The Missouri Fidlar eByte – April 2018

Jefferson County Implements BASTION Hosted-Server Environment

  • BASTION provides Disaster Recovery plan
  • Cyber-attacks continue to effect ROD
  • ROD retains function in county-wide infection
  • Absolute back-up redundancy for recorded data


Earlier this month, Fidlar hosted a brief education session during the RAM Conference. Fidlar representatives Al Vital and Alex Slaby discussed the importance of implementing a disaster recovery plan for the Recorder of Deeds Office. They shared how BASTION, our hosted server environment service, provides a solution to ensure data security and disaster preparedness for the Official Public Record.

Just as natural disasters pose a threat to the ROD office, non-natural disasters pose a threat that is more pointed to the status of a county’s recorded historical data. Malware and ransomware strikes pose an imminent threat to the Recorder of Deeds Office. BASTION offers technical security for your office against the possibilities of cyber threats.

BASTION also provides the unique ability for the ROD Office to maintain recording function if the entire courthouse were ever to be infected by a cyber-attack. As data is processed with AVID, it is securely transferred and then stored within two separate remote locations. This infrastructure ensures a safe and effective plan in the instance that county data was ever hacked. If the primary BASTION server environment were to be jeopardized, the backed up data will be able to get your office resuming activity within hours of the incident.

As a service, BASTION undoubtedly ensures that recorded data will remain preserved. All Land Records images and data are stored on Fidlar hosted production servers located in a communications grade colocation facility which are then backed up at a secondary location. Your office will have the peace-of-mind knowing that your county’s images and data will remain in a state that ensures a full and absolute recovery in the face of disaster.



“With the BASTION service, I feel that Jefferson County’s records will have an added safeguard to help protect our repository from any threat. Our goal is to preserve this county’s history along with its future, BASTION will play a great role in helping us achieve that.” – Debbie Dunnegan-Waters, Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds