The internet seems to be connected with the questions regarding security. Any program or service that is running over the internet, raises the suspicion of some kind of threat or attack dragging in. Around all of this, the question arises, 'Is my accounting data secure?' and it is quite obvious.
As the capital and operational expenses account for the major part of decision making for QuickBooks Premier hosting service, still, the security consideration is equally important. Then, how to ensure that your data is safe?
There are three major points that allow you to be free from this mental turmoil of security regarding
QuickBooks premier software.
1. Physical Security
If you are wondering about the physical location of your servers and the connected security, then physically there are huge data centers that have multiple servers setup at one location. The hosted QuickBooks Premier software is hosted on such servers so that the clients can access from a remote location.
Organizations that are committed to the security of your critical information ensures that all the access to the data center is authorized. The access is usually based on the two-step verifications method that is based on the biometric as well as card-based access.
Apart from that, this highly sensitive information centre is guarded by CCTV cameras round the clock to monitor the access.
2. Virtual Security
The network security of the hosted QuickBooks is the most vulnerable of all. There is also a provision for the series of firewalls in order to protect the critical data. The intrusion detection systems ensure the complete monitoring of any kind of suspicious activity that takes place.
The system is completely protected with highly advanced antivirus software that protects each and every bit of data that is stored on the servers. Moreover, the proper 128 bit encryption is implemented at the network end and also the LAN network is clubbed with the proper tunneling.
Apart from all this, the data backup on multiple protected servers ensures that in the case of any kind of natural calamities, the data of the client will be safe & secure and can be recovered to the mark of their last checkpoint.
3. Trust is Very Important
You have to trust your service provider. When you are considering QuickBooks Premier hosting solutions, so the providers may not offer you any legal documentation for the security of your critical data but they do offer their word.
Even Intuit inc. states in its documentation that the data may be used for the comparative analysis but the client data will not be accessible to any other firm or to any other unauthorized server personnel. The data lies protected with the hosts.
They also may perform some tests in order to analyze the weaker sections of their services. However, by using or leaking out the client data is what will totally break down their corporate image in the market and which organizations would want that.
So, if you are going to opt for some hosted QuickBooks Premier provider, you have to make sure you ask all about the security at both the physical as well as network end and lay your trust on your particular service provider.