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How we keep customer data secure.
Keeping customer data private and secure has never been more important. At Quantum Metric, we take this responsibility very seriously. We provide three capture options that occur on your customers’ devices, at the point of capture.
For the vast majority of public web pages or mobile app views, the data we capture is not sensitive in any nature. For example, this could be a product details page or a simple keyword search. For all of these data fields, Quantum uses a strong RSA 2048-bit public/private key encryption, coupled with AES256 symmetric key encryption, and forward secrecy TLS session, to protect all such customer data input within the customer’s browser. All data that is captured using this method is then transferred, fully encrypted, to Quantum Metric’s cloud service, and hosted in a secure Google Compute cloud environment.
Do not capture
Due to the nature of e-commerce, there may be situations where sensitive customer data is inputed, or displayed on a particular webpage. This data could be Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as social security numbers, or PCI DSS classified data such as credit card numbers. Due to the extreme sensitivity of this type of data, we make sure to never capture it in the first place. Therefore, by default out-of-the-box, Quantum Metric automatically blocks the capture of any sensitive data, such as passwords, credit cards and CVV2 fields on any of your digital platforms. Moreover, we work closely with your team to make sure that any additional content you wish not to be captured, is configured to be ignored by the Quantum Metric parser, and is never transmitted to Quantum Metric’s servers.
There may also be some occurrences where PII needs to be captured for valid business reasons. Examples could be a customer’s name or contact details. To protect such identifiable data from any exposure, and to also assist our customers to stay compliant with GDPR and CCPA, Quantum Metric employs Pseudonymization (a technique recommended by GDPR), to separate any PII data that can be used to re-identify a user, from any analytical data collected. In doing so, whilst collecting PII, Quantum Metric is able to analyze aggregate data that has been successfully disassociated from individual user’s identities. This PII data is then separately encrypted, using a strong public/private key pair encryption unique to you, before being transmitted to Quantum Metric’s servers. Moreover only you own and use the private key to decrypt this sensitive data, if ever needed in the future. Quantum Metric has no ability to ever decrypt this data for any reason.
Data in flight and at rest.
Data in flight
Quantum Metric always supports the latest recommended secure cypher suites and protocols, to fully encrypt all customer traffic in transit. Once any data is captured and encrypted, it is transferred via a forward secrecy SSL/TLS connection, to Quantum Metric’s cloud service, which is securely hosted in Google’s world-class cloud environment.
Data at rest
Customer data is isolated and stored in a separate Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Project for every customer. Google uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES256) algorithm to encrypt all data at rest, within their GCP environment and in the region closest to your location. For detailed information about Google’s security, please visit https://cloud.google.com/security. No third-parties (Google and other providers/vendors) have any level of access to customers’ data.
Sensitive data is encrypted on your customers' devices.
Encrypted on device before transmission — RSA 2048 + AES 256 encryption
Data is sent encrypted.
Encrypted in flight — SSL (TLS 1.2+)
Data is stored encrypted.
Fully encrypted at rest — Additional AES256 encryption layer
Read how we protect your customer data and ensure you’re compliant with GDPR and CCPA.
To help prevent the unintended collection of PII, as well as passwords, PCI, PHI & other sensitive data through our products, we offer several implementation tools, including out-of-the-box PCI/SPI exclusions, as noted above. For certain use cases, where there is a specific business need to capture and process basic PII, we require customers to use our public/private key encryption. This feature fully encrypts any user input fields that have not been blocked, and any displayed data that has been marked for encryption within the end user’s browser or app – with several layers of military-grade encryption – before it ever touches the Internet, and subsequently stored on our platform. The data is always end-to-end encrypted, and only you, as the customer, have the ability to decrypt that data using your unique private key.
Moreover, we take a layered and automated approach to all data capture, one that continuously monitors raw data being ingested into our system. As such, the stringent security controls noted above, are further enforced, with our cutting edge AutoPII functionality. AutoPII proactively scans data, and applies advanced Data Loss Prevention (DLP) algorithms to detect possible occurrences of accidental PII as well as PCI/PHI/SPI that might have come across the wire (for instance, due to changes on the customer’s website or native app). You can think of this feature as a form of ‘PII Loss Prevention’ for your subscription.
Once web & native app session replay data has been ingested into the Quantum Metric platform, the AutoPIl process begins, by first periodically selecting a random set of sessions for further analysis (note: our current DLP looks for sample sessions where there is likely a lot of interaction between the user and the site, in particular those containing checkout flows that have conversions).
Next, the Cloud DLP scanning & analysis process is used to locate any potential PIl that may be found within the actual replay files. The scanner loads up the sample replay files, identifies where on the page an occurrence of PIl data may be located, and then classifies the suspected hit (by providing necessary context e.g. a CSS selector for the element on the page, API path etc, depending on where exactly the PIl was located in the replay).
Finally, the results of the replay scanning phase are aggregated into high level findings, and can subsequently be reviewed right from within the Quantum Metric user interface.
The Quantum Metric user interface provides the ability to view the session replay in question by providing a replay link that points to the start of the page hit where PII was detected, mask the detected PII directly, or ignore the result for future scans (in the case of false positives).
So by either fully blocking, or encrypting PII before it ever leaves any end user’s device, as well as proactively detecting any outlier PII data that may have been inadvertently captured, Quantum Metric works to ensure that unintended/unencrypted PII/PCI/SPI/PHI is flagged, allowing you to block the data from being captured in the future and/or request it to be purged from the platform.
SSO & RBAC
Single sign-on (SSO)
Access to customer data within our analytics platform can be restricted via a Single-Sign-On solution, such as OpenID and SAML 2.0, to ensure that only specific team members have the ability to securely view user data. In addition, we have audit policies in place, to make sure that all attempts to access any customer data are vetted and logged. Additionally, when our Privacy Audit feature is turned on, each decryption of any data is audit logged, including the user, session, time, and reason for re-identification. Also, only Quantum Metric clients authorized to use their own decryption key will be able to view any encrypted portions of customer data, and each session’s symmetric encryption key is unique, ensuring authorized users may decrypt only a single session at a time.
Role-based access control (RBAC)
Our unique Quantum Metric Teams functionality functionality provides strict role-based permissions to simplify user & group management within the analytics platform. It also ensures full control over any sensitive data, as well as regulatory compliance with GDPR, CCPA and other privacy/security laws.
As noted above, Quantum Metric manages an extensive set of IT security controls and policies, taking stringent measures to ensure the security of all data. Quantum Metric regularly conducts and maintains independent verification of security and privacy controls of our internal products and services. This is performed by respected auditing firms, to ensure the company is meeting its strict compliance obligations, and achieving SOC 2 Type II attestation, being fully ISO/IEC 27001 certified, as well as strict compliance with global privacy standards such as GDPR and CCPA. Because Quantum Metric takes stringent measures to avoid receiving PII from its customers, the data Quantum Metric processes on behalf of its customers, allows them to maintain their own compliance with PCI, HIPAA, GLBA or similar laws regulating PII.