Security. It’s a legitimate concern most small business owners face. We experience this concern among many of the accounting firms we support. In fact, data from the Cloud Accounting Institute’s 2013 Benchmark Study supports this growing concern. It’s understandable why 59% surveyed feel security is the No. 1 concern with cloud implementation.
It’s all about trust. Handing your financial data (and your clients’ financial data) to ‘the cloud’ is essentially handing over your company’s ability to function. That’s why we make it a priority to establish a cloud accounting solution that includes failsafe data centers and automated backup and recovery options with optimal security measures in place.
Let’s look at some of the ways Polleo Systems ensures optimal levels of data security:
Integrity of Data Storage
We implement several geographically redundant data centers to keep client data safe and highly available. The standard is to provide a 99.995% uptime in n+n redundant facilities.
Unlimited Access to Data
Polleo provides a Service Level Agreement (SLA) outlining access, services, support, security and other specifics. This SLA details how your company’s data is protected, what happens and what to expect in regard to accessibility if there’s downtime.
24/7 Client Support
Our Polleo team provides 24/7 support with an escalation process to ensure your issue is addressed quickly. We also believe outsourcing our support desk is not an option. Our client support team should be knowledgeable about every cloud deployment.
Minimal Security Risk
We utilize and manage an ongoing process implementing firewalls, anti-virus detection, authentication and data encryption, and routine security audits. We learn your business inside and out and keep current with possible pitfalls and security risks that might affect your business.
Compliant Cloud Environments
Polleo ensures our cloud environments are compliant. Our compliance solutions include SSAE16 type 2 (accounting industry), PCI/DSS (payment care industry), Sarbanes-Oxley Act and HIPAA. We also participate in third-party audits that include controls over information technology and related processes, policies and procedures.
It’s understandable why security is top of mind. Contact us for more information about how we can help provide peace of mind and take your business to the next level.