The Cloud vs. On-Premise Security (The Cloud Wins!)
Security can be concern for Canadian lawyers new to Cloud-based law practice management software. We all know that the Internet is used routinely for personal banking, but a law firm acts as fiduciary to many types of financial transactions. Are they safe? Is client confidentiality adequately protected? What is the current state of Cloud-based security? Surprisingly, CosmoLex is more secure than what you have in your office! Read on…
Secure Cloud Computing Architecture
At CosmoLex we use a state-of-the-art, “security-by-design” approach in our coding & infrastructure to create an environment that is rock solid, safe & secure. In fact, your data is safer with CosmoLex legal practice management software, than it is in your office. And, we have an Independent Security Assessment report to back this claim.
All traffic between your computer & CosmoLex law firm software is protected by 256-bit SSL encryption — the same data protection used by major online banks. Plus, all of your data is stored encrypted (encryption at rest). Data encryption ensures all communication with CosmoLex is protected from hackers.
Advanced Account-Level Security
In addition to these infrastructure security controls, CosmoLex provides sophisticated controls to secure your individual account. When you enable Two-Factor Authentication (known as “2FA”), you get an extra layer of security that requires not only a username and password, but also a second verification code (good for only a few minutes) delivered via text message to your mobile phone. If you have multiple staff members, CosmoLex ‘User Management‘ lets you assign appropriate security levels, roles, and access privileges to each user, depending on their individual need..
Better Backups In Every Way
How often do you backup your office computers? Most likely not often enough! How do you know your backups are good as as often data recovery from backups fails? CosmoLex backs up your data every four hours! Plus, we keep your backups encrypted — and stored in multiple locations to provide maximum file redundancy & safety. And we test complete restore from backups frequently. You’ll never worry about losing data again!
North America Based Servers & Personnel
All CosmoLex hardware, data storage & key staff is based in North America — not in some anonymous, offshore call/data center. Security is our #1 concern. Our professionally managed, state-of-the-art data center can keep your data safer than you can in your office.
Independent Security Assessment
You don’t have to take our word as to the level of security we offer. Listen to the independent security experts. CosmoLex legal practice management software passed the scrutiny of a threat assessment analysis of our code and architecture conducted by leading industry security expert, Phalanx Secure Solutions, Inc. Read the CosmoLex Security Assessment Report.