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Cloud accounting security

With AccountsIQ’s cloud-based accounting software, there’s no upfront licence fees and no infrastructure investment. All your maintenance and upgrades are automatically included in your monthly charge. We also ensure the optimum level of Cloud accounting security, as we only deal with world leading partners in security and hosting.

Specialist Hosting Services

We work with Dimension Data, the world experts in delivering web-based and Software-as-a-Service applications. Dimension Data is backed by world leading technology companies, such as Intel Capital and NTT (Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation). They have SSAE 16 Type 2 Certification and are certified ISO 27001:2005 (GSC) for Information Security, along with PCI Certification.

Hosting and Security

Specialist Security Protection for your Data

We understand that security is of paramount concern for any business, and we take our clients’ data security extremely seriously. That is why AccountsIQ security is based on a sophisticated, multi-layered security model and a set of important safeguards, to protect your data online. Our architecture’s security model is externally validated by independent security experts.

Our cloud accounting security is far more robust than most systems running on internal company servers because it has:

  • Top-level firewall protection against intrusion – and any potential threats are monitored 24/7 and notified to us immediately
  • Automatic data backups sent each night to a remote backup facility
  • Systematic monitoring of the latest security patches and anti-virus updates and their immediate implementation where necessary
  • Best practice procedures and systems for data security, facility security and user security.

Data Security

External client company users log on directly to our application servers. These are protected by firewalls to protect against unwanted access. All data transmitted to/from the hosting site is 256bit encrypted, including any documents attached to accounts or transactions.

The data relating to your company is stored in a Storage Area Network (SAN) controlled by separate dedicated Database Servers running Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Each client company has a unique database. That means your records are held in a separate unique database and not co-mingled with records from other companies in one large database.

Facility Security

All AccountsIQ client data is hosted in Dimension Data’s high-security data storage facility. The facility’s security features include:

  • Biometric scanning and electronic key access for internal security
  • CCTV camera coverage of entire facility, including cages
  • Back-up generators and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems
  • Automatic alarm system to notify law enforcement agencies
  • Shipping and receiving area walled off from hosting co-location areas.

User Security

AccountsIQ’s cloud accounting security system allows administrators to control which functions each user within a client company can access and view.

This allows for a clear and secure delegation of tasks, and system access according to job requirements. You have total control over who accesses data, and what they can see and do, through predefined user profiles.

For example, you can set up:

  • Owner managers with access to summary management reports
  • Data entry personnel with access to order entry screens only
  • Auditors with read only access to reporting tools.