Published on August 17, 2017
A vital component of business planning unfortunately involves considering how your organization will continue to function if a disaster strikes. Whether it’s a natural event, like a flood, earthquake or hurricane, or a cyber attack that renders your systems inoperable, there are many types of incidents that can bring your operations to a halt. But with a bit of planning and the right backup systems in place, you can mitigate the effects on your business, and get back up and running quickly.
In these unfortunate scenarios, it’s important to maintain communication—with your employees, customers, legal team, partners and anyone else you rely on or who relies on your service. Typically, this would be led by email. But in many disaster scenarios, email is compromised. That’s why it’s essential to have a backup ready—a known way to maintain secure, stable communications in the event of an attack or natural disaster that makes your current system unusable.
Because it is fully hosted by us, Hushmail is completely independent of your existing infrastructure, and immune from the events that may have affected your systems. It’s a web-based platform that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, through a web browser, email client, or our iPhone app. The system would be set up and configured in a ready-to-go state that can be activated as soon as needed.
Hushmail provides your business continuity team, and your greater organization, with a platform that enables secure, encrypted communication among geographically dispersed team members, allowing them to co-ordinate remediation of your systems. Hushmail can also be deployed to others in your organization, so they can continue their work with little interruption.
Use of such a service would be event-driven, a temporary measure that might only be needed for a few hours or weeks. Once your normal email services have been restored, users of the alternate system would no longer use their Hushmail accounts and the system will be reset to a ready but dormant state. Any messages and data sent through Hushmail could be pulled into an archive, for easy accessibility.
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Want to find out more about how Hushmail can form the backbone of your business continuity plan? Reach out today and we’ll be in touch.