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Connect to LuxSci Even More Securely: Use our VPN

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Use of SSL and TLS provide a very high degree of security for access to LuxSci’s and other provider’s services.  This is especially true for WebMail with LuxSci’s use of an Extended Validation SSL Certificate that turns your browser bar green and helps ensure that you know that you are talking with us and not some malicious site.

However, for the very security and/or privacy conscious and those with compliance requirements (like HIPAA), a significant degree of improvement in security can be had by using VPN access in addition to SSL and TLS.

How is VPN Access+SSL better than just SSL?

VPN Access to your premium environment LuxSci services creates a secured tunnel (using IPSec) where all traffic travelling from your computer to LuxSci’s servers is encrypted in transit … no matter what kind of traffic it is or what protocol it is for.  This means:

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View, Search, Print, Download your Web/PDF Form Posts Like a Boss

Monday, February 25th, 2013

By popular demand, LuxSci is pleased to announce a new feature that vastly simplifies and speeds access to and management of your web and PDF form post data.  SecureForm now includes a web-based user interface for searching, sorting, viewing, downloading, and printing all of your form post data.  It’s quick, accessible to non-administrators, and works with any form where you are saving copies of the post data to a database on LuxSci servers.

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All New MySQL Database Management Tools

Friday, February 25th, 2011

LuxSci has released a new set of tools that will give customers better and easier access to manage their MySQL databases.  Using the LuxSci web interface,  customers are now able to issue SQL commands and queries, upload batches of SQL commands (i.e. mysqldump files), download backups of their databases (i.e. as mysqdump files), and quickly empty their databases of all tables.

These tools are available under the “Account – Account Administration – Databases” area.

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MySQL v5.5.x Now Supported

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

LuxSci now supports databases running on MySQL v5.5.x.  Customers have the option of using v5.5.x or v5.0.x when making new databases.  Version 5.5 brings many enhancements that users have been asking for, including:

  • Improved performance
  • Improved InnoDB engines
  • Triggers that can be managed by the end user (i.e. for HIPAA auditing purposes and other reasons)

MySQL v5.5 databases can be added by anyone in a database-supporting account via the “Databases” administrative control. If you have a dedicated server, and would like MySQL v5.5 added to your server, please contact Support.

MySQL v5.5 databases are compatible with LuxSci web hosting accounts, SecureForm database storage, and HIPAA accounts.

LuxSci’s Database Management User Interface has also been updated to allow Account Administrators to change the password to their database on demand.  See the “Change Database Password” tool in this area.

Web and PDF Form Submissions Saved to a MySQL Database

Friday, August 13th, 2010

LuxSci SecureForm is an easy way to add or enhance security and/or functionality to web and PDF forms you to use to collect important information. This service has been expanded to now store your submitted form data directly to a MySQL database hosted at LuxSci!

SecureForm storage in MySQL is compatible with LuxSci HIPAA-compliant account services.

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