First Hosted Financial Institution through IDS
Lincoln, Nebraska – November 05, 2009 – Automated Systems, Inc. (ASI) is pleased to announce that Cottonwood Valley Bank of Kansas is being hosted by Insite Data Services™ (IDS). This is the first financial institution to be hosted by IDS, a technology services company.
With this service, the financial institution will have its core banking solution and other critical applications hosted in a secure and fault tolerant data center on a fast, non-stop virtual host configured and maintained by Insite Data Services™ network support department. Cottonwood Valley Bank is running their Insite Core™, Check and Document Imaging, and Online Banking at IDS.
“Automated Systems and Cottonwood Valley Bank have been in a business relationship for more than 10 years. Our new IDS hosted service offering is another opportunity for us to be able to provide the bank with innovative technology to assist their growth and prosperity,” said Bradley R. Perry, ASI Operations Manager.
IDS focuses on three main solutions: application hosting, data protection, and secure email. These services allow community banks to get the most out of their IT budget by leveraging the infrastructure of a state-of-art data center with the depth of technical expertise offered by Insite Data Services™ team of certified network engineers and technicians. This eliminates the engineering and economic risk community banks face when trying to set up and manage an in-house IT staff or by using local IT consultants.
“Cottonwood Valley Bank opened for business on September 18th as Insite Data Services™ very first hosted bank. After considering solutions from other hosted solution providers, Cottonwood Valley Bank chose Insite Data Services™ complete package of technology services. In addition to the hosting services, Insite Data Services™ configured the bank’s local and wide area network – installing routers, switches, workstations, printers, firewall and security resources and more.
Beyond installation, Insite Data Services™ will provide Cottonwood Valley Bank the ongoing managed network and security services they need from our state of the art data center,” said Craig Slaby, Director of Operations for IDS.
The IDS application hosting server farms are located within secure data centers in central Iowa. These centers will provide and manage the network connectivity between the financial institutions and their application servers. IDS is dedicated to providing the best-in-class application hosting and network management services available.
“The transition from our in house server to IDS went very smooth. Darrell Ptaschek and his crew are very efficient; their onsite portion of the conversion was less than twelve hours. It’s a great feeling to walk into the bank knowing I do not have to check the server rack; the burden is gone,” said Kelly Linnens, VP of Cottonwood Valley Bank.
Community banks will benefit from Insite Data Services™ Application Hosting Services in a variety of ways. When hosting they can reduce capital expenditures by designing and building an infrastructure with adequate physical security, cooling, power backup, fire protection, and redundant Internet connectivity. Also, banks are protected by an enterprise-class security center that offers state-of-the-art intrusion detection and prevention systems as well as secure structures to prevent unauthorized entry. Banks that are hosted will save on operational costs by leveraging the expertise of Insite Data Services™ IT professionals and Help Desk team.
About Insite Data Services
IDS data application hosting services combines secure and cost-effective core banking applications, enterprise-class servers and storage, and proven virtualization technology. IDS hosts all of the bank’s servers in secure data centers that use state of the art security systems including identity verification and biometric scanning. Insite Data Services also offers IDS On-Time, a full-service solution dedicated to back-office bank processing. These operations experts allow partnered banks to focus on their most important asset, their customers. For more information visit www.insitedataservices.com.