Rent IQ is delivered as a service via the Internet. Based on the
Application Service Provider (ASP) model,
Rent IQ is a centrally
managed business application utilizing secure internet connections
as its network infrastructure.
Rent IQ's programming and
system architecture employs Macromedia Cold Fusion and Microsoft's SQL.
Several layers of encryption and security are evoked for each
server transaction. Request Call-Back Authentication (RCBA) within
the VPN guarantees security in transit. These security layers must
be met for any page to display content or allow for the downloading
of data files. Content is then only available when the connection
between the internal applications servers, database servers, storage
severs and browser client are in the proper configuration. Any
discrepancy will halt the execution of commands.
Rent IQ's intuitive security tiered login system provides
users with multiple layers of access to
applications, groups and documents as permitted by the user
Rent IQ's servers are housed in a state-of-the-art datacenter
with four redundant fiber optic connections to the Internet, a three
hour conditioned Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and a backup
diesel generator. This multi-million dollar facility has been
engineered to avoid any single point of failure in connectivity,
power or HVAC. Power systems are designed to run uninterrupted even
in the unlikely event of a total power outage. The data center is
equipped with a Fenwal laser-based high sensitivity smoke and heat
detection system, and a pre-action water based fire suppression
system to be used in the unlikely event that one would start. The
facility is monitored for intrusion detection with internal alarming
and an external security service.
Data redundancy and back-ups are a major part of the data protection
protocols employed by
Rent IQ's team. All data is
mirrored to provide complete failover support. Even in the unlikely
event that entire machines were to fail, clustered server
architecture ensures the integrity and security of the data and
system as a whole.