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NCC Group saves businesses from third-party vendor fallout

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 26 Nov 2021

Global cybersecurity and risk mitigation specialist NCC Group has launched its new cloud service, Replicate & Recover.

The solution is designed to give customers maximum resilience against disruption of third-party cloud-based software and applications.

With Replicate & Recover, organisations can protect their business-critical assets against third-party vendor disruption and ensure that they can get back up and running quickly in the event of a supplier failure, avoiding potentially sizable downtime costs, the company states.

Built upon NCC Groups established software escrow technology, Replicate & Recover brings both escrow and data back-up (Backup as a Service (BaaS) together into a single solution.

According to the company, this guarantees that both vendors and customers have access to an independently hosted dynamic back-up of a licensed cloud-hosted or SaaS environment, as well as source code and data, in the event of unplanned downtime.

With flexible automated backups in as little as every hour and data stored in the company's secure cloud environment, businesses can benefit from full recoverability of both their critical application and most recent data minimising disruption to business operations, NCC states.

The launch supports analysis from Gartner which shows that 71% of organisations work with more vendors across their third-party network than they did three years ago.

Driven by business concerns around continuity and compliance with evolving supply chain legislation, Replicate & Recover supports organisations in building operational resilience.

NCC Group global managing director Software Resilience Simon Fieldhouse says, “Replicate & Recover is a unique service that takes the capabilities of our Escrow as a Service (EaaS) offering further by ensuring a higher level of data backup and recovery for business-critical third-party cloud applications."

Fieldhouse says, "In today’s environment, operational resilience is closely tied to how much an organisation can minimise vulnerabilities in their cloud solutions.

"Businesses that are unprepared for data loss could be faced with huge downtime, which brings significant financial implications. We’re proud to be building solutions that help our customers face the challenge of third-party vendor reliance head-on and plan for any disruption before it impacts their business.”

NCC Group global CTO Ollie Whitehouse says, “Whether organisations are seeking compliance with supply chain-related legislation, or want to protect themselves from the impact of downtime, building operational resilience is a key priority for the businesses we work with.

"The last ten years have demonstrated just how important cloud solutions are to the successful day-to-day running of almost any business."

Whitehouse conculdes, "We’re committed to helping our customers manage third-party risk and ensure they can adopt new technologies and innovate with confidence.”

Working with more than 15,000 clients worldwide, NCC Group is a information assurance firm. The company covers service areas including software escrow and verification, cybersecurity consulting and managed services.

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