BUSINESS CONTINUITY RULING TO SET STANDARDS FOR BRITISH BUSINESSES. DataFort Helps Companies Achieve Accreditation With PAS 56

DataFort, the leading provider of managed off-site data backup, today announced that it's award-winning remote backup system will help small to medium sized companies comply with a new British standard set to come into force within the next eighteen months.

The new Government-backed PAS 56 standard will encourage companies to adopt best practice in business continuity and disaster recovery planning. It provides a checklist, alerting businesses to potential risks. To align their processes with the new standard, companies will need to put in place clearly defined backup procedures and retrieval processes for their business critical data.

Gavin Smith, CEO and founder of DataFort comments: "Without PAS 56 compliance, companies may find it difficult to win business as they cannot guarantee continuity of service, should their systems go off-line for a substantial period of time. Smaller companies may struggle to achieve compliance with PAS 56, as secure backup can be costly, while the testing and management of business continuity systems can be difficult for companies with limited resources."

"DataFort offers a completely managed backup service that removes the administrative burden of business continuity, allowing SMEs to focus on their core daily activities", continues Smith. "Daily backups can be remotely configured, tested and monitored to ensure compliance with PAS 56."

Based on a utility pricing model, DataFort customers only need to pay for the storage space they use. Data is stored on mirrored servers at a highly secure, fireproof data centre and customers can easily restore information back to their current or new computer as needed.

Pricing and Availability
DataFort 3.0 is available now, with prices starting from £9.95 per month for enough space to archive up to a 1Gb of information. A new online support desk has also been opened this week

Further information on DataFort - including interviews, reviews, users stories and site visits - is available from:

Ian Peel / Natalie Johnson
Datafort press office
MCC International Ltd
Tel: 01962 888 100

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