Thoughts from an Acumatica Partner: Business Risks Eliminated by Cloud ERP
Posted on: December 19, 2019 | By: Julia Paul | Acumatica
An Acumatica Partner: Protect Customer, Employee, and Corporate Data
Logan Consulting is an Acumatica partner based in Chicago and one of the questions we have been hearing a lot lately is “Which deployment option is more secure, the on-premises or through the cloud?” While they both have their similarities, the Acumatica Cloud ERP has been proven to have more security for business management systems.
It is crucial for businesses to focus on the security risks of using their business management systems through an in-house network. Organizations often lack the internal resources to provide the level of security needed to protect corporate data and the business itself. Today, in a risk-filled digital environment, it’s key to prevent any security problems that can occur.
An invasion of security can lead to a destruction of a hard-built reputation, which can cause a loss of revenue, and costly damages to IT infrastructure which can cost millions to fix. A network security attack is an unauthorized action against a private or corporate IT asset which is intended to destroy it, modify it or steal confidential data. Another problem is ransomware, a malicious software or malware designed to deny access to a computer system until a ransom is paid. Ransomware can virtually close a business if CRM and ERP systems are held hostage. With the security provided by cloud-based system such as Acumatica the chances of a catastrophic event are greatly reduced. Therefore, as an Acumatica partner, if an organization doesn’t have the resources available to support and secure the environment, Logan Consulting recommends a cloud deployment.
Denial of Service
Cloud ERP is designed to bring a higher level of security. Accountable to governing organizations as well as to clients, cloud providers are required to maintain high levels of security. Since it is supported and managed by security experts, Acumatica will keep data safe from the electronic and environmental threats that can bring down a business. Cloud computing can improve your organization’s overall business systems’ security, especially for devices.
One way Cloud ERP improves its security is through handling large scale attacks. An area where cloud providers have the biggest advantage is in responding to the denial of service attacks. This occurs when a malicious individual attempts to prevent legitimate uses from accessing the service. The attacker usually sends excessive messages asking the network or server to authenticate requests that have an invalid return address. Cloud providers maintain teams and equipment that responds to denial of service attacks immediately.
A final benefit of the cloud is software updates.
Updating software can be a challenging task to complete for IT teams since they are time consuming. In addition, cloud providers provide a few options for making software updates more efficient for the company and manage the timing of the updates. They also make sure reducing overhead, ensuring compliance and updating all devices is complete. With the reduction in overhead, to delivering updates and the compliance aspect, a cloud deployment offers many benefits
As an Acumatica Partner here are a few other benefits that have found of a cloud deployment:
- Reliable data backup and detection tools that identify suspicious behavior using analytics.
- Secure access for mobile users across platforms and devices.
- Near 100% guaranteed uptime.
5 Steps to Navigating ERP Selection and Implementation
Top 10 Inventory & Operations Decisions Distributors Are Making Blind
2020 Nucleus Research Report on ERP Technology