CU*NorthWest Conducts Test at SiteFour

Liberty Lake, Washington – May 5, 2012 – CU*NorthWest, a CUSO located in Washington State, announced the completion of their annual disaster recovery test.

CU*NorthWest operates servers in both Liberty Lake, Washington and in Yankton, South Dakota in cooperation with new CUSO partner SiteFour.

The annual disaster recovery test is conducted to advance recovery strategies and assure that CU*NorthWest credit unions would be able to serve their members in the event of a disaster.

The test verified that the system and credit union data could be reproduced on the SiteFour hosted disaster recovery server and certified that credit union connectivity and functionality remained unchanged.  The goal was to produce complete redundancy of hardware and software at sites outside of CU*NorthWest’s Liberty Lake headquarters.  

Credit Union data verification was completed by two CU*NorthWest clients, Amicus Federal Credit Union and Firefighters Credit Union.  

“We were pleased with the result of the test,” said Greg Smith, CEO, CU*NorthWest.  “New processes were tested and our recovery plan proved to be well-documented.  We hope never to have to use our disaster recovery plan but are confident that the procedures and infrastructure are in place to serve our clients always.”

About CU*NorthWest
CU*NorthWest was founded in 2005 and is a 100% credit union-owned CUSO located in Liberty Lake, Washington. CU*NorthWest offers a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE processing system in both an online (ASP) and in-house environment, and Internet development services featuring the It’s Me 247 online banking product.  Additional services include web site development, network design and security, bookkeeping services, and a complete eDocument solution. CU*NorthWest provides expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and helps credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. For more information, visit

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