Why Join the Applications2U Cloud: Security

Why Join the Applications2U Cloud: Security


One of the biggest risks when hosting your own sensitive data is security.  While it is easy to assume that anything saved on a company server is safe and secure, this assumption is not necessarily true.  Data can be compromised in a number of ways, including corruption via virus, hacking or theft, accidental deletion, or even natural disasters or acts of God, such as floods, earthquakes or fires. It’s scary to think that something as seemingly insignificant as a water leak in the server room of your office, or a spam email with a virus could cause the loss of your company’s sensitive data, but this is a serious risk.  And by the time the damage is done, it may be too late to ever recover the lost or damaged files.  This is not a risk worth taking for a business of any size.

The Applications2U Cloud is an alternative to hosting on your own server.  Cloud hosting is a way to protect all of your data from any of these risks, including accidental deletion.  Here are some of the things that make the Applications2U Cloud able to boast End-to-End Security:

The first key is the safe location where all of the servers that handle the data are stored. All of our systems are co-located at Expedient, an industry leading colocation facility located in Pittsburgh, PA.  Expedient offers some of the most reliable data center services in the industry. Their experienced staff of certified engineers is available at all hours of the day or night to provide the data center services. All of their data centers are SSAE-16 audited, which means that all of their processes meet standards set forth by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In addition, all of Expedient’s data centers use high security measures to ensure that your data remains safe and confidential while on our watch. This security location and monitoring is all included within the Applications2U cloud.

The second key component is virus protection. Virus protection is often something that is overlooked until after an infection occurs.  With the Applications2U cloud, customers never have to worry about infection because of our state-of-the-art virus protection and our highly trained team that regularly manages and monitors the servers. Each file that moves in or out of each system at Applications2U is scanned before it is allowed to be moved to its destination to stop infection before it happens. After the initial scan when a file is uploaded, we regularly scan the files in the server to continually make sure they are still clean. And in order to make sure that our software is always up to date and on guard for any new threats, we constantly check the virus engine and regularly check for updates and threats.

The third key is network redundancy.  With the Applications2U cloud, all of the files and applications we host are redundant from the core to the edge, including storage, servers and networking devices. Redundancy protects against things like accidental deletion, data safety. It also allows us to boast 99.99% system availability, as detailed in our recent blog on reliability.

The Applications2U Cloud is a solution that can help any company make their data safe, secure, mobile and reliable, all while saving your company money on IT costs. To learn more about what Applications2U can do for you, click here or fill out the form at the right side of the page.