With a TariffShark CPUC Hosted Service arrangement, all TariffShark CPUC server components run in Links Technology's Tier 4, SSAE 16 certified data center. Your IT personnel need not participate in any of the following activities because we take care of all of these:
We offer virtual private server (VPS) hosting (premium offering) and shared hosting (standard offering).
Under the VPS solution, a customer would have its own database and application servers. Due to software licensing and data center-related costs, additional fees would apply. The main benefit of a VPS is that the customer would have exclusive access to these resources.
In either scenario, access to the server from your desktop computers is done over HTTPS/SSL (the same technology that makes it safe to buy merchandise from Amazon over the Internet). Also, every client computer has unique encryption keys, thereby strongly securing the login process.
Test TariffShark CPUC instances are also available, thus allowing your tariff workers to evaluate new releases and upgrades before they are installed into your production environment.