Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my personal data is protected? How does Gust treat my data generally?

We know that the data you enter into our system and it confidentiality are core to your business, so we endeavor to keep that data safe and secure at all times. 

Your data is encrypted: Everything that you send to our system, or that we send to your browser, is encrypted with the latest standards and the highest grade security that your system will support. Every page we serve is over SSL, and we monitor the latest developments in browser and server security to upgrade our connection security when possible. If we cannot make a secure connection to your browser, we require you to move to a more secure browser (sorry older browsers!). 

In addition our servers are behind a strict firewall. We host on Amazon Web Services, and use their Virtual Private Cloud features to ensure that the machines that store your data are inaccessible to the rest of the world. In addition to the firewall and networking restrictions, the AWS data centers provide a strong layer of physical security to ensure that no one can reach the machines that host our service. 

Finally, we do access right checks at the deepest level. Most services have a database user with rights to all account data that is responsible for only showing one user's data. At Gust Equity Management, when you connect to our service, you authenticate in the database, and our database restricts the information you can see based on your authentication. This means that no account on our website can see all user data and provides a deep layer of authentication and authorization before any data is made available.

Last updated on November 15, 2016