Tag Archives: Data Security

XVault Application

The server on which the XVault application is installed on should be physically secured and appropriately configured to prevent unintended access. XVault only permits incoming connections to its Web Services interface and to its web-based management console. XVault will make outgoing … Continue Reading

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XVault Database

The XVault database should be located on a physically secure server that is appropriately configured to prevent unintended access. Each system accessing the database requires a separate SQL user account with a strong password. Systems reading data from the XVault … Continue Reading

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Emerge Remote Wipe and Deactivation

Some second line defences have been built in to the functionality of Emerge to maintain data security in the event of device loss and or personnel changes. If the device is lost or stolen, Emerge can be remotely deactivated and … Continue Reading

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Emerge Encryption

Emerge has its own dedicated encryption facility, it does not rely on encryption facilities provided by the device. Sensitive data is encrypted using AES 128 (Advanced Encryption Standard) which is the government standard for the UK. Using this method, MIS … Continue Reading

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Emerge Two-Factor Authentication

Emerge uses Two-Factor Authentication. This means using two independent methods of identification (i.e. something you have and something you know!). All iOS and Android devices are hard coded with a globally unique string called the Device UDID – something you … Continue Reading

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How long will my information be held for by Emerge?

Data deltas are cached in Groupcall Emerge and only remain valid for a set time period (the default is 5 days).

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How is my information held by Emerge?

Data in Emerge is cached as either Encrypted for Personal Information, or Shared Non-Encrypted for other data, including anonymous photos.

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What is my information used for by Emerge?

The information present in Groupcall Emerge is used for the specific purposes of recording attendance, behaviour and achievement and associating students and staff to timetable information. Emergency contact details are also cached as well as any relevant medical information.

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XVault Message Security – SIF

All SIF Agents, including XVault, connect to a SIF Zone Integration Server; in live environments this is an SSL connection. A Zone Integration Server (ZIS) partitions school data sources into multiple SIF Zones –each Zone being isolated. A single school … Continue Reading

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XVault Message Security – Non-SIF

For XVault Zones that are configured without the use of SIF Transport (Non-SIF zones), XVault and the source Xporter installation broker their messages via an SSL connection to Groupcall Dashboard. The collection template assigned to a Zone in XVault is … Continue Reading

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