration and
 elimination of non-production data replication between data centers.
     "To support its long lasting reputation for service availability and to
 protect its customers' assets, Cellcom had invested significant efforts and
 resources in its data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity
 initiatives. As a result, its infrastructure was exceptionally well
 architected and managed, with a level of awareness that was remarkably
 high," said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. "With
 RecoverGuard, Cellcom has been able to further improve its data protection
 preparedness and can now confidently validate that its IT infrastructure is
 able to meet its business protection goals." He continued, "What is more,
 Cellcom can now fully optimize its infrastructure and data protection
 resources, allowing for dramatic operational and capital expenditure
     About Cellcom Israel
     Cellcom Israel Ltd., established in 1994, is the leading Israeli
 cellular provider; Cellcom Israel provides its 3 million subscribers (as at
 June 2007) with a broad range of value added services including cellular
 and landline telephony, roaming services for tourists in Israel and for its
 subscribers abroad and additional services in the areas of music, video,
 mobile office etc., based on Cellcom Israel's technologically advanced
 infrastructure. Cellcom Israel operates an HSDPA 3.5 Generation network
 enabling the fastest high speed content transmission available in the
 world, in addition to GSM/GPRS/EDGE and TDMA networks. Cellcom Israel
 offers Israel's broadest and largest customer service infrastructure
 including telephone customer service centers, retail stores, and service
 and sale centers, distributed nationwide. Through its broad customer
 service network Cellcom Israel offers its customers technical support,
 account information, direct to the door parcel services, internet and fax
 services, dedicated centers for the hearing impaired etc. In April 2006
 Cellcom Fixed Line Communications L.P., a limited partnership wholly-owned
 by Cellcom Israel, became the first cellular operator to be granted a
 special general license for the provision of landline telephone
 communication services in Israel, in addition to data communication
 services. For additional information please visit the Company's website
     About Continuity Software
     Continuity Software(TM) is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery
 Management (DRM) solutions. Its RecoverGuard(TM) software mitigates data
 protection and disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting replication
 infrastructure gaps and configuration vulnerabilities between a customer's
 primary production and disaster recovery sites. With RecoverGuard software,
 customers can now confidently validate their DR strategy, and ultimately,
 ensure their business continuity and data protection goals. For further
 information, please visit: http://www.continuitysoftware.com, email:
 info@continuitysoftware.com, or call: 888-782-8170 (United States) or
 +972-9-962-0600 (Israel).
     Continuity Software and RecoverGuard are trademarks of Continuity
 Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be
 trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
     Nicole Gorman

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