Security

Security is a significant concern in the selection of software. Ascribe provides five levels of security for your organization's sensitive information.

Physical Security

Many organizations use software which is installed on personal computers stored in the office. Should the computers be stolen from the office, all member information would be stolen along with it. When an organization uses internet software, their office computers will not actually contain any sensitive member information. Your member data will be stored at a state-of-the-art network operating center, normally with guarded 24/7 security.

Customer accounts are hosted at KnownHost, at their data center in Texas, United States. KnownHost's equipment rack room is situated in a physically secure building with 24/7 staff on-duty, biometric scanners andmultiple layers of 24x7 security cameras, card readers, and key pads.

Secure Socket Layer Encryption

Secure Socket Layer Encryption (SSL) scrambles all the data sent between your web browser and the web server. At 256-bit encryption strength it is very difficult for someone (or a computer) listening to Internet traffic to decipher your password or sensitive information. This is the same encryption technology used by banks when you login to their website and pay bills or credit cards online. It's also the same technology used by online merchants when you make credit card purchases on their website. SSL encryption may optionally be enabled within Ascribe.

Password Protection

A username and password is required to login and use Ascribe.

Permissions Based Access

Each authorized user is assigned specific permissions which allow access to certain kinds of information within Ascribe. If a user doesn't not have a particular permission, he/she may never know certain modules even exist.

Activity Monitoring

Ascribe records the date, time and IP address of each users upon logging in or out of Ascribe. Most actions, such as creating or editing a record, are also recorded. These activity logs are available for the Ascribe Administrator to review.

Address changes, in particular, are logged to allow administrators the ability to track and possibly undo address changes.

Security Updates

April 8, 2014 - Ascribe's server is unaffected by the Heartbleed security bug with the OpenSSL library.