This document outlines some of the mechanisms and processes we have implemented to help ensure that your data is protected. Our security practices are grouped in four different areas: Physical Security; Network Security; People Processes and Redundancy and Business Continuity.


Physical Security

Our datacenters are hosted in some of the most secure facilities available today in locations that are protected from physical and logical attacks as well as from natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. 7x24x365 Security. The data centers that host your data are guarded each and every day of the year by private security guards. Video Monitoring. Each data center is monitored 7x24x365 with cameras. Controlled Entrance. Access to the FixNix data centers is tightly restricted to a small group of pre-authorized personnel. Undisclosed locations. FixNix servers are located inside generic-looking, undisclosed locations that make them less likely to be attacked.


Network Security

Our network security team and infrastructure helps protect your data against the most sophisticated electronic attacks. The following is a subset of our network security practices. These are intentionally stated in a very general way, since even knowing what tactics we use is something hackers crave. If your organization requires further detail on our network security, please contact us. 128/256-bit SSL. The communication between your computer and our servers is encrypted using strong 128-bit keys (256-bit keys in many cases). What this means is that even if the information traveling between your computer and our servers were to be intercepted, it would be nearly impossible for anyone to make any sense out of it. IDS/IPS Our network is gated and screened by highly powerful and certified Intrusion Detection / Intrusion Prevention Systems. Control and Audit. All accesses are controlled and also audited. Secured / Sliced Down OS. FixNix applications run inside a secured, sliced-down operating system engineered for security that minimizes vulnerabilities. Virus Scanning. Traffic coming into FixNix Servers is automatically scanned for harmful viruses using state of the art virus scanning protocols which are updated regularly.


People Processes

Designing and running data center infrastructure requires not just technology, but a disciplined approach to processes. This includes policies about escalation, management, knowledge sharing, risk, as well as the day to day operations.FixNix's security team has years of experience in designing and operating data centers and continually improves our processes over time.FixNix has developed a world class practices for managing security and data protection risk. Select Employees. Only employees with the highest clearance have access to our data center data. Employee access is logged and passwords are strictly regulated. We limit access to customer data to only a select few of these employees who need such access to provide support and troubleshooting on our customers' behalf. Audits. Audits are regularly performed and the whole process is reviewed by management As-Needed Basis. Accessing data center information as well as customer data is done on an as-needed only basis, and only when approved by the customer (i.e. as part of a support incident), or by senior security management to provide support and maintenance.


Redundancy and Business Continuity

One of the fundamental philosophies of cloud computing is the acknowledgment and assumption that computer resources will at some point fail. We have designed our systems and infrastructure with that in mind. Distributed Grid Architecture. FixNix services run on a distributed grid architecture. That means a server can fail without a noticeable impact on the system or our services. In fact, on any given week, multiple servers fail without our customers ever noticing it. The system has been designed knowing that server will eventually fail - we have implemented our infrastructure to account for that. Power Redundancy. FixNix configures its servers for power redundancy – from power supply to power delivery. Internet Redundancy. FixNix is connected to the world –and you- through multiple Tier-1 ISPs. So if any one fails or experiences a delay, you can still reliably get to your applications and information. Redundant Network Devices. FixNix runs on redundant network devices (switches, routers, security gateways) to avoid any single point of failure at any level on the internal network. Geo Mirroring. Customer data is mirrored in a separate geographic location for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity purposes. Please note geo mirroring is available on select products and plans. Data Protection & Back-up. User data is backed-up periodically across multiple servers, helping protect the data in the event of hardware failure or disaster.


Additional Information:

While we cannot list all the details of our infrastructure for security reasons, rest assured that FixNix's security practices, policies and infrastructure are proven and reliable. For more information on our security policy or to report a security issue,please contact shan@fixnix.co

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