Traditionally, highly regulated industries like banking, government and healthcare were reluctant to adopt cloud ERP in favor of legacy on premise systems. But now that many cloud ERP systems have stronger security than most businesses can put in place on their own that trend is shifting. And, most times Acumatica is one of the top choices for businesses looking for a secure cloud ERP, thanks to its strong commitment to security.
Unlike many cloud ERP systems, Acumatica was born in the cloud. It was not retrofitted to respond to the cloud computing trend. Therefore, it was built from the ground up to handle the needs of highly regulated industries, while running in a cloud-based environment. Specifically, all business logic and processing is handled on a server in the secure location of your choice. All information sent from a user’s browser is verified before it is accepted and added to the database. Also, all data stored in the database and transferred to Acumatica over the Internet is encrypted. But this is just scratching the surface of the security benefits Acumatica offers.
What makes Acumatica A Secure Cloud ERP?
Strong User Authentication
There is a variety of ways you can limit access to Acumatica and the critical business data it holds. Specifically, you can:
- Limit user logins to specific IP address.
- Define your own password rules—how complex they must be and how often they must change.
- Set a custom session length—how long a browser can be inactive before the session times out.
- ,Onetime password (OTP) system compatibility—for extra security, you can connect Acumatica to a onetime password system that will give users a new password every few minutes which it sends to their cell phone or small device they carry with them.
Data Stays on the Server
Complete Control over Where Data Is Processed and Stored
To protect particularly sensitive information, Acumatica encrypts sensitive fields within the SQL database. These include fields that hold information such as Social Security numbers, names, credit card numbers and pay rates. Thus, this information stays safe from prying eyes should a copy of it be lost or stolen. Need to encrypt other fields? No problem. Acumatica gives you full control over which fields you would like to protect.
Users Only See Necessary Information
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