QuickBooks Data Security


We give your data the same care as our own

When you use QuickBooks Online, your data is stored on our servers in the cloud. And because we know that data is one of your company's most important assets, we go to great lengths to protect it.

QuickBooks data security

7 reasons why QuickBooks Online is secure and trustworthy

Intuit’s professional staff and automated tools monitor service and security performance for problems 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our production equipment is housed in both Intuit-operated and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers with 24x7 physical security, full-time security guards, video surveillance, and alarms to prevent high-tech breaches. All of these data centers have uninterruptible power supplies and backup generators for use in case of a power outage and complex smoke and flood detection and fire suppression systems.


We rely on advanced, industry-recognized security safeguards to keep your financial data private and protected. With password-protected login, multi-factor authentication, firewall-protected servers and state of the art encryption technology for data at rest and in transit, we have the security in place to give you peace of mind.


That’s because we do it automatically for you. Your information is saved using the same processes and security practices that handle millions of online tax returns each year. You get the convenience of automatic offset storage without the extra effort and cost of creating and managing physical backup copies on your own. Should the unexpected ever happen to your own computers, all of your data will still be accessible to you from any computer connected to the Internet.


We build privacy into everything we do. 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 your private information. We do not sell, rent or share your information with third parties for their promotional use, and we don’t allow our employees, contractors, data center workers or other personnel to see, use or change your data without your permission.


QuickBooks Online consistently meets or exceeds its availability target of 99.5%.* We meet this target because we rely on redundant servers and data centers, and have self-correcting error detection programs.


You control who accesses your financial data and what they can see and do with it. Only people you invite can access your data. Each person you invite must create their own unique password. We offer multiple permission levels that let you limit the access privileges of each user. This means if you want your part-time contractor to be able to enter his hours but not access your P&L, QuickBooks Online will make it so.


QuickBooks Online offers unique Always-On Activity Log and Audit Trail features, which record every user who logs into the service and any changes made to every financial transaction. The Always-One Activity Log is a complete record of activities, while the Audit Trail is an easy-to-read history of all changes to a specific transaction. Unlike their counterparts in the QuickBooks Desktop software, neither of these features can be turned off by a user. So nothing can happen to your records without you or your accountant knowing about it.

Sign up for QuickBooks Online today and start giving your financial data the level of security it deserves.
*Service availability subject to occasional downtimes for systems or service maintenance. Terms, conditions, pricing, features and service options subject to change without notice.

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