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Deployment - Data Security, Performance and Vulnerabilities
  • 20 Dec 2023
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Deployment - Data Security, Performance and Vulnerabilities

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The Whatfix solution is developed using globally accepted security measures.

Whatfix Data Security

Whatfix does a routine security review and testing as an inherent part of our software development to ensure that there are no vulnerabilities in the application.

Whatfix maintains the following data security measures for its users:

  • Whatfix export version is placed as part of your web servers. It can attain the same level of security requirements as your other in-house products.
  • The Whatfix JavaScript only makes GET requests (read-only requests) to your web servers. No external calls are made to any outside servers.

Whatfix JavaScript Architecture

After unzipping the compressed export file (.zip), your product team needs to integrate a single line Whatfix JavaScript from the extracted package into your application. Whatfix follows all the regular best practices for ensuring JavaScript security.

The design of Whatfix JavaScript ensures that:

  • Only GET requests (read-only requests) are made to your servers from Whatfix’s JavaScript
  • No calls are made from Whatfix’s JavaScript to any server except your server
  • No third-party libraries are used or required to run Whatfix on your application
  • No need to have any specific libraries or software on your server. The unzipped file can be placed on any web server software
  • Seamless operations with your CDN

Whatfix Security and Deployment Architecture

Vulnerability Scans and Penetration Test

Whatfix performs regular security assessments, penetration tests, and vulnerability scans along with multiple rounds of reviews. These tests ensure that nothing gets overlooked and human mistakes are rectified on time.

Failover

In case of a failover, you can serve Whatfix JavaScript from multiple servers and use CDN for distributing the content.

Performance

Whatfix has a negligible impact on the performance of your application because of the following:

  • The Whatfix JavaScript execution during page load takes approximately 400 milliseconds.
  • The Whatfix JavaScript file gets cached on the browser side and ensures that the script is downloaded only once for the user (first-time access).
  • The Whatfix JavaScript file size is only 700KB (compressed). The browser caches this file and ensures that the user downloads it only once (first access).

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