Why should you trust a cloud service more?
Storing information on a local disc, which can be your personal computer or an employee’s work computer, has three main issues.
Firstly, any hard drives tend to break and fail, which is completely beyond your control. Thus, there is a high probability of losing data forever, with no chance to restore it.
Secondly, any information stored on a hard drive can be physically accessed.
Thirdly, if the information that is stored on only one medium is deleted, you will not be able to restore it in any way. A cloud service has the wonderful property of being stored in multiple locations at the same time. Thus, it is not so easy to remove information from it by accident, and it can always be restored. In addition, access to an online cloud storage is always much more difficult than to an offline storage. Such service always has a certain stage of authorization, through which we and other online services provide confidentiality.
Where is the data located physically?
Finmap physical data is located on several servers in Europe, because it is technically closer to Ukraine and the CIS countries, and therefore provides for faster communication. These servers are owned by some of the largest and most trusted cloud storage providers in the world. For security reasons, we will not disclose their names. There are several of them, because in this way we keep your data safe for smooth and fast work if one of the services fails.
What protection methods does Finmap use?
We use a geographically distributed system that provides for deployment in several data centers. Each data center from which we rent equipment is certified according to ISO 27001. This is an international information security standard. Such a certificate confirms that these data centers comply with certain information security regulations and with strict rules for protecting information, including client confidentiality. This ensures that only authorized users can gain specific access to IT systems.
Certification also means that these data centers undergo audits that require continuous improvement in the methods of saving and protecting the information that is stored in them. Encrypted communication channels are used to transfer information between data centers. It is important to note that any information is transmitted over SSL – a cryptographic protocol that implies a more secure communication.
What acess level to my information have your developer?
All developers work with a test database containing fictitious data. They don’t have access to any data. No one can work with the database directly, so the back-end developer cannot do anything with it. Only users working through the interface created by this developer (web application, Telegram bot, integration with banks, API – these are all interface elements). One of the main elements is the security level, built in such a way that only one specific set of IP addresses can connect to the database, that is, the backend. In principle, it is impossible to connect to the base from outside. The frontend and backend are located in different places, because there is a key that does not allow an external observer to see from which addresses to access the database, and which addresses it is ready to accept.
Does Finmap collect any information about my business?
Finmap does not require any official data, such as full company names, ID codes, founders, official email addresses, names of counterparties, investors, creditors, customers, employees, etc.
You can enter any names and data you see fit. You need to enter your financial data, since this is what the system exists for – to record it. But you can also name your contractors, partners, creditors in any way you like.
Also, in the Finmap service there are no databases of your clients and contractors. For example, there may be written “designer Alina”, but without the personal data of this person.
The Finmap team has done everything possible to keep your data intact, safe and completely confidential. We continue to work to improve information security and improve the service for your convenience.