Financial Services

DCS Assists with Gramm-Leach Bliley Backup Compliance

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) of 1999 compliance guarantees the protection of private information of individuals interacting with different types of financial institutions. These institutions include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, mortgage lending services, insurance sales, investment counseling and advice, credit card services, securities activities and tax preparation services.

Compliance with the act requires that financial institutions provide reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the customer's information from unauthorized disclosure, alteration, or deletion. The regulations also require organizations to take reasonable steps to engage and utilize only service providers that are capable of safeguarding the protected customer information. A guided tour of one of our data centers is available upon request.

DCS Backup services provide solutions to enable financial service firms to become GLBA compliant.

DCS Backup provides the following features critical to GLBA compliance:

  • Backup data is encrypted using 256-bit AES encryption before transmission and is always maintained in an encrypted state until restored to the client servers.

  • Data access is restricted to authorized personnel with a self created encryption passcode known only to the user (not even DCS Backup has a copy).

  • Fully automated backups with daily verification and notification by email to authorized personnel that every backup has completed successfully.

  • Data is stored offsite on geographically separate and redundant class-A data Network Operation Centers. Data can be restored to any location, 24/7.

  • Our customer service team is available around the clock. Daily backup audits and confirmation e-mails with summary transfer logs ensure the integrity of every single data backup set to provide a clear audit trail, if necessary.