New England's Largest Utilities Company, Northeast Utilities Deploys Continuity Software Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Solution

- Fortune 500 Energy Company Leverages RecoverGuard Software and DR

Assurance Service to Increase Confidence in Ability to Recover Critical IT

Systems, Post-Disaster

Mar 31, 2008, 01:00 ET from Continuity Software

    TEL AVIV, Israel and BOSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuity
 Software(TM), a leading provider of disaster recovery management (DRM)
 solutions, today announced that Northeast Utilities (NYSE:   NU), New
 England's largest utilities company, has deployed its RecoverGuard(TM)
 software and DR Assurance(TM) service to increase its confidence in its
 ability to recover critical IT systems in the face of a disaster.
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     Northeast Utilities' production and disaster recovery (DR) datacenters
 are large, complicated, heterogeneous environments with a myriad of
 interdependencies. Its environment covers three states: Connecticut, New
 Hampshire and Massachusetts, and includes both UNIX and Windows servers, as
 well as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases. The datacenters
 support and protect business services across the organization including
 ERP, supply chain and customer relationship management, as well as both
 "off-the- shelf" and "home-grown" utility specific applications.
     Because Northeast Utilities' IT environment was so large,
 interdependent and mission-critical, it was not able to simulate an
 accurate DR test scenario by shutting its systems down cold. In other
 words, in the real world there is no such thing as a 'graceful shutdown'
 during a true disaster event. Northeast Utilities had already implemented
 the most advanced technologies available and adhered religiously to
 industry best practices, however the addition of the Continuity Software
 disaster recovery management solution increased its confidence in its
 disaster recovery readiness.
     Once deployed, RecoverGuard scanned Northeast Utilities' open systems
 DR environment nightly, ensuring that no inadvertent configuration changes
 might adversely affect its recoverability status. When an issue was
 detected, RecoverGuard delivered an instantaneous alert, allowing Northeast
 Utilities to take immediate action and ensure ongoing data protection,
 disaster recoverability and business continuity. Continuity Software's DR
 Assurance service further enhanced Northeast Utilities' DR strategy. Daily
 statistics, tickets and event notifications are now sent directly to the
 Continuity Software DR Specialists Team for review and analysis. When a
 problem is detected, a Continuity Software DR Specialist alerts Northeast
 Utilities and provides recommendations on how best to remedy.
     "Northeast Utilities' datacenter is a classic example of a highly
 sophisticated environment, employing the most advanced technologies, run by
 a truly world-class team. They recognized that testing their DR environment
 several times each year was simply not sufficient and proactively sought a
 solution that would take their DR strategy to the next level," said Gil
 Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. "Continuity Software's
 RecoverGuard, backed-up by its DR Assurance service, helps Northeast
 Utilities to maintain its uncompromised commitment to data protection,
 disaster resilience and business continuity, thereby ensuring its ongoing
 delivery of the region's most robust and dependable electric and natural
 gas services."
     Northeast Utilities has also benefitted from the RecoverGuard
 Optimization Engine's ability to leverage its in-depth DR topology map in
 order to detect both under and over utilized assets, allowing Northeast
 Utilities to fine-tune its resources and further drive infrastructure
     "While the additional value Northeast Utilities is able to derive from
 its infrastructure is certainly a benefit, it really views this more as a
 further demonstration and validation that Continuity Software thoroughly
 understands its environment," said Hecht.
     About Northeast Utilities
     Northeast Utilities (NYSE:   NU), a Fortune 500 energy company based in
 Connecticut, operates New England's largest energy delivery system. NU is
 committed to safety, reliability, environmental leadership and stewardship,
 and expanding energy options for its more than two million electricity and
 natural gas customers. For further information, please visit:
     About Continuity Software
     Continuity Software(TM) is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery
 Management (DRM) solutions. Its RecoverGuard(TM) software mitigates
 disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting data protection gaps between
 customers' 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:, email:, or
 call: +1-888-782-8170 (United States) or +972-3-767-8020 (Israel).
     (c) 2008 Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard and DR
 Assurance are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and
 product names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered
 trademarks of their respective holders.
Contact: Nicole Gorman Continuity Software +1-508-397-0131

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