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Elevate® Unified Communications: Comprehensive Security


You can feel confident that your private data is safe with Elevate. Our Triple Guard Security takes a multipronged approach to protecting your business data with technologies that address three potential points of vulnerability – protecting user access, securing applications, and defending the cloud infrastructure. Our system utilizes state-of-the-art technologies designed to constantly monitor for, and defend against, malicious intruders.

Our security platform provides comprehensive security features that are constantly evolving in order to respond to, and help mitigate, potential threats. The platform capabilities and the technologies it employs are regularly examined and reviewed by our security team to help ensure an extremely secure communications and collaboration experience that can be trusted to protect you and your businesses.


We invest considerable human and capital resources to help ensure high levels of security and protection that give you peace of mind. We understand that if you're to trust us with your communications and data, you need to understand how we'll protect it. Vigilance is essential to keeping your business safe.

Highly Secure Datacenters
Our cloud is hosted in geographically dispersed, highly secure and monitored datacenters by certified tier-three providers. All of the datacenters used to deliver the Elevate service are either ISO 27001-certified or are subject to regular SOC security audits.

Each of the world-class datacenters that are used in the delivery of the Elevate service also adhere to adheres to strict standards in physical security. Each datacenter is closely monitored and guarded 24/7/365. Secure access is strictly enforced using the latest technology, including electronic man-trap devices between lobby and datacenter, motion sensors, and controlled ID key-cards.

Infrastructure Protection
System and network security is important to us and our customers. In order to maintain a secure infrastructure, Elevate is supported by several layers of security controls in operation. These controls include processes for managing user access to critical systems and devices, formal policies for authentication and password controls, and configuration standards for firewalls. Secure VPN and two-factor authentication (2FA) are widely utilized across the Elevate infrastructure to prevent unauthorized access.

We also implemented several monitoring controls to identify potential security threats and notify relevant personnel of the severity of the threat. Firewalls are in place and configured to prevent unauthorized communications. Network-based monitoring detection systems are configured to detect attacks or suspicious behavior, and vulnerability scans are performed to identify potential weakness in the security and confidentiality of systems and data.

We also run advanced, next-generation antivirus technology across our systems to help detect and deter malicious computer usage that often cannot be caught by a conventional methods. The technology monitors for unusual patterns and behaviors, alerting security engineers of suspicious activity, 24x7x365.

This endpoint technology can also help prevent attacks against vulnerable services; data-driven attacks on applications; host-based attacks such as privilege escalation; unauthorized logins and access to sensitive files; and malware (e.g., viruses, Trojan horses, and worms).

We utilize a combination of commercial and proprietary security tooling to assist with threat and vulnerability management; security information event management; identity, access, and password audits; secrets and key management; managed detection and response; secure development lifecycle; managed security operations; and bug bounty programs. We also perform regular penetration testing and/or red team assessments on our applications and systems infrastructure using respected independent cybersecurity consultants on at least an annual basis.

Other security highlights:

  • Commercial-grade edge routers are configured to resist IP-based network attacks
  • We subscribe to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection through a leading provider of network security
  • Our production network is physically and logically separated with highly restricted access and multiple authentication levels
  • Operational functions include monitoring, system hardening, and vulnerability scans

Employee Security
Our employees, regardless of role, undergo rigorous background checks. Employee access to systems, applications and networks is strictly controlled using two-factor authentication and role-based access control. Access to servers is restricted to a limited number of authorized engineers and monitored regularly.

Dedicated Security Staff and Monitoring
We employ a dedicated, full-time security staff who are certified in information security. This team is involved with all aspects of security, including log and event monitoring, penetration testing, incident response, managing endpoint protection, vulnerability management, perimeter defense, service and architecture testing, and source code reviews.


We are committed to protecting the privacy of your data and making sure you have full visibility regarding where and how it’s used. Your cloud contains extremely valuable and confidential content, including intellectual property, customer data, financial information, and sensitive personal data. You need to have confidence in how it’s stored and managed.

Locations of Data Handling/Storage
We maintain datacenter locations in the Eastern and Western United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, and Japan. With respect to user content that is processed through the Elevate service, we generally aim to handle and store such data in the customer’s geographic region, when possible. As of the date of this report, the core components of the Elevate service are able to be delivered through the following datacenter locations:

  • Voice Services: Any of our global datacenter locations
  • ShareSync: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Japan
  • Online Meeting/Chat: United States

In instances where a particular service is not able to be serviced through a datacenter in a customer’s geographic region, the user content will generally be handled and stored in the datacenter closest to the customer’s location.

Business and financial information related to Elevate accounts, such as billing, order history and account contacts, is processed and stored in the United States.

Data Encryption
Data encryption protects sensitive customer and call data from unauthorized access. In addition, numerous national, local, and industry regulations regarding customer and patient privacy mandate encryption of data. We employ encryption, both in- transit (using TLS encryption) and at-rest (using AES 256-bit keys), as an essential component of our “secure-by-design” product architecture to help keep your data private and secure. Data encrypted while at rest includes voicemails, call recordings, meeting recordings/chat/notes, chat and SMS history, chat attachments, and ShareSync files.


Encryption technology is important to keep conversations and data secure from prying eyes. However, encryption only tells part of the story. We have several technologies designed to keep intruders from accessing your internal systems and apps.

Secure Handset Protection
To verify that phones and devices are secure from cyber threats and attacks like eavesdropping, we require strong passwords on all SIP endpoints. Each device is securely provisioned using “HTTPS” with mutual authentication to prevent intrusion.

Authentication for Elevate Apps
Elevate Desktop and Mobile Apps allow users to use their business phone system while working remotely or on-the-go. These apps can require a username and password and can also be enabled with 2-factor authentication for access.

Google Chromium Browser Security Platform
The Elevate Desktop App is built using Google Chromium browser technology. It makes use of the very latest security enhancements available and is updated regularly to keep current with the latest security patches. Chromium’s architecture focuses on preventing attacks from persistent malware, transient keyloggers, and file theft.


Automated 24/7 Toll Fraud & Threat Detection
We monitor call patterns to international (and high-cost) locations on a constant basis and consistently look to improve our fraud monitoring systems.

If any customer exceeds the call thresholds for any international areas, we will disable international calling and notify the purchaser, informing them that international calling has been disabled based on possible fraudulent activity. To protect the customer, we will not re-enable international calling until the account holder has given us authorization.

Additionally, we employ active monitoring to detect and notify customers of suspicious login activity and unrecognized devices on their network.

Spam Caller Protection *
Every account is enabled with Spam Caller Protection – helping to keep you and your employees free from calls originated by autodialers and known fraudsters. It allows administrators to decide how to route these calls. Depending on your organization’s preferences, you can tag these calls in the Caller ID screen, send them to voicemail, or block them. This protection extends to every device, including the Desktop and Mobile Apps.

* Currently only available to customers located in the United States


SOC 2 is a technical audit specifically designed for service providers who store customer data in the cloud. We have a SOC 2 report from an independent auditor that has validated that, in their opinion, our controls and processes are effective in minimizing risk and exposure to this data.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.

The payment processing system that supports Elevate has passed these strict testing procedures and is compliant with PCI DSS. This helps ensure that your payment information will not be accessed by unauthorized parties or shared with unscrupulous vendors.

GDPR and Other Privacy Regulations
We have extensive experience managing a highly secure infrastructure and complying with complex regulations. We are committed to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy regulations across our services. We maintain a security environment that meets the requirements of the GDPR, and we offer Data Processing Agreements (DPAs) to our partners and customers to help assure them that our processing and handling of their data will meet applicable regulatory standards, including all required security measures.

Healthcare Industry Security Compliance
Countries around the world impose strict legal and regulatory requirements on the handling of medical and other health-related information by healthcare providers. Our robust set of security features enables customers in the healthcare industry to configure Elevate to help them comply with those stringent requirements. For instance, Elevate offers a range of security settings, and a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is available upon request, to support businesses in their efforts to comply with the administrative, physical, and technical standards required by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

Telecommunications-Related Security Requirements
Consumers are understandably concerned about the security of the sensitive, personal data they provide to their service providers. Many countries’ telecommunications regulations include encryption and other security-related requirements applicable to data processed and stored in connection with the services, and we are committed to complying with those requirements wherever we offer our services. As just one example, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires carriers like us to establish and maintain systems designed to ensure that we protect our subscribers' Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI), and we file an annual certification documenting our compliance with these rules.


Security Features

  • Calling – The account administrator can request TLS transport for desktop telephones
  • Mobile Softphone – TLS transport can be enabled in application settings to enable encrypted signaling
  • Call Recording – The account administrator can control call recording on a per user basis. Call recording can be activated on demand by the user
  • Voicemail to Email – Voicemail to email is a convenient feature but for maximum security it can be disabled per user
  • Voicemail Transcription – Voicemail transcription can be enabled or disabled on a per user basis for maximum security
  • Visual Voicemail – Visual voicemail is available in the Desktop and Mobile apps and is protected by the same robust access controls including optional 2FA
  • Desktop Softphone – The Desktop Softphone uses TLS and SRTP to ensure communication is always encrypted
  • Chat – Chat messages are encrypted both at rest and in transit
  • ShareSync – Share data is encrypted both at rest and in transit
  • Online Meeting meetings, chat, notes – This data is encrypted at rest and in transit. WebRTC technology is used to encrypt meetings
  • Integrations – Integrations vary depending upon the 3rd party system, but typically use REST over HTTPs transport for encryption

Administrator Control

Elevate features many flexible security features that allow the system administrator granular control over their security policies.

  • Administrator-defined passwords – Elevate supports both user and administrator-defined passwords for access to services
  • No compromised passwords – Elevate users benefit from password validation services; this prevents users from selecting passwords which are known as compromised
  • Forced password resets – Administrators can force all users to change their passwords, either for administrative reasons or company policy reasons
  • Custom password policies – Password policies can be defined to align with existing business practices or policies
  • Flexible password expiration – Password expiration can be defined to align with existing business practices or policies
  • Dynamic blocking feature – Administrator-defined policies monitor unsuccessful logon attempts and can dynamically restrict and release user accounts. This feature can be fully customized to align with existing business practices or policies

Two-Factor Authentication (DoubleSafe)
This additional security layer can be activated for Elevate, Online Meeting, Contact Center and ShareSync applications. Two-factor authentication (2FA) requires an additional authentication challenge to access Elevate services. This feature is fully configurable to suit your business needs.

2FA supports Push Notification via the DoubleSafe mobile application, SMS messaging and voice calls. 2FA can be enabled on a per-user or per-organization basis and supports challenges for every login, daily, weekly, monthly or only when logging into Elevate services from a new device.

DoubleSafe is included with every Elevate account.

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