Security at Starhost

Top Security & Privacy Features

Physical Security

Starhost’s corporate offices all require badge access for entry, maintain video surveillance, and require all visitors to sign in and be accompanied when present.

Network Security

Starhost controls access to our production networks through the use of strictly defined rules and we also utilize intrusion detection systems in our production network.

Application Security

We employs both internal and external testing of our product. We regularly scan source code and systems for vulnerabilities and perform necessary updates based on those results.

Training and Awareness

Security awareness training is delivered to all new hires and contractors, we continually publicize security alerts through our internal communication channels.

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Starhost utilizes geographically separate environments to ensure data availability and up-time. Starhost maintains daily backups, meaning that the RPO is no greater than 24 hours.

Data Protection

Starhost encrypts data in transit and at rest on our servers utilizing recognized encryption protocols. At end-of-life, AWS & Google Cloud destroy disks per NIST 800-88 standards.

1. We care about security as much as you do.

Starhost’s professional staff and automated tools monitor service performance for problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our production equipment is housed securely on our servers, complete with 24/7 physical security with a full-time security staff, video surveillance and alarms to prevent high-tech breaches. We have a secure power supply and backup generators in case of a power cut, as well as smoke and flood detection and fire suppression systems.

2. Your data is protected and private.

We rely on advanced, industry-recognised security safeguards to keep all of your data private and protected. Starhost is a VeriSign Secured product. VeriSign® is the leading secure sockets layer (SSL) Certificate Authority. With password-protected login, firewall protected servers and the same encryption technology (128 bit SSL) used by the world’s top companies, we have the security elements in place to give you peace of mind.

3. We value privacy as much as you do.

We build privacy into everything we do. It’s not an afterthought. It’s not corporate rhetoric. It’s how we choose to treat — and respect — our customers on a daily basis. That’s why we follow a strict set of guidelines and practices to protect all of your private information. We do not sell, rent or share your information with third parties for their promotional use.

4. And it's available, whenever you need it.

Starhost has been available more than 99.8% of the time for the past three years.* That’s because we rely on redundant servers and a self-correcting error detection program. So even if one server becomes impacted or unavailable, your service will probably not be affected. This means that you can access your data online no matter where you are or what you are doing.

5. You'll never forget to backup your data.

That’s because we automatically do it for you. Starhost utilizes geographically separate environments to ensure data availability and up-time. You get the convenience of automatic offsite storage without the extra effort and cost of creating and managing physical backup copies on your own.

6. You get to make the rules.

You control who accesses your data, and what they can see and do with it. Each person you invite to use Starhost must create a unique password and no one can see it — not even the chairman of Verbosec. We also offer multiple permission levels that let you limit the access privileges of each user.