We take the security of your data very seriously and have a number of security measures in place which include:

Data Protection Registration

We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Our data protection registration reference: ZA138140.


We use 256-bit level SSL encryption to protect information as it travels between your browser and our host. This is at the same level of security as a number of well known banks.

Physical Security

Our data is stored utilising ISO 27001 and FISMA certified data centres. Our data centres are managed by Amazon Web Services who have many years of experience in designing, constructing, and operating large-scale data centres.

Real-time Backups

Customer data is stored across redundant disk arrays with high availability failover protection and backups are carried out by Amazon Web Services.

Amazon Web Services

HR Pulse utilises Amazon Web Services who also provide back-up services to global organisations, such as Siemens, Dow Jones and a multitude of other world renowned businesses that are reliant on security, reliability and a high level of customer service and they offer the following:

  • We have selected the EU (Ireland) as the region in which the database runs;
  • All the data is ultimately stored in Ireland. The documents are stored encrypted by Amazon in Amazon S3 and the database is encrypted on disc by Amazon;
  • Backups are carried out by Amazon and stored for the previous 7 days, these are also stored within EU (Ireland).
  • Snapshot backups are performed daily by Amazon.

They are proactive in applying server-level monitoring and security patches and we have the facility to increase capacity as required quickly, adapting to the needs and demands of HR Pulse customers. HR Pulse runs inside of a smart container in a fully managed environment, where monitoring ensures that in the event of a server failure this is automatically identified and appropriate action is taken.