General Qwilr Security

At Qwilr we work hard to keep your account and your Qwilr Pages secure. This is some information about how we do that.

The URLs for your pages are protected by link secrets. These links are an automatically generated, very strong password and are part of the URL string. These random hashes are the same security technology that Dropbox, Google and others use to ensure private access to URL accessible material.

For technical details: the secrets are created by generating a RFC4122 compliant UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) and base64 encoding it.

Along with robots.txt instructions and with no links on the public web pointing to these secret URLs, search engines cannot crawl these secret link URLs.

Basically, your Pages are secret unless you explicitly share the URL somewhere. They can't be stumbled upon by someone.

If you post links on public websites there may be a chance that search engines may crawl and index their content. You can also explicitly set your Pages to be indexable by search engines.

Data Storage

Qwilr’s servers and data-center are provided by RackSpace, one of the top cloud infrastructure providers in the world, with a well deserved reputation for security. Our production database is backed up many times every hour of every single day.

Analytics

Depending on your plan you'll have access to Advanced Analytics (Business and Enterprise). With that you'll have a far more nuanced view of how your Qwilr Page is being viewed. You can see how many times it's viewed, the general locations of where it's being viewed, and on our Enterprise plan even limit views to specific domains.

If it is ever viewed too many times, or viewed during times that you think are unusual you can disable the link quickly and easily. You can then create a new version and re-share it as needed.

Additional Security Features

On our Business and Enterprise be able to add on additional security to your documents like password protection or views limits. You can read about that here.