When preparing 1040s and business return forms for your clients, it’s crucial to use software that can seamlessly integrate with your current tax programs to automate file preparation. As with any tax software, it’s highly likely that you’ll need to collect sensitive client information such as social security numbers, billing information and contact details. Unfortunately, more and more cybercriminals are turning to the professionals to find this information—but not to schedule a consultation. If you fail to take reasonable steps to secure client data, you could face ethics problems and potentially lose your license.
Hosting your data with industry-vetted virtual cloud hosting providers is the easiest way to avoid this predicament. Abacus Private Cloud can help. You can use our virtual cloud hosting accounts to not only install apps and software, but also upload data and store confidential information. In doing so, your data will be protected with industry-grade security features such as 256-bit AES encryption; two-factor authentication; SSL-A data centers; and five layers of physical, server and data security. All of this will help ensure you run SurePrep and manage your client data in a secure ePHI and HIPAA-compliant hosting environment.
Because virtual cloud hosting is flexible and scalable, our team of SurePrep virtual cloud hosting experts can work with you to customize your hosting environment to meet a number of data security standards. Some of the region and sector-specific standards that our customers currently use Abacus Private Cloud to meet include GDPR, PIPEDA, FITARA, SOX and more. Our SurePrep hosting specialists can also provide around-the-clock support to implement updates, fix server bugs, and address other cloud hosting issues.
Contact our hosting team today to learn how Abacus Private Cloud can help protect your SurePrep software and data from cybercrime.