Day: September 5, 2013

Secure QuickBooks Hosting from IronOrbit

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According to separate surveys by Family Office Exchange and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), data security ranks among either the first or second top technology concerns of accounting professionals.

Ensuring data security allows businesses to retain the trust of their customers and maintain compliance with data security regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA or the GLB Act), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

The best way for a business to ensure the security of its financial data is to sign up for QuickBooks Hosting from IronOrbit. With our comprehensive Orbital Security System, IronOrbit protects accounting applications from even the most sophisticated or aggressive forms of hacking or malware.

The features of our Orbital Security System include:

    • 24x7x365 monitoring.

Our technicians will monitor your Hosted QuickBooks deployment for signs of hacking attempts or unauthorized access.

    • Operational security.

We’ve implemented internal security measures (access control, IP logs, audit trails, etc.) to prevent our own personnel from inappropriately accessing or altering your Hosted QuickBooks.

    • Physical security.

Our datacenters have redundant HVAC cooling systems and fire suppression systems and are protected from physical theft by biometric palm readers, 24x7x365 closed-circuit video surveillance, and 24x7x365 alarm monitoring.

    • Firewalls.

Our firewall blocks unauthorized users and IP addresses from accessing your Hosted QuickBooks solution.

    • Antivirus software.

Any viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, or keyloggers that make it past our firewalls or intrusion prevention or detection systems will be detected and removed by our antivirus system.

Two aspects of our hosting platform that further augment the security of our Hosted QuickBooks solutions are:

    • Dedicated servers.

Businesses that sign up for IronOrbit QuickBooks Hosting don’t have to share a physical server with any of our other clients. With IronOrbit, each deployment of each solution is hosted on its own private physical server. Businesses therefore don’t have to worry about their server’s co-tenants hacking into their portion of the server; their co-tenants being given access to their virtual server accidentally; or the lax security measures and policies of their co-tenants undermining their own security.

    • Server-side processing and storage.

IronOrbit Hosted QuickBooks can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. Wherever it’s accessed from and regardless of the user’s device, however, the files and applications of IronOrbit always physically remain on the servers in our datacenter; the only data sent to users’ devices are the images displayed on their monitors or screens.

Contact IronOrbit at or (888) 753-5060 to sign up for QuickBooks Hosting or Application Hosting today. In addition to QuickBooks, we can also host Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree Accounting), Microsoft Dynamics, or any other Windows-compatible application.