Key Challenges Facing the Sector
Organisations in the Professional Services sector are highly regulated by government legislation and by their professional bodies. The regulation is for the protection of all parties concerned; clients, associates, employees and the organisations themselves. Accurate and comprehensive records need to be made and kept to ensure understanding and agreement by all parties. The information needs to be clear and unequivocal to be of use in dispute resolution. By their nature, such records contain highly sensitive information that must be stored safely and securely.
The introduction of electronic data into professional practices has delivered significant benefits in terms of record keeping and data processing but with it comes the potential of data breaches that are becoming all too prevalent.
Beyond the provision of technology to help improve the way you work, Qubic has a range of services that can help provide you with the layers of security and best practice to keep your information accessible and safe and meet the stringent compliance standards laid out by government and professional bodies.
Compliance & Standards
Each professional body may have slightly different standards but with regard to data, in essence they cover the same ground.
Hosted versus On-Premise
First, Qubic can design, install and support both hosted and on-premise solutions but in most cases, recommend hosted solutions for the Professional Services sector. We have met many organisations that have concerns about the security implications of hosting their data – in fact, hosting can provide many security advantages.
Qubic only uses Tier 3 or higher grade datacentres. These provide high levels of physical security. Site access is restricted to authorised personnel. There are layered security systems starting with fencing, bollards and mantraps. They have camera surveillance and permanent security guards and are now using biometric entry systems. These physical security measures are significantly higher than those of a normal office location.
In addition to these security measures, there are multiple power supplies, multiple circuits, fire suppression systems and environmental controls to keep the server running.
Connectivity to the Datacentre
Qubic provides its range of Vitesse circuits from business broadband to enterprise grade Ethernet circuits. All of our Vitesse circuits go directly to the datacentre without crossing the public internet giving enhanced performance but more importantly, improved security. We can provide circuits across the UK to your offices, remote locations and to the homes of those who regularly need to connect to the system.
We can offer our M2M mobile connections that can provide secure remote connections via mobile that does not cross the public internet but goes straight to the datacentre.