Important Notice About Data Security - QRemote Security, Best Practices, and Recommendations.
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 20 August 2018 07:23 AM
What are the best practices regarding data security on the internet when using QRemote?
QRemote can transfer data in an unencrypted fashion (plain text), or you can set up your encryption key to encrypt the data, which is preferable for transfer over the open internet.
QRemote, without modification, will transfer your QuickBooks accounting raw data, including customer names and invoice details, between the client and the server in an unencrypted fashion (plain text). This is the fastest way, but if your data is on the open internet and not already protected by a VPN or similar system, we highly recommend you add a layer of protection to the process by setting up your encryption key to encrypt the data during transmission.
QRemote has two data security features.
1) Password - QRemote Server will verify the password sent by QRemote Client for authentication and will only allow connecting if the password specified in QRemote Server matches the password sent by QRemote Client. The default password is "QODBC#QRemote$1".
2) Encryption - This feature will add additional data security by encrypting the data before transferring the data over the internet. By default, Encryption is turned OFF. You may turn ON the encryption feature to encrypt the data transfer between QRemote Server and QRemote Client. For more information, click here.
General/Common for intranet and internet users:
For intranet (LAN) users
For internet (WAN) users:
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