Our friends in the Southeastern United States can’t seem to catch a break. First it was Hermine, now it’s Matthew. And with Hurricane Nicole predicted to nudge Matthew back to Florida’s arms, we’d like to first and foremost wish all of our friends in the storm’s path to be safe and to take all of the safety precautions you can. After you’ve made sure that you and your family are safe, it’s time to make sure your email is too.
Bad weather can create a perfect storm for business, which is why AppRiver would like to remind all of our friends in the storm’s hot zones about our free Digital Disaster Preparedness Service (DDPS). First made available in 2005, DDPS is a service designed to prevent businesses from losing email in the event of a mail server outage. We’re offering it at no charge to our friends who may be in the path of Hurricane Matthew, as well as any other sort of imminent threat, such as wildfires, flooding, etc.
So what exactly is the DDPS? DDPS is a special offering to businesses that lie within the cone of uncertainty in advance of a hurricane or other natural disaster. The cloud-based service averts email loss and bounced messages by redirecting an organization’s email to one of AppRiver’s secure data centers, while also blocking any spam and virus messages. Once the danger passes and connectivity is restored, AppRiver will forward all outage-period email back to the company’s servers, free of charge.
Registration is simple and typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Businesses need only contact AppRiver to receive step-by-step instructions for redirecting their email to AppRiver. Almost immediately, AppRiver will begin monitoring the company`s server activity. When AppRiver detects a loss in connectivity with the email server, its service will begin queuing the business’ incoming messages in one of its safely located, hardened data centers until the business’s servers are able to receive email again.
And while hurricanes can be forecast days before landfall, fires and power outages are harder to predict. Businesses who are not located in the cone of a hurricane, but would like to protect themselves from other disasters might also consider trying AppRiver’s Email Continuity Service risk-free for 30 days.
For more information on AppRiver’s DDPS, please visit: https://www.appriver.com/solutions/by-need/disaster-preparedness/
For more information on AppRiver’s Email Continuity Service, please visit https://www.appriver.com/services/email-continuity/