Data Continuity Service (DCS)

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The Data Continuity Service provides PowerSchool's customers with peace of mind by providing data backup and disaster recovery for on-premises instances of many of our products.  This service includes the following features:
 

  • Automated backup and compression of files TSG identifies as fundamental to the operation of the application and database.
  • Post-compression multi-layer encryption involving the following technologies:

    • Blowfish: At the beginning of the backup process, all files are locally encrypted with 448-bit Blowfish encryption.
    • AES: A second layer of encryption is provided utilizing military–grade 256–bit AES encryption.
    • SSL: These encrypted files are then sent via 128–bit SSL–the same encryption used in online banking.
  • Secure transfer and storage of encrypted data to data centers employing state-of-the-art security and facilities certifications.
  • Storage Monitoring: Notification of any alerts regarding the corruption of nightly backups
  • Same-day initiation of restoration of local environment should local backups be unusable.
  • Temporary hosting of application and database for 30 days if the local environment is compromised.