Should You Be Worried about Cloud Based Security?
By now you’ve probably heard about the benefits of cloud based systems. Cloud computing, in the simplest explanation, is accessing data and software over the internet instead of a computer hard drive1. Cloud based software, specifically cloud based time and attendance software, can offer faster implementation, less need for IT resources and little to no maintenance and upgrade fees—but people seem to be innately suspicious of cloud security,
“At present, there’s a lot of uncertainty and skepticism around the cloud, particularly among technology professionals who have deep expertise with, or attachment to, on premise computing2.”
This rings true because many people believe that an on premise system that you control is safer and more reliable than a system that you do not. However, when you get down to it, studies have shown that 90% of companies suffer from at least one security breach a year—whether they operate in the cloud or not3.
The only way you can ensure top notch security is to constantly monitor the threat landscape, have access to the best technologies and hire top talent to do so. And a cloud based time and attendance company is more likely to have the time, money and drive to invest in those aspects.
But not every company is the same, so it is important you get informed. There are certain things to look for when evaluating a new cloud based time and attendance software or when re-evaluating a current provider.
Essential Questions to Ask About Your Cloud Based Time and Attendance Security
- Is the data hosted on a private cloud?
- What is the guaranteed server uptime?
- Is there proactive system monitoring?
- How is personal or sensitive information encrypted?
Top Tier Cloud Based Time and Attendance Security
EPAY Systems offers a flexible, cloud based time and attendance system, and we invest a great deal to ensure A+ data security and infrastructure that exceeds industry best practices. Contact us to learn more.