How Secure is the Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client?

The Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client was created so that you can expand the reach of your Dynamics GP software to make it available anytime, anywhere.  The Web Client is easy to configure, integrates seamlessly with all of your ISV solutions, is easily deployed by internal IT departments, and maintains a consistent user experience between the desktop client and the web client.

But the enhanced and extended access to Dynamics GP data means nothing if you aren’t confident enough in the security of the system to deploy it on the web.  However, you have nothing to worry about!

Microsoft has taken four big steps to ensure that your data is secure when using the Web Client:

Encryption – The Web Client requires a fully encrypted login.  In addition, all client-server interactions are encrypted as well.  The Web Client uses secure sockets, or https, meaning that it requires certificates on both the client and server sides.

Windows Authentication – The Web Client requires Windows Authentication to access the landing page, which mitigates the risk of a “Denial of Service” attack.  This also gives you greater control to limit who has access to Web Client within the company.

Elevated Trust ModeExisting GP Security – The Web Client leverages all of the existing Microsoft Dynamics GP security settings that you already trust to keep your data safe and clean.

Elevated Trust Mode – The Elevated Trust Mode is required for most printing and BI functions, as well as saving and opening files.  If you do not have Elevated Trust enabled, you will see an icon in your taskbar and you will receive several dialog boxes requiring user interaction to override the settings if you try to perform any of the actions requiring Elevated Trust.

Bonus:  The Web Management Console is a web application that enables you to manage Web Client Sessions and Tenants, giving you the ability to track who is logging in to the Web Client when.

With the Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Web Client, you can feel confident knowing that your data is secure, wherever you people are accessing it.  Contact your Socius Account Manager to learn more about the GP 2013 Web Client.

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