IT service provider AXIT has published an expert paper in response to frequently asked questions about the security of cloud solutions. The paper describes in detail the security standards both mandatory and voluntary that AXIT meets with its cloud-based AX4 platform, a leading supply chain management tool with over 200,000 users.
Monitoring, perimeter controls, redundant systems: When it comes to security, cloud platform providers should spare no expense to continuously monitor and protect their data and processes. Systems should be ready to survive even extraordinary threats such as natural disasters. To ensure high levels of availability, key IT solutions should also run simultaneously in different data centers at different locations.
“Security is not a product, it’s an attitude,” according to the expert paper published by IT service provider AXIT, which has operated the cloud-based AX4 supply chain management solution for over 15 years. The company is based in Germany and meets the strict requirements of that country’s Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In the interests of security, providers of cloud solutions should also offer their customers personalized service level agreements that define which security parameters are monitored and how this is documented.
You can download AXIT’s free expert paper “Security in the Cloud” by visiting www.axit.de/en/expert-paper-security-in-the-cloud.
AXIT – connecting logistics
AXIT is a specialist for cloud-based IT solutions for the management of supply chains. With AX4 the company founded in 1999 runs the industry’s leading logistics platform used by more than 200,000 users from trade and industry as well as at logistics providers for management of their supply chain.
AXIT has a well-established corporate customer base, including industry leaders such as BASF, Kuraray, Audi, Ford, Siemens, dm-drogerie markt, Obi, British American Tobacco from industry and retail sector as well as more than 2,000 carriers and logistic service providers such as DHL, DB Schenker, Panalpina, Rhenus, Arcese, CargoLine and GO!.
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH (SPPAL) is the owner of AXIT and a leading provider of innovative products and solutions in mail and parcel logistics and automation as well as in airport logistics with baggage and cargo handling. Software solutions and customer services along the whole product life cycle complete the portfolio. The company has an installed base in more than 60 countries worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: www.siemens.com/logistics.
AX4 – the digital supply chain
The cloud based logistics platform AX4 reduces complexity. It facilitates processes and allows for their digitalization along the supply chain and enables collaboration between the participants. Thus AX4 realizes smooth and reliable processes as well as continuous transparency. With more than one million shipment transactions every day AX4 is one of the most-widely used logistics platform for the management of cross-company logistics processes.
AX4 Open – Supply Chain Management at the push of a button
AX4 Open is the configuration tool for a flexible and agile set up and adaption of AX4 solutions. According to the motto “Do IT Yourself” customers can create and manage their individual AX4 solution with this innovative tool. The advantages are obvious: Independently from the provider adaptations can be done at any time or best practice solutions can be multiplied at the push of a button.