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Buzz's security model

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

Buzz has teamed up with AWS to keep our users safe

Buzz provides…

  • Regular security updates: Every week we update Buzz with our latest enhancements, bug fixes, and security improvements. All updates from external services are tested by software and humans before rolling out, to avoid disrupting customers. 
  • Secure data access: Our API provides secure access to Buzz data over SSL.
  • Authentication: We support external identity providers (IdPs) for single sign-on (SSO) with CAS and SAML, so users can sign into one application and be automatically logged into Buzz without needing to re-enter credentials. This feature can help eliminate the need for teachers and students to have multiple credential sets.
  • Physical security: Buzz uses Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS protects a global infrastructure of hardware, software, networking, and facilities, and is designed and managed around a variety of best practices and global security standards. AWS participates in various assurance programs, including FERPA, and is regularly independently audited (see https://aws.amazon.com/compliance for full details).  
  • Protocol and session security: We use HTTPS for all communication and encrypts all inbound and outbound traffic using 128-bit TLS/SSL.
  • Backup and recovery: Buzz data is backed up every day. In the case of a disaster, data can be recovered from these backups. Backups are regularly tested.

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Mike Morone

Ryan, can you comment on backup/replication procedures with relation to student grades and progress information stored in Buzz courses?  

 

In the event of a disaster or some sort of issue, can our data be recovered?  I'm assuming that our data is perfectly safe and secure, but wanted to get some details. 

Thanks. 

Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member

Great question, Mike! We've updated the article to outline our backup and recovery practices. Let us know if you have additional questions. 

Thanks!

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