Press Release, November 1, 2017

Safe Systems’ BCP Blueprint Application Wins BankNews Innovative Solutions Awards

Safe Systems honored by BankNews’ readers for security and compliance solutions


Alpharetta, Ga., November 1, 2017 – Safe Systems, a national provider of fully-compliant IT and security services for community banks and credit unions, today announced its BCP Blueprint Application has been recognized as Best Management/Operations/ Processing Solution in the 2017 BankNews Innovative Solutions Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the Best Authentication/Fraud/Cybersecurity Solution category for its Scout Anti-ransomware solution.

The Innovative Solutions Awards recognize companies that have introduced or significantly enhanced products that help community banks increase efficiency, expand their capabilities and, ultimately, better serve their customers. BankNews recognizes one winner in each of the award’s four categories: Authentication/Fraud/Cybersecurity Solution; Consulting/Outsourcing/Training Solution; Management/Operations/Processing Solution and Digital Banking. Based on votes cast by readers via BankNews.com, the four winners were selected and are featured in the November print issue of BankNews.

“We congratulate Safe Systems on winning this year’s Innovative Solutions Award for its BCP Blueprint,” said Michael Scheibach, vice president and executive editor of BankNews. “The recent weather events, from hurricanes to wildfires, plus an array of other potential disruptors, have emphasized the necessity for banks to have up-to-date and comprehensive business continuity plans. And banking professionals, representing banks and credit unions across the nation, found Safe Systems’ BCP Blueprint to be the best solution for streamlining and improving this process.”

With BCP Blueprint, Safe Systems helps community financial institutions automate the BCP development and maintenance processes that have previously been done manually, eliminating the need for cumbersome spreadsheets, and time consuming data gathering and reporting activities. The application helps banks streamline the BCP process, meet regulatory requirements, and ensure the institution is well-equipped to recover from disruptions quickly and efficiently.

In addition, Safe Systems’ Scout Anti-ransomware solution was developed to help community banks safeguard customer information by stopping the encryption of files on machines before malware is detected and keep it from spreading to other devices in the network The solution uses bait files and behavioral analytics of processes and network activity to detect and stop ransomware activity.

“We are honored to be recognized as an innovator in the banking industry for our BCP Blueprint Application,” said Darren Bridges, president of Safe Systems. “As we move into 2018, we will continue to provide community banks and credit unions with innovative IT, security and compliance solutions that enable them to streamline processes, maintain compliance and build the best financial institutions for their communities.”

About Safe Systems

Safe Systems was founded in 1993 to provide compliance-centric IT and security solutions exclusively to financial institutions. The company has become one of the leaders in the industry, managing hundreds of financial institutions representing more than $61 billion in combined assets, 1,100 locations and more than 20,000 network devices. Safe Systems’ IT network management services are the bridge between the core and other third-party applications. These cost effective solutions include IT support and managed services, internal network/cloud design and installation, hosted email, business continuity and disaster recovery, compliance consulting, security services, and IT and compliance training. Safe Systems helps financial institutions to significantly decrease costs, increase performance, and improve their compliance posture. For additional information about Safe Systems, Inc., please visit www.safesystems.com or call 877.752.0550.