Security in eHive

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Zoe
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Security in eHive

Postby Zoe » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:19 pm

As eHive is a web based product, we have paid special attention to making sure it is a secure environment for you to catalogue and manage your collections. We have established a number of measures to ensure your data is protected and safe:

Secured pages
As soon as you sign in, everything you do on the site takes place over a secure connection, similar to what happens on an internet banking site – everything is secure and encrypted.

Data Storage
All data is stored on multiple hard disks to allow eHive to continue running in the case of a hardware failure. eHive servers are also secured so that only standard web access is allowed, which prevents external access to other software and commands on the server. Data storage and backup is handled by our hosting company, Rimu Hosting. Their data centres back up the data to different geographic locations to preserve data in an extreme event, such as a fire. These data centres have backup power systems, back up air conditioning, multiple independent connections to the internet, closed circuit monitoring, card key access and 24 hour guards. If you would like to know more about Rimu Hosting, please visit http://www.rimuhosting.com

Passwords
Your account is currently only accessible to you as the account holder, unless you wish to let others share your account by telling them your password. All passwords must be at least 6 characters long and include letters and numbers, so they can’t be easily determined or hacked.

When you enter your eHive ID and password for the first time, your web browser may ask if it should remember your sign in details for you. If you choose to let your web browser remember your sign in details, someone else who uses your computer may be able to sign in. Please consider carefully whether you want your web browser to remember your eHive ID and password.

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