Is My Data Secure?
iCattleMgrPro, iLivestockMgr, iPastureMgr & iCattleMgr use Apple iCloud technology. What this means to you is that…
iCloud secures your data by encrypting it when it is sent over the Internet, storing it in an encrypted format when kept the on server (review the table below for detail), and using secure tokens for authentication. This means that your data is protected from unauthorized access both while it is being transmitted to your devices and when it is stored in the cloud. iCloud uses a minimum of 128-bit AES encryption – the same level of security employed by major financial institutions – and never provides encryption keys to any third parties.
Security and iCloud Features
The table below summarizes how your data is secured when using various iCloud features:
|Data||In transit||On server||Notes|
|Calendars||Yes||Yes||A minimum of 128-bit AES encryption|
|Documents in the Cloud||Yes||Yes|
|Find My iPhone||Yes||Yes|
|Find My Friends||Yes||Yes|
|iCloud.com||Yes||N/A||All sessions at iCloud.com are encrypted with SSL. Any data accessed via iCloud.com is encrypted on server as indicated in this table.|
|Back to My Mac||Yes||N/A||Back to My Mac does not store data on iCloud. Data retrieved from other computers is encrypted with SSL while in transit.|
|iTunes in the Cloud||Yes||N/A||Purchased or matched music files are not encrypted on server because they do not contain any personal information|
|Mail and Notes||Yes||No||All traffic between your devices and iCloud Mail and Notes is encrypted with SSL. Consistent with standard industry practice, iCloud does not encrypt data stored on IMAP mail servers. All Apple email clients support optional S/MIME encryption.|
What this means is that, security is managed by apple, you don’t need to buy anything like a server or have to trust a third party vendor to secure and host/store it. Its managed the same as ANY Apple application and handled with the same standard as financial information. There is no registration required with iSimpleTypeApp, no password and no account. The data is yours and no one has access to it unless you choose send it or share your iCloud account.
iLivestockMgr and iCattleMgrPro also use Apple’s core database technology. Through a sophisticated replication process similar to photo stream, your data in its complete form lies only on your devices. Core data, employs logging to record the transactions (one by one) and then manages sending the logs to each device.
Another feature of the advanced apps (iCattleMgrPro, iLivestockMgr, etc) is the ability to function without the internet, so when there is no internet connectivity out on the ranch you can continue to use the app and when you are back to civilization you automatically catch up. You can add a new device at any time and it will automatically catch up with everything else.