Security in the cloud with IP address whitelisting

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Controlling who can ‘WFH’

It sounds more complicated than it actually is. It’s really simple to get your head around and even easier to manage.

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There are obvious benefits of being able to access your work tools online and being able to ‘work from home’ (or anywhere for that matter) but when data, such as delicate payroll data, is involved it’s important to exercise some caution.

With Paycircle, rather than just allowing anyone to access the platform from anywhere, you can restrict access at both an IP address level and on a time restricted basis.

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You can set up your team and how they access the platform by customising your company or bureau security settings. By adding your office IP addresses and your team member’s home IP addresses, you can control exactly where people can log into the platform from. You can also put a time limit on IP address access so that, for example, you can allow someone to work from home for a day and then access would be denied after that.

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Managing ‘static’ and ‘dynamic’ IP addresses

An IP address (Internet Protocol address) is a numerical label assigned to a device connected to a computer network that uses the internet for communication. Most offices will have a ‘static’ IP address, which means that it stays the same and doesn’t change. Whereas, most home internet connections will have a ‘dynamic’ IP address, which means that it changes regularly.

To exercise proper control over who can access your payroll platform and from where, you can assign work and home IP addresses to everyone in your team. This means that people can only log in from the IP addresses associated to their account.

Obviously, home IP addresses will need to be kept up-to-date regularly but it’s easy to find out your IP address and no effort for an administrator to keep them up-to-date – for security’s sake.

Want to know your IP address, just Google ‘What’s my IP’.

Author: Catherine Pinkney