The words “cyber attack” often conjure up images of Lord of the Rings-style enemies ambushing your personal data with swords behind your computer monitor while you blissfully sip your morning coffee. In reality, these attacks aren’t quite as exciting. But they are damaging.
From data breaches (like the recent Uber one) and DDoS attacks to vulnerabilities in Intel chips, eyes are on online security in 2018. Fortunately, cloud software allows for many levels of authentication and protection. If you’re a commercial real estate professional, this is something to keep in mind if you’re shopping around for the right CRE software to help with your business.
Modern technology is powerful. It lets CRE professionals capture data like never before, gaining insights about everything from lease and project administration to tenant tracking and deal management, then using that data to generate powerful reports that you can use to grow your business exponentially. Unfortunately, a side effect of this modern technology is that it can be vulnerable to online thieves if the right security solution isn’t in place.
Data pirates are tricky and will try their best to gain access to your private CRE data regarding tenants, tax issues, revenues and more. Of course, this is nothing new. People have been attempting to steal data back when everything was on a hard copy. Then, you could simply shred and dispose of the sensitive information. Now, since we’re talking about digital data in 2018, it’s all about the cloud.
Wait, data stored on the web in a cloud drive is safe from hackers? That might sound counterintuitive, but cloud-based solutions actually serve as an extra firewall against hackers of your company’s internal systems, since data isn’t house on an in-house server that is more easily accessible. Furthermore, the right CRE software solution (such as Quarem) will use the latest encryption to protect your data and will be proactive with you about maintaining your data’s safety and integrity. Going back to the Lord of the Rings analogy, if a client-based software solution is the walls of a fortified city, a cloud-based software solution is like a city with two walls of fortification.
Quarem’s cloud-based authentication protocols are designed for optimum security, pure and simple. Unlike client-installed solutions, Quarem gives your sensitive CRE information — even personal information — the security it deserves thanks to the reliability of the cloud and a strict adherence to information security best practices. You want your portfolio, property and tenant information to have the highest standards of security measures and Quarem delivers.
Want to learn a little more about cloud-based CRE software solutions vs. client-based CRE software solutions? Check out this blog.
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