Continuity Software is set to release version 5.0 of its RecoverGuard software with enhancements including service level agreement (SLA) management, cluster support, and new signatures for validating disaster recovery configurations.

The RecoverGuard software monitors and validates a customer’s disaster recovery environment to detect so-called configuration drifts, or changes between primary and secondary data centers that might affect the data recovery process in the event of an outage.

With version 5.0, Continuity added a slew of features and functions that provide more detailed visibility into the DR environment with a bigger database of configuration risk signatures and expanded support for applications, clustering technology and databases.

RecoverGuard v5.0 takes its risk detection and applies it to SLAs to help customers determine the importance of an application and its associated expense. The new SLA management module steps users through establishing levels of application protection and helps them define policies to track and resolve risks, according to Doron Pinhas, Continuity Software’s CTO.

RecoverGuard 5.0 features bi-directional integration with all major configuration management database (CMDB) systems and Microsoft Active Directory support and reporting capabilities.

The software also features support for additional clustering platforms, including Microsoft Failover Cluster, IBM PowerHA, HP Serviceguard, Solaris Cluster, Linux clusters and HP PolyServe.

In addition, RecoverGuard 5.0 includes more than 800 new risk signatures and extended host configuration, database storage utilization, and NetApp filer replication reporting.

Continuity will begin shipping RecoverGuard 5.0 on February 1.