Potential Cyberthieves Keeping You Up At Night?

A major concern of modern businesses is the security of their customer and business information. A high percentage of documentation is now sent electronically via electronic data interchange (EDI) through value-added networks (VANs). These VANs support millions of pieces of information involved in business transactions, the security of which is essential to keep operations running smoothly.  

IDEA’s Industry Data Exchange (IDX) VAN provides subscribers with a tested, secure network in which to conduct business.

Safety and security features of the IDX include:

  • Structure built in accordance with Internet EDI compliance regulations
  • Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)-centered development, which provides a safe encrypted-transport protocol
  • Server array hosted in an ATT SAS70-certified environment
  • Disaster recovery, emergency rollover, and mirroring
  • Annual security audit


To ensure the IDX is as secure as possible, IDEA annually conducts a third-party security audit. This rigorous audit is completed by a firm specializing in Internet-based technology security, using a team that employs system entry and access techniques, acting as a potential hacker might. Tests, such as the previously mentioned, verify that the IDX system is secure and safe from Internet hackers and nefarious evildoers.  

If you are not an IDX subscriber, or if you use another service with a potentially unsafe, unsecured VAN, you may want to check how secure your network really is.

If you are interested in learning more about the IDX’s secure EDI transport services, schedule a one-on-one below.