Benefits of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
Visual Lease is a 100% web-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application that is accessible anytime, anywhere via any web-enabled device. Like Facebook, Google, Amazon and eBay, there is no software to install and everything is in the cloud.
Reduced time to benefit
Unlike traditional software, Visual Lease comes ready to use through your web browser. That is great news, because you can have the system ready to use almost instantly, as there is no installation and configuration can be done remotely.
SaaS is much less expensive because it resides in a shared environment where the hardware infrastructure, IT staff and associated system costs are spread out among all of the users and built into the license fees. This makes Visual Lease financially viable for those small and medium businesses (SMB) that would otherwise find such a system cost-prohibitive.
We upgrade Visual Lease many times a year and the upgrades become available to you as soon as we release them, without additional cost. This makes the system significantly less expensive than traditional software, where you are typically forced to buy and install upgrades and continuously upgrade the desktop and network environment.
Visual Lease System Security
Our servers are hosted at an ISO9000 2001 certified co-location facility, which is assessed annually with a SSAE 16 SOC1 Type II audit. The facility provides comprehensive physical security, power redundancy and systems backups, state-of-the-art fire suppression systems and modern heating/ventilations/air conditioning. It is designed to meet all the requirements for a secure physical hosting environment. Access to this facility is highly controlled with three-factor authentication and 24/7/365 closed circuit digital video monitoring to ensure the safety of your data.
All publicly accessible servers are protected by redundant firewalls, which provide access to only those protocols explicitly required. Your data is further protected behind a second layer of redundant firewalls as added protection against unauthorized access to data. The servers are protected using a network-wide intrusion detection system and are subjected to regular penetration testing. Additionally,Visual Lease leverages network and host intrusion detection systems that monitor activity and issue alerts when any suspicious activity is detected.
To ensure that only you have access to your company data, Visual Lease stores customer data in separate dedicated databases. This means your data is not mixed with other customers' data, ever. Visual Lease also supports Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) encryption for web servers and web browsers, enabling secure communications.
Committed to delivering world-class 24/7/365 availability, Visual Lease consistently maintains an average uptime in excess of 99.9%.
All aspects of the Visual Lease SaaS infrastructure are monitored for uptime, performance, and capacity. The Visual Lease monitoring systems track performance and issues alerts when thresholds, such as disk space, CPU utilization and network capacity, are reached.
All servers, which are optimized for virtualization, are rated as high dependability for a solid operating lifespan and carry an energy star rating for power management.
Because you entrust us with your data, it's critical that we protect it for you. To protect against accidental loss of user data as a result of database corruption, hardware failures, and even natural disasters, Visual Lease performs incremental backups of all data every hour and a full backup every night. These backups are stored offsite, with multiple copies created and stored within the data center, offsite at a secure locations, and at the Visual Lease Disaster Recovery Hosting Mirror locations.
Scalability and Growth
Visual Lease uses an n-tiered, fully scalable web architecture that separates physically into different machines - web servers run pages and scripts, middle-tier servers run scheduled jobs and database servers - allowing Visual Lease to easily scale to meet customer needs for their applications and grow their business.