Montessori Workspace takes the security of your sensitive information very seriously. To be sure that only you have access to your data, the following security measures are in place.
Montessori Workspace uses a 256 bit encryption to transmit data to and from your web browser. Hacking these encrypted communications through the brute force very powerful computers would take over 50,955,671,114,250,100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.
Montessori Workspace uses Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) to store your information. Amazon provides this service to the largest organizations in the world. By partnering with Amazon, Montessori Workspace is protected by the latest and greatest physical and digital security methods. For more information please visit http://aws.amazon.com/security/.
The Montessori Workspace system resides on a webserver whose job is to respond to legitimate requests while rejecting malicious requests. Hacker’s attempt to exploit, trick, or overrun webservers in order to gain access to information or crash the server. Combating this requires a disciplined approach to monitoring and patching/upgrading the web server. Our hosting partner Engine Yard (http://www.engineyard.com/products/appcloud/features) provides around the clock monitoring and proactive patching.
The biggest threat to any online system comes from user vulnerabilities. Examples of this include passwords written on Post-It notes, sharing accounts between two or more people, and emailing user names and passwords. Montessori Workspace does not charge for extra for additional teacher users. By assigning one user per person, assigning them the proper level of access, and encouraging your users to not write passwords down, your information will remain safe.