Chances are, you didn’t become an accounting professional to learn everything there is to know about cybersecurity.
And, why should you have to?
Cloud hosting providers work tirelessly to ensure that your accounting and business applications stay secure and the financial information they hold remains confidential, so when you get to work, you can work. It’s that simple.
Using cloud hosting technology is the first and most effective measure for securing your sensitive, business-critical data.
Our longtime customer, Jeff Siegel (CEO of Siegel Solutions, a premier bookkeeping, consulting and accounting software firm), said it best:
“Working in the cloud gives me peace of mind when it comes to hacks, ransomware, hardware failures, accidentally deleting a file and other issues.”
– Jeff Siegel, CEO, Siegel Solutions
Keep reading to get an overview of how our cloud technology safeguards software, apps and data using six highly-effective security protocols.
Below are six ways in which cloud technology keeps customer data confidential. When researching cloud providers, make sure that any company you’re vetting has all of these security protocols covered—at a minimum.
To stop viruses from entering the Right Networks environment, our security team:
Right Networks (along with other reputable hosting providers) have more than a firewall. We have multi-layered firewalls. Our other robust physical and systemic fortresses include:
We entrust Duo, the leading multi-factor authentication program in the security industry, to verify our users’ identities.
Ever lost hours’ (or days’) worth of work because you weren’t properly synced, or your computer crashed? It’s the worst.
Every night, our team backs up every piece, packet, and line of data. And with Right Networks Cloud Premier, our award-winning outsourced technology service for CPA firms, those back ups increase from nightly to hourly.
This saves our customers from having to spend hours redoing work after accidental deletions, natural disasters and (let’s be honest) human error.
Keeping data encrypted at the highest level ensures information is inaccessible. And, if a hacker gained access to a cloud hosting provider’s data, they’d view a completely undecipherable hodgepodge. Simple as that.
The Right Networks Cloud was built for users to securely connect to their businesses’ software and applications from any internet-connected device. It’s why our customers weren’t Frankenstein-ing together a remote-access solution back in March—they already had it.
Human error is still the prevailing cause of data breach incidents.
Why is that? (See first sentence.)
The simplest way to help keep data secure is by using a cloud hosting provider.
And unless you automatically knew what a “Bastion Host Configuration” was after reading through the section on firewalls—I’d bet you’d be happy to scrap the stress of maintaining a secure environment.
Let the nerds who absolutely adore configuring bastion hosts* give you one less thing to think about. They did go to school to learn everything about cybersecurity, after all.
A bastion host is a special-purpose computer on a network specifically designed and configured to withstand attacks. The computer generally hosts a single application, e.g. a proxy server, and all other services are removed or limited to reduce the threat to the computer.1
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