SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

3n (National Notification Network)

February 26, 2009 12:42 ET

3n Emergency Notification System Selected by the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada to Ensure Business Continuity

Leading Financial Services Company in Canada Selects 3n InstaCom™ for Enterprise-Wide Critical Communication

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - 3n Global (www.3nonline.com), the leading global mass notification system provider, today announced that The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada has implemented 3n InstaCom™ to ensure critical employee communications during unforeseen business disruptions.

After evaluating multiple global emergency notification system providers, The Standard Life of Canada selected 3n based on its reliability of infrastructure, extensive feature set and unique ability to serve the financial services company entirely from within Canada to meet strict data privacy regulations.

"It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that disasters happen elsewhere to other people, but a responsible business continuity professional needs to be ready for that worst-case scenario," explained Elaine Comeau, manager of business continuity and emergency procedures for Standard Life of Canada. "The implementation of an emergency notification system was a business must for our organization. We use 3n during all of our disaster preparedness drills and employ the system to alert incident management team members when situations occur in the local area that may impact our business."

Since implementing 3n InstaCom, the Company has utilized the emergency notification system to maintain business continuity during potentially disruptive incidents, including a network interruption that impaired Standard Life employees' email and internet access for a few hours. Using 3n, the Company kept communication flowing between the incident command management team and divisional recovery coordinators for all of the Company's business lines and departments. The communication system allowed for regular status updates to affected parties and minimized productivity losses. According to Comeau, "The 3n system was a key component for keeping team members informed during the network interruption in a timely, effective and reliable manner."

"Every business interruption, whether a commonplace power outage or an unexpected natural disaster, strains business operations and can temporarily throw an organization into chaos," said Marc Ladin, vice president of global marketing, 3n Global. "Communication is crucial in preventing business interruptions and ultimately minimizing losses, which is why a dependable emergency notification system is essential for any comprehensive business continuity plan. We're pleased that The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada has selected 3n Global to ensure and safeguard the continuity of business operations."

About 3n Global®

3n is the leading global provider of emergency notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, healthcare systems, colleges and universities, and government agencies and municipalities. Organizations in more than 100 countries worldwide rely on 3n for daily operational and emergency notification needs. 3n's innovative and powerful emergency notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use system on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings. For more information about 3n, visit www.3nonline.com/pr or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

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