Many people have doubts regarding the security of the cloud accounting solution in the form of hosted QuickBooks and this act as a big hurdle between their business and technological advancement. With such perceptions, many people put down the idea of shifting to the cloud platform instead of its multiple benefits.
Going against the truth and facts, there are some people who still consider their local hard disk to be a safe and sound platform for storing their important financial data. If you were living in the 90’s then it would have been a great option for you, but unfortunately, we are living in 2018 and in addition to streamlining our working operation through the available technology, we also need to upgrade our accounting operations through cloud hosting.
While some people are not aware of the security layers of the hosted QuickBooks, which makes it a completely safe environment to work in, others are not able to understand it. So, in this blog post, we will be taking a look at the different security layers of the hosted QuickBooks solution while trying to understand their implementations and uses.
The two-factor authentication on the hosted QuickBooks is an advanced approach towards making your login procedure completely secure. In this method of logging in to your software through cloud, you will never be able to get access to your data by just entering the password and username. In addition to the usual login credential, you will be sent a code to your registered mobile number which you will have to enter on your login screen. This double layer of security makes sure that even if someone gets hands on your username and password, he still won’t be able to get access to your data and cloud-hosted software.
The method of making messages encrypted on your hosted QuickBooks platform makes your data unreadable to anyone else. So even in the case where someone gets access to your data, he still won’t be able to read it or open it. In order to make the message or data readable, one will need to have the right password or a particular type of credential. Without such details, your important data will be nothing more than a trash for anyone.
It is a type of comprehensive solution which is deployed on the cloud platform for protecting your server, software and your data from harmful threats such as viruses and spyware. These anti-malware tools may use the process of scanning, free tools or freeware in order to detect rootkits, worms, Trojans and other types of potentially damaging software. Whenever your anti-malware will detect a threat matching with its signature, it will flag it as a threat for your system and data.
Malware is an umbrella term which is used for a wide array of threats while the viruses are the specific piece of codes that are able to copy itself in order to damage your system. Thus an additional layer of anti-virus deals only with the specific types of viruses and thus it acts as another wall between your hosted QuickBooks and threats.
Other than the above-mentioned layers of security, the data center and the cloud hosting provider uses different safety measures in order to make the cloud platform completely secure. So next time you consider hosted QuickBooks for your small business, be sure to have a bank-level security for your data and for your software.