ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DSS (Document Security Systems, Inc.) (NYSE/AMEX:DSS) announced that its digital division has been awarded a disaster recovery services contract by a county government in New York. In addition, the digital division has received a contract from a law firm with offices in Buffalo and Rochester, New York for cloud computing services including the company's AuthentiGuard – DX data security software. No terms of the contracts were disclosed for competitive reasons. Disaster recovery and data loss prevention is an important business continuity process related to recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organization after a disaster such as flood, earthquake, fire, hackers, computer viruses and physical theft of equipment. ABI Research forecasts that the global market for business continuity and disaster data recovery solutions will grow from $24.3 billion in 2009 to exceed $39 billion in 2015. DSS customizes each client's private cloud services to provide a highly dependable means of real-time, continuous data protection for servers, desktops, and laptops effortlessly and transparently, without any human intervention. Once the DSS disaster recovery service is deployed it protects invaluable data against virus, theft, environmental impact, hardware failure, accidental deletion, and more. In Addition, the AuthentiGuard DX security software can further protect data from being read by hackers and unauthorized persons. DSS's Chief Information Technology Officer, Tim Trueblood stated, "These contracts are just the beginning. As the increasing reliance on digital data expands, the need for protection of that data expands as well. DSS has multiple opportunities for our cloud computing offerings and information security software technologies." Trueblood continued, "The biggest benefits of DSS's disaster recovery solutions are they are more secure and the cost is less than half of in-house server environments. The client's entire hosted private cloud (including servers, software, network configuration and security) are replicated at a secure DSS offsite disaster recovery location. In addition, our solution has a much faster recovery time of a client's servers while requiring no back up actions on the part of the user. DSS's disaster recovery cloud solution can get a client re-established in just a few hours. Recovery time is therefore short and the client is re-established quickly."