I keep hearing about data being hacked

Security in the cloud is the number one concern for every cloud provider and we don’t take this for granted. Our enterprise level security and monitoring is more secure than most business can implement or afford.  Desktops2Go® uses enterprise class firewalls, intrusion detection systems, encryption, just to name a few of steps we take to ensure data is secured from hacking.

It may come as a surprise to you that most of the hacking we hear about on the news involves corporate IT infrastructures and not the cloud.  That’s according to an article from the research company, Gartner in their article Top 10 Cloud Myths.  Surprisingly, most unauthorized access is a result of a compromised end-point like someone’s workstation or someone receiving information that allows them access.  Social engineering and poor passwords are the two most common methods of gaining unauthorized access to a system.

Another popular method is an unsuspecting user opening an email that appears to be important (called phishing) and clicking a link that allows malicious software to be installed allowing a hacker to gain control of that system.  Desktops2Go® protects against that type of attack.

Regardless of how a breach can occur understand the importance of protecting your data and it’s not a set and forget issue so we continually look for improvements to our systems and processes. Security and reliability remain our top priority.

How can I trust another company to handle our sensitive data?

Placing trust in a cloud provider is one of the biggest concerns for every company.  Desktops2Go® secures it’s datacenters with state of the art security appliances for Intrusion Detection Services (IDS) and multiple layers of security to prevent hacking and security breaches. Additionally, all of our data is mirrored and backed up in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the event of any natural disaster that may occur at our Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia and is monitored 24/7/365. We use SSL on all web-based products and email. Citrix session traffic is encrypted by default with 128-bit RC5. We also employ IPSEC VPNs between our data center and the client’s office(s) to encrypt traffic.