Security at Forecast

We take security very seriously here at Forecast

We know that every person and team using our product expects their data to be protected and secure. We understand how important the responsibility of safeguarding this data is to our customers, and we are proud to exceed the industry standard when it comes to protecting your organization.

Your data is instantly backed up

Every time you update anything in Forecast, your input is encrypted and backed up to multiple data center availabilty zones. This means that all data is written to multiple disks instantly, backed up daily, and stored in multiple locations. Files that our customers upload are stored on servers that use modern techniques to remove bottlenecks and points of failure. Redundant hosting means you get instant access, no matter where you are. Our systems are engineered to stay up even if multiple servers fail.

Your data is securely protected

Every interaction you have with Forecast is encrypted via HTTPS. Thsi means that whenever your data is in transit between you and us, everything is encrypted, and sent securely. Any files which you upload to us are stored and are encrypted at rest. Project data (i.e. comments, tasks and allocations) aren’t encrypted at rest — they are active in our database. Our backups of your data are encrypted using GPG.

Your software is always updated

Today's enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) is more secure than hosting software in your own basement. We work exclusively with our providers to keep servers and software backed up and patched up. Our software infrastructure is updated regularly with the latest security patches. Forecast runs on a dedicated network which is locked down with firewalls and carefully monitored. There's no such thing as perfect security but we make sure to work with leading security researchers to keep up with the state-of-the-art in web security. In short, we make sure Forecast is always up to date, so you don't have to.

Built for security

We run Forecast exclusively on the most secure servers available. Data centers are monitored 24/7/365 and live up to the highest levels of software and physical security. Only authorized personnel have access to the data center, and onsite staff provides additional protection against unauthorized entry and security breaches.

PCI-DSS compliant billing security

All credit card transactions are processed using secure encryption — the same level of encryption used by leading banks. Card information processing, transmission, and storage of card data complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS). Our payment service provider has been audited by an independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and is certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. In short, Forecast lives up to the highest PCI compliance standard and we never see (or have access to) your card data at all.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

Compliance with and to international law and regulations are very important to us. The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an important piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. We fully support the GDPR and you can read more about the Forecast GDPR commitment.