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SunGard Announces New Releases

WAYNE, Pa. -- SunGard Availability Services today launched a new version of its Paragon software which expands the information availability planning and management tools organizations can utilize to help them ensure uninterrupted access to their business data and systems. The software raises the bar in helping organizations manage their overall information availability program by making it easier to link business continuity and disaster recovery plans with specific business strategies, and expanding options available in managing real-time manpower deployments and communications during disruptions.

An information availability program is only effective if it reflects today’s business and technology environments,” said Ann Pickren, senior vice president, Software Products Group at SunGard Availability Services. “This new version of Paragon adds tools to keep up with organizational and infrastructure changes so plans are always current. It leverages SunGard’s intellectual capital generated from writing thousands of business continuity plans and running over 100,000 tests.”

The new capabilities advance each SunGard Paragon component including:

  • Profiles, which provides a “living whiteboard” to profile an organization’s infrastructure, environment and interdependencies, can now be printed and stored – in addition to being viewed. This capability
    enables companies to take a snapshot of an infrastructure area and examine the impact should a disruption occur. For example, an organization could look at how people, business functions and facilities
    would be affected if a specific server was disrupted.
  • Impacts, which allows organizations to conduct a business impact analysis of a potential disruption, provides the ability to create surveys, which now can feed results directly to any item in an availability
    plan. For instance, companies could assess and record how potential system disruptions may affect a business process such as Sarbanes-Oxley compliance procedures.
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