Clear Books

Thorough and independent web security review for Clear Books. 

Independent review in fast-paced environment  

Clear Books employed Perspective Risk to conduct independent information security reviews of its web- based accounting system. Tim Fouracre, Managing Director of Clear Books explained: ‘‘As a SaaS (Software as a Service) based cloud application, web security is extremely important to us and our customers – more so as thousands of businesses rely on Clear Books to store their highly sensitive financial data.” 

‘‘With a growing web development team coding in a fast paced environment, it was important for us to get an expert third party security firm in to carry out a web security review. Perspective Risk provided the independent review we needed.”  

Valuable blueprint for improving web security  

Tim Fouracre continued: ‘‘Perspective Risk carried out a week-long security review of our application in a staging environment. From the very beginning, the company was professional and organised. We received a daily update report of recent findings and the final report has provided a valuable blueprint for improving our web security. Risks were rated with clear guidance on the impact, probability of occurring, remedies and further technical details. Perspective Risk also made innovative use of video media to illustrate example findings.  

‘‘We are extremely pleased with the thorough approach taken by Perspective Risk. We will definitely use Perspective Risk again for further security reviews of our application.”  

The Client  

Clear Books Plc is an online accounting system used by thousands of small businesses in the UK. It enables small businesses, sole traders and accountants to run their accounting systems in the cloud with ease and efficiency. Consequently information security is a high priority and crucial to the business. 

Clear Books is accredited by The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and  

Wales and The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. It is recognised by HMRC for filing VAT returns.