Is Method reliable, secure, and confidential? Is our data safe? Learn how your data is stored, how it is protected, how it is transmitted between QuickBooks and the hosted server, as well as how you can password-protect specific areas of Method by setting up user-level permissions.
Data is backed up daily and written to a second backup hard drive instantly (using "RAID" technology). We can perform full backup recovery to a specific day in the previous 14 day period in the event of a system-wide emergency, or individual company account recovery in the case of isolated data loss. Our hardware is also fully redundant so even if one disk or server fails nothing should be lost and the system should not go down. Our uptime is well over 99%.
We take all reasonable precautions to keep your information safe and secure. Our state-of-the-art redundant server cluster is hosted and professionally managed by Rackspace, a recognized leader in high-end hosting. You can read about their Zero-Downtime network and data center and what makes Rackspace the best place to host mission-critical websites and applications.
Your QuickBooks data is transferred back and forth from the hosted server using secure 256-bit SSL encryption. If you are using QuickBooks Desktop (Pro, Premier and Enterprise), the Method Integration Engine sits on your desktop computer and communicates with QuickBooks using the QuickBooks SDK (Software Developers Kit), and with the hosted database using "Web Services" connected over an https path. Therefore, any data transmitted is encrypted, and secure. If you are using QuickBooks Online, syncing occurs using SSL encryption directly between Method's server and Intuit's data center.
All pages are secured using SSL.
Under QuickBooks > Audit Trail you will find a log of every addtion, edit, deletion and sync that has been performed on your Company Account. You can see which table and record was affected, when the change was done, and which user performed the entry.