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Middleware works tirelessly to ensure the protection of Customers’ data within its custody and is committed to continuous improvements to its information security management practices. Middleware aims to ensure the appropriate confidentiality, privacy, integrity, and availability practices are maintained in accordance with the requirements of data security standards.
We ensure that its security commitments are well documented and illustrated to user entities through our website, contract agreement, or in-service level agreement.
Middleware is committed to ensuring that personal data obtained and processed is done in accordance with associated regulations and/or code of conduct laid out by GDPR, and its principles, and Privacy Shield Principles. Formal IT policies and procedures exist that describe physical security, logical access, operations, change control, and data communication standards.
The middleware workforce includes partners, regular employees, and independent contractors who have direct access to Middleware’s internal information systems. Middleware’s personnel policies and practices relating to employee hiring, orientation, training, evaluation, counseling, promotion, and disciplinary activities. Security and Privacy training are performed upon hire and on a semi-annual basis which includes but is not limited to device security, acceptable use, malware prevention, data privacy, and incident reporting, and data breach procedures. All employees are required to acknowledge the confidentiality terms that they’ve read and will follow Middleware’s information security policies at least annually. Issues related to security and privacy are required to be reported immediately to the Compliance team. Upon termination of work at Middleware, all access to Middleware systems is removed immediately.
Middleware is exclusively hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) facilities (us-east-1) in Virginia, USA, which provides robust, physical data center security and environmental controls. AWS provides secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure. Middleware’s corporate offices all require badge access for entry, maintain video surveillance, and require all visitors to sign in and be accompanied when present.
Middleware understands the security risk associated with software changes introduced during the Secure Development Lifecycle. Our security team adheres to OWASP Top 10 to categorize risks as High, Medium, or Low risk. All updates or changes to the production system be they code or system configuration changes, require review prior to deployment to the production environment. Middleware applies change control requirements to systems that store data at higher levels of sensitivity, including Personally Identifiable Information.
Middleware network, infrastructure, and architecture have multiple protection layers that ensure the highest levels of security and control, which includes:
|Access Control||Access to our production networks is controlled through multi-factor authentication over HTTPS encrypted protocol.
Strict Firewall rules restrict access to vulnerable ports to ensure secure and limited access to the production environment.
We also utilize intrusion detection systems in our corporate network to identify potential security threats.
|Login Security||Each user can log in with their unique username and password with specific authorization and permission level as controlled by the account administrator.
Password complexity is conformed to defined password standards and configuration.
|Logical Access||Access to data, system utilities, and program source code libraries are controlled and restricted to those authorized users who have legitimate business needs.
Responsibilities and duties are well segregated to avoid repudiation and in-compatibility of responsibilities.
|Datacenter||Middleware services are hosted in an advanced data center operated by a recognized industry leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our vendor adheres to the highest industry standards of quality, security, and reliability and continuously monitors the environment using automated compliance checks based on the AWS best practices and industry recognized standards.|
The main service that Middleware protects is cloud server optimization and auto-scaling. All visitors are ‘tagged’ with the Middleware tracking code are monitored. Middleware employs both internal and external testing of our product.
|Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing||Vulnerability scans are performed at least quarterly on the environment to identify control gaps and vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities found are resolved within a timeframe by our security team.
A third party performs penetration testing annually to identify and exploit vulnerabilities identified within the environment.
|Incident Response and Data Breach||Middleware has documented incident response and escalation procedures for reporting security incidents are adopted to guide users in identifying, reporting, and mitigating failures, incidents, concerns, and other complaints.
When security events are detected they are escalated to the respective response team, Response time to address the event is 2 hours. We make sure to notify the supervisory authority of Personal Data Breach within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
|Data Encryption in Transit and at Rest||All data sent to or from Middleware is encrypted in transit using AES256 bit encryption. Our API and application endpoints are TLS/SSL only and score an “A+” rating on Qualys SSL Labs’ tests.
Middleware uses end-to-end encryption for Data in transit which ensures that only communicating users can read what is sent, and nobody in between, even Middleware.
Middleware uses a Security Hash Algorithm (SHA2) for all password entries. Middleware stores the customers’ sensitive data such as Name, Email, Phone Numbers, Remarks, and chat transcripts in PostgreSQL Database.
Data is encrypted automatically, in real-time, prior to writing to storage. As a result, hackers and malicious users are unable to read sensitive data from tablespace files, database backups or disks.
|Backup and Disaster Recovery||Middleware ensures that the customers can balance the need to store backups at multiple locations in case of a disaster with the need to keep their data out of certain geographies. AWS provides clear data maps and geographic boundary information for all datacenters.
Disaster recovery plan is tested on annual basis.
|Data Collection & Disposal||As an Application Service Provider, Middleware collects Personal Information such as name and contact details, server details, and information related to browsing on behalf of the brand and use of our app.
Customer data will be deleted from Middleware systems upon the termination of the account or data retention expiration deadlines. Middleware hard deletes all information from currently running production systems. Backups are destroyed within 30 days. Middleware follows industry standards and advanced techniques for data destruction
|Bug Bounty Program||Our number one priority is customer’s security, we’re working with security researchers from worldwide to make our customers more secure. Middleware is pleased to recognize the security researchers who have helped make Middleware safer by finding and reporting security vulnerabilities.
The Middleware Bug Bounty Program is to encourage researchers to report vulnerabilities they’ve discovered to our security and developing team, we reward researchers for submitting their findings. If you’re a security researcher and have found a vulnerability in our service please report it to
A multi-layered approach is implemented by Middleware to support its People, Process, and Technological security requirements. If you want more advice and help, get in touch with our Compliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org