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New England's Largest Utilities Company, Northeast Utilities Deploys Continuity Software Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Solution

PRNewswire, London, May 31, 2007. BOSTON, Massachusetts. Continuity Software Inc(PRNewsFoto/Continuity Software Inc)

- Fortune 500 Energy Company Leverages RecoverGuard Software and DR
Assurance Service to Increase Confidence in Ability to Recover Critical IT
Systems, Post-Disaster

TEL AVIV, Israel and BOSTON, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuity
Software(TM), a leading provider of disaster recovery management (DRM)
solutions, today announced that Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), New
England's largest utilities company, has deployed its RecoverGuard(TM)
software and DR Assurance(TM) service to increase its confidence in its
ability to recover critical IT systems in the face of a disaster.

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Northeast Utilities' production and disaster recovery (DR) datacenters
are large, complicated, heterogeneous environments with a myriad of
interdependencies. Its environment covers three states: Connecticut, New
Hampshire and Massachusetts, and includes both UNIX and Windows servers, as
well as Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase databases. The datacenters
support and protect business services across the organization including
ERP, supply chain and customer relationship management, as well as both
"off-the- shelf" and "home-grown" utility specific applications.

Because Northeast Utilities' IT environment was so large,
interdependent and mission-critical, it was not able to simulate an
accurate DR test scenario by shutting its systems down cold. In other
words, in the real world there is no such thing as a 'graceful shutdown'
during a true disaster event. Northeast Utilities had already implemented
the most advanced technologies available and adhered religiously to
industry best practices, however the addition of the Continuity Software
disaster recovery management solution increased its confidence in its
disaster recovery readiness.

Once deployed, RecoverGuard scanned Northeast Utilities' open systems
DR environment nightly, ensuring that no inadvertent configuration changes
might adversely affect its recoverability status. When an issue was
detected, RecoverGuard delivered an instantaneous alert, allowing Northeast
Utilities to take immediate action and ensure ongoing data protection,
disaster recoverability and business continuity. Continuity Software's DR
Assurance service further enhanced Northeast Utilities' DR strategy. Daily
statistics, tickets and event notifications are now sent directly to the
Continuity Software DR Specialists Team for review and analysis. When a
problem is detected, a Continuity Software DR Specialist alerts Northeast
Utilities and provides recommendations on how best to remedy.

"Northeast Utilities' datacenter is a classic example of a highly
sophisticated environment, employing the most advanced technologies, run by
a truly world-class team. They recognized that testing their DR environment
several times each year was simply not sufficient and proactively sought a
solution that would take their DR strategy to the next level," said Gil
Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software. "Continuity Software's
RecoverGuard, backed-up by its DR Assurance service, helps Northeast
Utilities to maintain its uncompromised commitment to data protection,
disaster resilience and business continuity, thereby ensuring its ongoing
delivery of the region's most robust and dependable electric and natural
gas services."

Northeast Utilities has also benefitted from the RecoverGuard
Optimization Engine's ability to leverage its in-depth DR topology map in
order to detect both under and over utilized assets, allowing Northeast
Utilities to fine-tune its resources and further drive infrastructure

"While the additional value Northeast Utilities is able to derive from
its infrastructure is certainly a benefit, it really views this more as a
further demonstration and validation that Continuity Software thoroughly
understands its environment," said Hecht.

About Northeast Utilities

Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU), a Fortune 500 energy company based in
Connecticut, operates New England's largest energy delivery system. NU is
committed to safety, reliability, environmental leadership and stewardship,
and expanding energy options for its more than two million electricity and
natural gas customers. For further information, please visit:

About Continuity Software

Continuity Software(TM) is a leading provider of Disaster Recovery
Management (DRM) solutions. Its RecoverGuard(TM) software mitigates
disaster recovery (DR) risks by detecting data protection gaps between
customers' primary production and disaster recovery sites. With
RecoverGuard software, customers can now confidently validate their DR
strategy, and ultimately, ensure their business continuity and data
protection goals. For further information, please visit:, email:, or
call: +1-888-782-8170 (United States) or +972-3-767-8020 (Israel).

(c) 2008 Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard and DR
Assurance are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and
product names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.


Nicole Gorman
Continuity Software

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