Technology and Security

At AccountingLive, we know that your information is the lifeblood of your business, and we use the latest technology and strictest standards to keep it safe. We’ve built in security and reliability from the bottom up, so you don’t have to worry.

At the heart of this is our platform, which is built on Windows Azure. This is Microsoft’s state-of-the-art cloud-computing network, which runs on some of the world’s most robust and secure data centers. These data centers are globally distributed, so they’re disaster-proof, and are managed by highly skilled staff from Microsoft Global Foundation Services. They also comply with strict industry security standards, such as ISO / IEC 27001:2005.

Protection

Our platform offers the highest level of protection from hackers, to make sure that your critical business data is completely safe. For example, it uses routers that filter internet traffic to ensure that no one can break into servers over unauthorized ports.

Encryption

All information transmitted between nodes in the data centers is securely encrypted using 128 bit keys. This is the same encryption used by financial institutions, and it would take the fastest computer today longer than the age of the universe to break it.

Redundancy

With AccountingLive, there are three separate copies of your data in three separate “virtual servers” in the data center. If any copy of your data fails, the other two copies are used to create a new third copy – automatically. This means that you information is completely protected from server failures.

Monitoring

Highly-trained Microsoft technicians constantly monitor each data center, using the latest IT management technology. They maintain the network to the highest level and respond instantly to any issues.

Access Control

Physical access to the data centers is strictly controlled using advanced access control systems. Only a limited number of registered personnel can access the servers, and these have to change their passwords frequently.

Auditing

All operations at the data centers follow strictly enforced standards, and the data centers are regularly audited to ensure continuous compliance.

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