Oct 9, 2007
OKLAHOMA CITY, October 9, 2007 -- CoreVault™ announced today that it has received an exclusive endorsement from the Mississippi Bar Association (MBA), which represents over 7,500 attorneys and law firms throughout the state. “We are excited about this partnership because many of MBA’s members understand the importance of data protection due to their experience with Katrina”, says Jeff Cato, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for CoreVault.
“The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left us a painful reminder of the need for lawyers and law firms to back-up their data remotely,” said Mississippi Bar Executive Director Larry Houchins. “We had many lawyers on the Gulf Coast that lost all records because their backup data was stored locally in the very same offices that were destroyed by Katrina.”
In recent years, escalation of natural disasters worldwide, increases in U.S. regulatory mandates like HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley, and the high cost of human resources continue to constrain small to mid-sized employers. Many law firms, especially smaller ones, find it a challenge to get a weekly backup done, if any at all, and stored offsite on a regular basis. They understand the importance of their data, but don’t currently have a good automated and secure way of protecting their clients’ data. Despite this understanding, many companies still back up their data on tape or disk.
The Gartner Group, a nationally-recognized research firm, says, "34 percent of companies fail to test their backups, and of those that do, 77 percent have found tape backup failures." For these reasons, data backup and recovery has become critical to the success of law firms.
“CoreVault™ assures MBA members that their important data will be backed up in a secure, reliable and cost-effective manner. CoreVault’s online services also allow individual attorneys to back up their laptop data, which is a major area of vulnerability for many practicing lawyers today. Many of MBA’s members are solo practitioners with no dedicated IT staff, and smaller law firms face more challenges with regular backup. Larger law firms will benefit from our tiered service platforms designed to manage data and costs effectively on a long term basis. Gulf Coast businesses are particularly vulnerable due to their inevitable exposure to recurrent severe weather phenomena.
CoreVault’s bottom-line service offerings and affordable secure solutions can be individually tailored to a business’ unique needs, and offer unsurpassed quality protection of their clients’ data and firm’s reputation in the event of data loss.” said Cato.
Mississippi Bar members can learn more about the MBA-CoreVault™ backup plan by visiting the CoreVault™ website at www.corevault.net/msbar.
CoreVault™ provides data backup and recovery services that are automated and centrally managed to help businesses protect their data. Our solution helps companies with offsite protection, fast restores, regulatory compliance, increased security and world class customer service. In addition, CoreVault's two private data centers are geographically separated and possess redundant systems. For additional information, go to www.corevault.net.
About Mississippi Bar
The Mississippi Bar is unified bar association. All lawyers in Mississippi must be members of the Bar to practice law in Mississippi. The Bar was founded in 1906 and the Mississippi Legislature made membership mandatory in 1932. Today all of Mississippi’s 6,700+ lawyers are members of the Bar.
For additional information go to www.msbar.org.
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