We take security very seriously at Advizr. This is how Advizr secures your data.
Application Architecture and Security
Advizr is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We rely on Amazon’s world-class platform as a service to run in a secure, scalable and compliant environment.
Amazon’s infrastructure implements SOC1 compliance guidelines (formerly known as SSAE 16 and SAS 70). As such, Advizr leverages all of Amazon’s compliance and security features, from their ultra-secure data centers to their high availability SLA.
For more information, please refer to Amazon’s compliance website (http://aws.amazon.com/compliance/).
Advizr utilizes Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), a logically isolated section of AWS, to provide advanced security and protection. The application servers and databases reside in private subnets. Firewalls and fined-grained network access control lists enable inbound and outbound filtering at the instance level and subnet level. By practicing the principle of least privilege, Advizr’s network is designed to protect against any unauthorized traffic and exposure to the Internet.
SOC 2 Type II reports are the most comprehensive certification within the Systems and Organization Controls protocol. A company that has achieved SOC 2 Type II certification has proven its system is designed to keep its clients’ sensitive data secure. Advizr has completed a SOC 2 Type II audit and received satisfactory opinion letters upon review of existing controls and policies.
Files uploaded to Advizr’s Document Vault are encrypted in transit and at rest providing end to end security and protection. During transport, files are sent using 256-bit SSL/TLS encryption. Files are then stored using AES-256 encryption. Advizr implements strict access controls and policies to enforce privacy and ensure users can only access their files.
Client Data Encryption
Advizr classifies data into two categories. General data that is not related to client information is stored in a secure MySQL database for which access is tightly controlled. More sensitive client data (listed below) is stored in a separate, highly secure database with an extra layer of encryption. This data is encrypted using bank-level 256-bit encryption technology.
Advizr collects and stores the following client information:
- Full Name
- Email (optional)
- Names of dependents
- Ages of dependents
- Balances of bank accounts
- Asset value of brokerage and retirement accounts
Advizr does not collect nor store any of the following:
- Address or phone numbers
- Bank Account Numbers
- Social security numbers
- Credit card numbers.
Advizr implements strict processes and procedures for access to production environments and data. For example, employees cannot access production servers and databases and cannot circumvent account password protection. Only designated development operations personnel are allowed to access these servers for maintenance and upgrades. Furthermore, all access is logged and requires multifactor authentication and access keys that are regularly regenerated. Developers and quality assurance personnel are given access to a separate development environment.
Advizr provides administrative features such as user account creation, suspension and password reset.
Backups and Recovery
To insure data safety, we perform near-real-time and daily backups of our data. In the unlikely event of a loss of data, our data recovery procedure can restore lost data within minutes.
All client data is owned by the financial institution or the adviser. We do not share the data with third parties. Advizr might collect anonymous data at the aggregate level for the purpose of providing analytics and improving its product and services.