Hosting and Security

Run Securely in the Cloud

AP Express runs securely in the Microsoft Azure cloud, the same platform trusted by 95 percent of Fortune 500 businesses. Access AP Express anywhere through a secure, browser-based UI on your desktop, laptop or mobile device. The Azure cloud platform eliminates the capital expense associated with buying hardware and patching software – the racks of servers, the round-the-clock electricity for power and cooling, the IT experts for managing the infrastructure. AP Express runs on a worldwide network of secure datacenters, which are regularly upgraded to the latest generation of fast and efficient computing hardware. This offers several benefits over a single corporate datacenter, including reduced network latency for applications and greater economies of scale. The Azure cloud allows AP Express to dynamically scale up and down based upon the seasonality and growth of your business, with 99.95% guaranteed availability.  Learn more about the cost advantages of cloud computing here.

Security and Encryption

Data security and robust encryption are crucial. You can be confident that your master data is secure with AP Express. An ERP-side module exchanges data with the AP Express Cloud application via secure HTTPS web services. We use SSL 128-bit encryption, the same, safe, and standard protocol used by the banking industry. Data encryption on the AP Express Cloud protects your data there.

The Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform leads the industry in establishing clear security and privacy requirements, and then consistently meeting these requirements. Azure meets a broad set of international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2, as well as country-specific standards, including Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud, and Singapore MTCS. Rigorous third-party audits, such as those done by the British Standards Institute, verify Azure’s adherence to the strict security controls these standards mandate.

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