We have been tracking the staggering increase of late in the number of security issues associated with websites at large. Already, we have proprietary methods in place to detect unusual activity on our servers and to take appropriate action when alerted. (Mostly, these alerts have been our being notified that our servers are running slow or are low on storage.)
To reduce the possibility of a major security violation, we here at DataPlex have decided to make non-optional the security measures built into our AmpUp framework, our software platform that drives enterprise-related software. Starting immediately, we are embarking upon a three-way security improvement initiative:
- All system access with be over secured HTTPS instead of over unsecured HTTP
- We will force all user passwords to be made stronger, using a combination of upper and lower case, numbers and punctuation
- In most cases, IP access from unknown locations will be restricted or challenged
For our customers with annual maintenance agreements, this initiative will be included in our regular update release. Other customers may see an occasional nominal charge on their monthly bill. In either case, we will need our customer’s cooperation to help their staff change their passwords and provide us with approved IP addresses. As the techniques of hackers change, over time we may enact additional security improvement measures.
We would like to thank our customers for their patience and apologize in advance for any inconvenience. We value our customer’s business and feel it is important that we do what we can to protect the systems upon which that they rely. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.