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Three Key Reasons QuickSilk is the Most Secure CMS

We understand that security is not binary – not on or off – not #3 on a list of features.  Security comes from the application of technology and process, the adherence to standards, compliance and certification that collectively and cumulatively deliver a secure environment.  Other Content Management Systems (CMSs), OSS CMSs in particular, cannot address security because they do not have tight enough control over their source code and they have zero power to control their development community.  Here are some of the key steps we have taken at QuickSilk to provide you with this level of secure environment.

Closed Cloud Source Code

QuickSilk's source code is not exposed to “Hackers”, as it is with our open-source software content management system competitors.  Because of this “Hackers” are prevented from attacks like security breaches, exploit attacks, SQL injections and password locating processes among others. And because QuickSilk code is fully managed, if you ever run into an issue just let us know - we'll get it fixed right away.

Secure Infrastructure & Hosting Enviroment

QuickSilk has partered with Cartika, a proven Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Managed Services Provider (MSP) for hosting services. With data centres in Dallas, TX (for our US customers) and Toronto, ON (for our Canadian customers).  Each facility enjoys the latest in physical security, UPS and backup protection:

  • 24x7x365 CCTV Monitored Security
  • Perimeter Fencing / Automatic Gates
  • Interior and Exterior Hi-Res Cameras
  • 24x7x365 manned and monitored
  • Biometric authentication w/ man trap
  • N+1 UPS Systems with A+B Feeds 
  • N+1 Generators
  • High Priority Diesel Refueling
  • Backup Power Systems - UPS and diesel generator power systems N+1
  • Environmental Control - State of the art climate control systems N+1
  • Fire Suppression - Pre-action dry pipe sprinkler system with clean agent fire extinguishers
  • Data Centre Security - Security card and biometric access and DVR camera systems

QuickSilk uses the latest generation processors from Intel and Juniper for network switching/routing so your critical data is protected around the clock.  Our NOC is housed in a SAS 70 Type II certified facility featuring enhanced security. Cartika is certified on the Safe Harbor List and abides by the principles set forth in the Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union. 

HIPAA Compliant Hosting (for healthcare organizations)

In addition to the secure hosting environment described above, HIPAA requires a dedicated environment and a minimum of two Operating System installs to separate the application from the database.  HIPAA Compliance includes additional physical and process protection, including things like hardware Juniper firewalls, extensive audit review on deployments, change management procedures, incident logging and extended big data analytics retention. Key features include:

  • HIPAA compliant environment
  • Backups, Endpoint Security, Big Data Analytics
  • Juniper Hardware Firewall
  • Incident logging and reporting
  • Change Management Process
  • Trained and Certified Staff

Our HIPAA compliant environment is tailored to meet your HIPAA Compliance requirements and protect your organization.  Customers operate their application on one server, with the data secured and located on a separate server.

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Independent Penetration Testing

QuickSilk subjects its platform to ongoing, third party, penetration testing.  We recently engaged ControlScan to test the vulnerability of our platform and found zero critical vulnerabilities.  No other CMS platform that we are aware of subjects there CMS to this type or level of security testing

The Most Secure CMS on the Planet

QuickSilk offers the most secure CMS on the planet, with enterprise class security at a price the midmarket and small business can afford.  Our traditional competition, Open Source Software (OSS) CMSs such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, are notoriously unsecure and we are confident that there is simply no comparison when measured against QuickSilk.

Penalties and criminal ramifications against business owners and executives is a very legitimate concern in some scenarios, and in today's litigious environment the liability risk to organizations is simply too large to ignore.

Trusted By Organizations Like Yours

A Few More Reasons Security Conscious Firms Choose QuickSilk

Quality Control
Quality Assurance
Evergreen Testing

QuickSilk applies rigorous quality assurance and quality control testing at each step of its development process. Our Quality Assurance process ensures we are doing the right things, the right way. Our quality control testing ensures we are a building a product that meet or exceed customers' expectations  In addition, we perform post-release testing whenever a new version of QuickSilk is released.

Enterprise Security
& Authentication

QuickSilk is committed to the following industry standards:

  • Security: SSL/HTTPS/TLS 1.2, oAuth 2.0, NIST, PCI-DSS
  • Enterprise Security: LDAP, SAML 2.0, EU NIS, SSO, Open ID Connect, SCIM Active Directory, Federated Services

Accessibility, Technology

QuickSilk is committed to the following industry standards:

  • Privacy: GDPR, PIPEDA
  • Accessibility: 508 (US), AODA (CDN), WCAG 2AA(EU)
  • Technology: HTML5, CSS4, Stylesheet, ECMAScript

Unlimited Product Support & Success Coaching

From the moment you sign up for a free trial, QuickSilk’s support team is ready, willing and able to make certain your experience is smooth from the get-go. Your site will be monitored & managed by us around-the-clock from day one. And if you ever need help we are only an email or phone call away.

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