Even though the soon-to-be-released Sage Accpac ERP Version 6 will be a Web-based application, you will still be able to deploy it on your LAN to minimize the risk of exposure to the Web. However, the ability to log in to Sage Accpac from home, the airport, a hotel, or my local Starbucks would really make life a lot easier in certain situations. However, with great power comes great responsibility. While Version 6 will be set up to do all communication through a secure connection called Transport Layer Security (TLS), it will still be important for users of Sage Accpac Version 6 to follow corporate security practices. Awareness training for employees to not disclose passwords, ensuring IT staff routinely monitors server logs for unusual activity, and properly installing Sage Accpac Version 6 by a certified Sage Accpac consultant are just a few ways to ensure your data is safe.
- Brian Terrell, CPA and Managing Partner