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Operational Excellence

Enhancing Data and Cloud Security with New Certifications for FastField

Written By: Ray Waldron
June 11, 2024
5 min read

To make informed decisions, businesses need to be able to trust their data. It needs to be secured and in line with stringent compliance regulations. To meet these challenges, we’ve recently bolstered our security certifications for our FastField mobile forms solution.

Here we’ll explore the need for improved security for enterprises and explore how we’ve strengthened FastField’s data security and compliance.

Importance of Data Security in Mobile Forms

In the complex industries like construction and manufacturing, paper-based forms and manual data entry are not just slow and inefficient —they're risky. These traditional methods are prone to errors and delays and if improperly stored, can lead to data breaches. FastField mobile forms offer a connected solution that captures real-time data from the field and shares it instantly for real-time analysis. This connectedness ensures not only efficiency but also enhances data security, reducing the vulnerabilities associated with manual processes.

By utilizing FastField mobile forms, businesses can streamline their operations, prevent their workers from digging through manual forms, and increase productivity. The ease of accessing and analyzing digital data empowers teams to make informed decisions quickly, creating a more agile and responsible culture.

New Security Certifications for FastField

Quickbase has achieved new top-tier data and cloud security certifications for its FastField mobile forms solution, ensuring superior data protection for industries like construction and manufacturing. This advancement enhances seamless data capture, form generation, and real-time field insights. These new certifications include:

SOC2 Type II Attestation

FastField has recently achieved SOC2 Type II attestation, focusing on security, availability, and confidentiality. This rigorous evaluation process involves encryption, access controls, and adherence to the Trust Services Criteria (TSC) set by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). Achieving SOC2 Type II attestation means that FastField meets high standards for data protection, providing peace of mind for your organization.

SOC2 Type II attestation is a detailed audit process that evaluates an organization's information security controls over a period of time, typically six months to a year. Unlike SOC2 Type I, which assesses the design of these controls at a single point in time, Type II examines their operational effectiveness. This ensures that the company's systems and practices consistently meet the stringent criteria set out for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.

HIPAA Security Rule Attestation

Protecting electronic protected health information (ePHI) is crucial, especially in healthcare industries. FastField complies with the HIPAA Security Rule, ensuring administrative, physical, and technical safeguards are in place. It's essential for customers to also comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule to ensure comprehensive data protection, and FastField covers these security aspects.

HIPAA Security Rule Attestation is a formal declaration that an organization adheres to the HIPAA Security Rule requirements. This attestation typically involves a thorough evaluation and documentation of the organization's security measures to protect ePHI. It signifies that the organization has implemented the necessary administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. This demonstrates our commitment to maintaining high standards of data security in compliance with HIPAA regulations.

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Level 1

FastField has also attained Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Level 1, adhering to the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix. This certification plays a significant role in mitigating risks associated with cloud-based technology. With this achievement, FastField demonstrates its commitment to data storage and processing security, making it a reliable choice for businesses operating in the cloud.

CSA STAR Level 1 is a self-assessment of cloud providers' security practices. It requires organizations to provide detailed responses to the CSA's Cloud Controls Matrix, which outlines fundamental security principles to guide cloud vendors and to assist prospective customers in assessing the overall security risk of a cloud provider. Achieving Level 1 demonstrates that a company has a robust set of security controls and is committed to transparency and trust in the cloud security ecosystem.

Quickbase’s Commitment to Security

Quickbase has also attained Level 2 provider status on the CSA STAR Registry for their Dynamic Work Management platform. This recognition underscores our dedication to providing a secure environment for users, ensuring their data is protected against potential threats. We continue to innovate and enhance our platform's security features to stay ahead of the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Our platform offers flexibility and efficiency, enabling users to build and customize applications quickly and effectively without compromising on security.

How Quickbase Ensures Data Protection

At Quickbase, the security and compliance of your data are paramount. FastField's dedication to meeting stringent security standards offers organizations total peace of mind. By trusting FastField with your data, businesses can focus their employees on core operations, knowing that their information is well-protected through robust encryption technologies, regular security audits, and comprehensive compliance measures.

FastField continuously updates its security protocols to stay ahead of potential threats. This proactive approach includes monitoring emerging vulnerabilities, applying timely patches, and employing advanced threat detection systems. These measures ensure that your data remains safe and secure in an ever-evolving digital landscape, where cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated.

In addition to technical defenses, FastField emphasizes employee training and awareness programs to prevent human errors and insider threats. By fostering a security-forward culture, FastField ensures that all aspects of your data protection are meticulously managed.


Data security in mobile forms solutions is not just a necessity—it's a competitive advantage. With FastField's robust security certifications, Quickbase ensures that your data is secure, compliant, and always accessible when you need it.

Ready to learn more? Check out Quickbase’s security commitments and mobile capabilities today.

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Written By: Ray Waldron

Ray Waldron is an Associate Content Marketing Manager at Quickbase.