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This page was last updated on June 27, 2024.



Service setup and design

TOPdesk SaaS is set up to deliver our services efficiently and effectively. Because we are highly specialized and able to automate all common tasks, we can provide our customers with a high quality service at a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than On-Premises hosting. This setup provides the following benefits to our customers:

  • Freedom to choose either SaaS or On-Premises delivery model. And the flexibility to seamlessly switch later on without loss of data. Some restrictions might apply for functionality that is only available on SaaS.
  • Data security by design. By maintaining data isolation per organization we provide multiple layers of security by design. Privacy and data ownership needs have been addressed, enabling our customers to use TOPdesk in a GDPR-compliant way.
  • Customization and flexibility. Where limited flexibility is one of the most-mentioned drawbacks of SaaS services, TOPdesk provides the same amount of flexibility to customize TOPdesk to your business needs as an On-Premises installation.
  • Ownership of data and exit strategy. Your company stays in control of your data. TOPdesk provides full access to all of your data. Backups will be provided in an open standard, during the contract and for a set period after your contract with us ends.
  • Scalability. TOPdesk makes sure the provided services scale with your business needs: from one TOPdesk installation to full DTAP support, and from several users to corporate scale. 

Hosting TOPdesk environments using industry standard techniques like virtualization, resource sharing, redundancy and automation of operational activities results in lower total cost of ownership in comparison to on-premises installation and high availability of the service.

Changes to TOPdesk are fully automated. Examples are deployment of new production and testing instances for customers, adding or removing modules and functionalities, backups, updates and monitoring. This reduces the risk of human error and makes it possible to respond quickly to customer requests.



Who does what?

We keep TOPdesk running. The data center keeps the server running. And you are in control of the data.





Data Controller

  • Decide which data is stored
  • Decide who has access to the data
  • Data processing agreement with TOPdesk

Data Processor

  • Keep TOPdesk environments running
  • Ensure the safety of data (stored and in transit)
  • Data processing agreement with datacenter

Sub processor

  • Keep the servers running
  • Ensure internet connectivity
  • Guarantee physical security of equipment
  1. An external auditor verifies that TOPdesk’s procedures are adequate to securely process your data, and verifies if TOPdesk acts accordingly (also see certification).
  2. The auditor of the datacenter ensures the security measures at each datacenter are up-to-date and working as intended (also see hosting locations).
  3. You can inspect the safety of your data at TOPdesk using the information on this page, and by requesting our audit report via your account manager. TOPdesk also has a template data processing agreement available, which you can use to formalize the agreements between TOPdesk as data processor and you as data controller.
  4. To verify the safety of the datacenter, TOPdesk has a data processing agreement with each datacenter used for hosting TOPdesk SaaS environments, and inspects the audit reports issued by their auditor.

These data processing agreements and audit reports ensure your data is kept safe, while you remain in full control of your data.

For European customers, we recommend reading our blog about TOPdesk and the General Data Protection Regulation.

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TOPdesk SaaS has an SOC 2 certification, which is audited annually, covering the previous period from April 1st to March 31st. The certification report by the external auditor can be requested through your customer success manager (see Contact us).

SOC 2 has been chosen as the most applicable basis for reporting on our SaaS services. This international auditing standard is used to check if the risk management systems regarding security, availability, confidentiality and privacy are adequate for the desired goal, and verifies that the targets set by TOPdesk have been met in the previous period.

The SOC 2 certification also covers subcontractors. This means that TOPdesk verifies that the data centers used have sufficient (data) security measures, including relevant audits, and certifications on the services provided (also see Hosting locations and Who does what). Our auditor verifies that TOPdesk has requested and inspected the relevant certificates.

A SOC 2 certification always concerns the past, as the auditor tests whether the controls were sufficient during the time since the last audit. TOPdesk is committed to continue improving our security and procedures. If necessary, a bridge letter can be created to show the improvements we've made since the last audit.

Additionally, our SOC2 report includes a framework mapping, showing how controls of the ISAE 3000 SOC2 audit report map to ISO 27001.




Sub processors and hosting

List of sub processors

TOPdesk currently uses the following sub processors to help provide our TOPdesk SaaS services:



Data access

TOPdesk Branches

Manage infrastructure and process change requests for individual customer environments.



Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, monitoring server logs and configuration files on the TOPdesk SaaS network to detect known attack patterns and threats


Cloudflare (address

Manages some SSL certificates for encrypting connections and adds additional security like DDOS protection. The Cloudflare Content Delivery Network is used to route traffic to TOPdesk SaaS environments.

Traffic (More details about sub processors on My TOPdesk)

Hosting providers 

Manage the hardware used to run all servers for our TOPdesk SaaS services. A detailed list of hosting providers can be found below.

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84 Codes AB (CloudAMQP)

The message bus enables the services within the TOPdesk application to communicate messages (data) to eachother. This solution is active in all our Azure Hosting locations

Yes, all data that is exchanged between our internal services traverses through the message bus. (More details about 84 Codes AB on My TOPdesk)

Hello Ebbot AB

Allows TOPdesk to integrate and support Ebbot Live Chat and Ebbot AI Chatbot.

Yes, only data shared with Ebbot Live Chat and Ebbot AI Chatbot. (More details about Hello Ebbot AB on My TOPdesk).


Sub processors will only be allowed access to customer data if this is absolutely necessary for the service they provide. For more details about what data can be accessed by which sub processors, and how long this data is stored, see KI 11787 in our knowledge base. TOPdesk holds all sub processors to the same (or higher) security standards as we have for our own hosting services.

Changes in the sub processors will be announced in advance on our SaaS maintenance page, where you can subscribe for (general news) updates. Should you object to the use of a (new) sub processor, please contact TOPdesk Support or your customer success manager to discuss which alternatives are available.


TOPdesk branches

All TOPdesk SaaS environments are managed from the European Union. Employees from our TOPdesk offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Denmark are involved in managing TOPdesk SaaS environments. They ensure the infrastructure used to host TOPdesk SaaS environments is deployed and kept up-to-date. They also process change requests for individual environments. All processes at TOPdesk related to hosting SaaS environments are audited by an external auditor on a yearly basis. For more information about these audits, see Certification, or contact TOPdesk for a copy of the most recent audit report.


Hosting locations

TOPdesk currently offers hosting locations in  Australia (AU), Brazil (BR), Canada (CA), the European Union (NL and EU), Norway (NO), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States of America (US).

Customers can choose where their data is stored and can verify this location via our customer service portal (My TOPdesk). Data is never moved to another region without the written confirmation from a SaaS main contact at the customer. Off-site back-ups are stored on a different location within the same region*, ensuring the same laws apply.

All used data centers are listed below. You can find more details about our data centers and their (security) certification by visiting their websites.



Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider


Australia Southeast

Australia East

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Certifications)

Microsoft Datacenter (Australia) Pty Limited (Certifications)



Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location*

Hosting provider

Data center provider


Brazil South

South Central US

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Certifications)

Microsoft do Brasil Importação e Comércio de Software e Vídeo Games Ltda. (Certifications)

 * For Brazil no off-site back-up in the same region is available at our hosting provider, so we use the best possible alternative until an off-site location in Brazil can be used at our hosting provider.



Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider


Canada Central

Canada East

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

3288212 Nova Scotia Limited (Certifications)


European Union

Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider


West Europe (the Netherlands)

North Europe (Ireland)

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

Microsoft Datacenter Netherlands B.V. (Certifications)


North Europe (Ireland)

West Europe (the Netherlands)

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Certifications)


Germany West Central

Germany North

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

Microsoft Deutschland MCIO GmbH (Certifications)


AMS-01 (the Netherlands)

AMS-02 (the Netherlands)

Leaseweb (Certifications)

Iron Mountain (Certifications)


AMS-02 (the Netherlands)


AMS-01  (the Netherlands)

Leaseweb (Certifications)

Iron Mountain (Certifications)



Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider


Norway west

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

Microsoft Datacenter Norway AS (Certifications)


United Kingdom

Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider




Leaseweb (Certifications)

Iron Mountain (Certifications)


UK South

UK West

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited (Certifications)

MSFT MCIO Limited (Certifications)


United States of America

Hosting location

Primary site

Backup location

Hosting provider

Data center provider




Leaseweb (Certifications)

Iron Mountain (Certifications)


East US

West US

Microsoft Azure via Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited

Microsoft Corporation (Certifications)

All relevant data center certifications are reviewed by TOPdesk on a yearly basis.
Last review; May 2024.




Hosting sustainability 

We strive to make our products as efficient and sustainable as possible. A large part of the environmental impact of our products comes from hosting our customers’ SaaS environments. All of the Leaseweb hosting locations that we use run on 100% renewable energy. Sustainability details per Leaseweb hosting location can be found by clicking on the site name (e.g. AMS-01). All Microsoft Azure hosting locations operate carbon neutral and have been carbon neutral since 2012.

Read more about Azure’s sustainability



Always up-to-date

In TOPdesk, we believe in working in increments: thinking big and starting small. We’ve moved from releasing four versions a year to quick and small releases. Small regular releases, also called continuous deployment, has lots of benefits over irregular large updates.

We also use a staged roll-out process, where a new version is first released to a small group of test environments and is  released to more and more environments while no bugs have been reported.

What does this mean for you as a customer? If you stay with the default update group your TOPdesk environment will be updated to the latest version every week. This means you'll always have the newest features and bug fixes.

Update groups

By default your test environment will be updated first, and the production environment a few days later when no major bugs have been reported. 95% of our customers uses the default weekly updates to ensure they always have the latest features and bug fixes. However, you can always choose to change to another update group in our customer portal.

Update group Update frequency
Internal tests Daily automated tests, installation on an internal acceptance environment, and installation on our internal production environment
Test environments Weekly updates to the latest version, when no problems were found during internal tests
Automatic early updates Weekly updates to the latest version, when no problems were found on test environments
Automatic weekly updates Weekly updates to the latest version, when no problems were found on test environments and in the early updates group
Several updates per year Customers with an add-on will be updated approximately every quarter. These customers are updated to a version from the Automatic weekly updates group in which all known critical issues have been fixed.

Updates will always be installed during the maintenance window; between 22:30 (10:30PM) and 03:00(AM) of a time zone of your choice. Available time zones and more information can be found in our customer portal. Installing the updates at night minimizes the impact for your end users.

Update notifications

Before installation of the weekly updates users working in TOPdesk will be notified. This allows the users to save their work before the update, and informs them of the expected duration. For customers in the 'Several updates per year' update group, an e-mail with the update planning will be sent when the update is scheduled.

Release notes

Our goal is to release functionality in small increments with no impact. In some cases, it may not be possible to do so. Here we’ll do what is needed to make you aware of the impact beforehand, and offer you options to make the upgrade as smooth as possible.

You can use our websites to stay up to date on (future) developments:

  • Big new themes are announced on our product roadmap (kanban / webinar).
  • Changes in our software with a high impact are announced on our release notes page 6 months in advance, and via customer mailing. Important changes are also discussed in our regular product update webinars. You can subscribe for updates, so you'll have ample time to prepare.
  • The release notes page is where you can find all changes, big and small, in our software. You can also open this page from within your TOPdesk environment (Menu > Help > Product news > Release notes) for an overview of relevant updates for your environment.
  • You can share your suggestions and product feedback on our TOPdesk Innovation Platform. Here you can also see ideas from other customers, and vote on which idea you like best. You can register via My TOPdesk.
  • We will send you an email when a bug that you reported has been fixed.



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Using TOPdesk SaaS you can rest assured your data is hosted on up-to-date hardware, running the latest security updates, and with all relevant server hardening methods. The TOPdesk SaaS network is completely separated from the TOPdesk corporate network, and all TOPdesk SaaS servers are deployed automatically and registered in our CMDB. This has numerous advantages:

  • The clocks of all servers are synchronised to approved time sources
  • The automated server deployment, configuration and recovery also ensures that disruptions don’t impact information security, as replacement servers will always be deployed using a secure, hardened, and tested configuration. 
  • Servers are always automatically configured to only allow connections on ports and protocols required for the specific task the server was designed for.
    No other connections are allowed.
  • Hardly any manual configuration of servers is required, reducing the possibility of manual errors. An automated system verifies all configuration files are set to the correct values every 30 minutes, overwrites all changes that may have been made, and reports on the network status.
  • Servers are constantly monitored, and servers that are no longer needed are removed on a regular basis. There are no unmanaged devices in the network.
  • Software updates can be installed easily, using staged roll-out. Updates are installed on a monthly basis, and are first installed on non-critical servers to check for compatibility issues. Critical security updates are installed on all relevant servers within a week.
  • Recovering from a site failure is very similar to standard operations, as creating the required new servers is similar to the automated deployment of new servers in our current network. This happens regularly, as our SaaS customer base is constantly growing.

Management access to the TOPdesk SaaS network is only possible from a secure multi-factor authentication gateway server, using a personal account with sufficient permissions. Access to this gateway server is closely monitored, and the multi-factor authentication set-up ensures administrators are always directly personally notified when someone tries to misuse their credentials.

As the TOPdesk SaaS network only consists of virtual machines on servers in a professional data center, there is no need for removable media (USB drives), WiFi connections, printers, and other common office devices. This reduces the attack surface of our SaaS network, and prevents malware infections.




At TOPdesk, we're serious about the security of your data. As security is never finished, we're constantly working to improve the security of our hosting services, software, and internal procedures. You can read more about our security efforts below, and on our Tech blog:

On the Contact us section of this page you can find more information about reporting security issues.

Secure hosting

We only allow secure connections to TOPdesk SaaS environments. HSTS preloading is used to ensure all common browsers force users to a secured connection. The strength of our SSL certificate (used to encrypt the connection) is evaluated on a regular basis and currently has an A+ score from Qualys SSL labs.

TOPdesk uses a Content Delivery Network (CDN) for worldwide fast availability of TOPdesk environments, for (D)DOS protection, and to block known threats. A Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system is used to detect attacks against our network in an early stage. These systems are monitored 24/7 by a Security Operations Center with certified security experts.

TOPdesk SaaS Network and DMZ 2021-09

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Additionally, you can use your own intrusion detection system and link this to the TOPdesk (access) logs. It's also easy to set up an IP restriction for your TOPdesk SaaS environment, so only your colleagues can access your TOPdesk environment.

Antivirus and malware definitions are updated daily. File scans during upload, and regular full storage scans, ensure your users can safely work with attachments.

Servers are hardened by only allowing predefined connections, setting all relevant security settings and monitoring these settings against a desired state. TOPdesk will also ensure all relevant updates are installed in a timely fashion (see Server management and Always up to date).

Management access is limited to a small group of TOPdesk SaaS administrators and is only possible using a personal account and via a multi-factor authentication gateway (see Access management). Separate servers are configured for management access, which are hardened and closely monitored.

Data separation

Your data is stored separate from other customers' data. Customer specific files (like attachments) are stored in a folder which can only be accessed by your dedicated TOPdesk environment. Folder and file permissions ensure that only the TOPdesk environment that created a file can access it.

This design also ensures that malware can't spread within our SaaS network. Only your TOPdesk environment can access your files and doesn't have permissions to execute something, or to access files outside your folder, preventing viruses from spreading.

A similar design is used for databases; your TOPdesk environment can only connect to it's dedicated database, and database permissions ensure that no application but your TOPdesk environment is allowed to access the data. This dual layer of security ensures that data remains segregated from other customers, and can never be accessed by unauthorized users.

Secure software development

Secure coding guidelines ensure our software is of high quality and safe to use. Our measures include:

  • An extensive internal 'Definition of Done' which defines minimum standards for all software that is developed. These standards include topics like; accessibility, privacy, security, error handling, API usage, and much more.
  • Using pair programming and code reviews to ensure adherence to our standards and code quality.
  • Following secure coding guidelines and continuously testing on topics mentioned in the OWASP list.
  • Using standard frameworks and methods to prevent vulnerabilities resulting from programming errors.
  • Employing security-specialized developers who initiate knowledge sharing and peer reviews at our Development department.
  • Actively keeping track of security issues with external methods used by TOPdesk. This way, we can take follow-up action if such an issue is found.
  • Combining automated and manual tests during development and delivery phases.
  • Getting external parties to evaluate all our versions before they go live on your production environments.

Penetration tests

During development all software components and dependencies are scanned for known vulnerabilities. If no problems are found, the software is compiled and automatically tested. When all tests are successful, the software is deployed on a live environment which is scanned (black-box) for vulnerabilities on a daily basis. A daily automated penetration test verifies if common or previously found issues can be exploited. These tests include known threats and OWASP vulnerabilities.

The daily automated vulnerability scans and penetration tests are executed by an external auditor. To verify the scan results, improve future scans, and detect new issues specific to the TOPdesk software, a certified independent security expert performs a security test at least every 3 months. If the security test, penetration test, or vulnerability scan results in any actionable findings, TOPdesk will resolve these with the highest priority.

You can also execute your own penetration test or vulnerability scan, but please inform us beforehand.

These efforts have led to an SOC 2 audit report (see certification), which you can request to verify the security of our procedures and processes.



Availability & Continuity

We aim to keep all TOPdesk SaaS environments online 24/7. Our target uptime in the standard SLA for TOPdesk SaaS environments is 99.9%. The average uptime of all TOPdesk SaaS production environments (24/7, excluding scheduled maintenance) in Q1 2024 was 99.95%.

Several measures ensure the availability of TOPdesk SaaS environments:

  • Our redundant infrastructure ensures that a failing part does not affect availability.
  • TOPdesk is installed on virtual machines that can be instantly transferred to another server, should a server fail.
  • The TOPdesk database has a primary and secondary database server, ensuring availability in case of a database server failure.
  • Several proxy servers in a load balancing set-up ensure heavy traffic does not cause your TOPdesk environment to become unreachable.
  • Automated deployment of servers from a CMDB ensures failing servers can be quickly recreated.


Online image-Robin with magnifying glass in shapeMonitoring and incident response

TOPdesk has a 24/7 monitoring system on all TOPdesk SaaS environments and servers. The monitoring system verifies health metrics for every TOPdesk environment, like the (internal and external) availability, database connection, and search index availability. Servers are also tested on relevant metrics, like availability, CPU usage, memory usage, and available disk space. To ensure our back-up system works as expected, we also monitor the last back-up restore test for database servers.

Should the monitoring system detect a problem, TOPdesk operators are immediately notified. During the night, a 24/7 stand-by shift ensures issues are quickly resolved. Issues affecting multiple TOPdesk environments are published on our status page and via the Self-Service Portal. You can also verify the monitoring results for your environment(s) on our portal, and (if desired) immediately schedule follow-up actions like a restart of your TOPdesk environment, or submit a ticket for our Support team.


Back-up procedures

Back-up procedures ensure we can continue to operate in the unlikely event that data becomes unreachable:

  • Continuous database transaction logs ensure that we can recover data from any point in time for the past 30 days.
  • Daily off-site attachment back-ups ensure your uploaded documents also remain available, even in case of a data center failure.
  • You can download your own data (uploaded files) from TOPdesk, in case you want a separate back-up at your own location. This download can also be automated. 
  • If you'd like to store a local copy of your database, you can easily request an export of your data using our customer portal.

Back-up and restore procedures are tested at least monthly. A monitoring system ensures the last restore test for each site was no longer than 30 days ago. As servers are deployed automatically, recovering from a data center loss is hardly different from day to day operations.


Disaster recovery procedures

Our disaster recovery procedures and back-up systems ensure quick recovery times. In over 75% of all cases we are able to restore all services within 15 minutes.

In case of serious failures within a site, redundancy and fail over procedures ensure:

  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): 1 hour.
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO): up to 60 minutes. In most cases less than 1 minute, using Point in Time restore possibilities.

In the unlikely event of a total site failure (datacenter is lost):

  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): services are fully operational for all customers of the lost site, within 5 days.
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO): a maximum data loss of 24 hours is possible.

You can always stay up-to-date regarding the availability of TOPdesk SaaS environments by checking the availability of your environment on our customer portal (My TOPdesk) and by visiting our SaaS Status blog.



Access management

Access for users

TOPdesk can link to many identity providers. This means you can easily control who has access to your TOPdesk environment, without setting up a separate logi

n system. Simply link TOPdesk to your existing identity provider (via ADFS, SAML, LDAPS, etc.) and you can log in using Single Sign On (SSO). Our consultants will help you to create a secure link between both systems.

TOPdesk allows for role based interfaces and authorizations. Access is adjustable on a granular level. You can choose which services each user (or user group) has access to, and whether the use has read, write, or advanced permissions. Roles and permission groups can be easily defined and changed in the interface, by selecting the appropriate permissions through tickboxes.

From our customer portal (My TOPdesk) you control your TOPdesk SaaS environment. You can manage which users are allowed to request changes to the environment, schedule actions, and request changes. TOPdesk will only execute changes requested by contacts that have previously been registered as 'SaaS main contact' person in our system, to prevent unauthorized changes.

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Access for TOPdesk

TOPdesk employees can only access your TOPdesk SaaS environment when you have requested them to do so, for instance when you’ve asked our Support team for help.

All TOPdesk Support staff that might be granted access to your environment will have:

  • a certificate of conduct
  • a confidentiality agreement in their contract
  • completed an extensive training program regarding the TOPdesk products, and hosting related topics such as handling confidential data and security awareness.

You can even determine whether TOPdesk employees can access your TOPdesk environment. You can find the settings for this at 'Functional settings > Login settings > General'.

TOPdesk won't store any passwords for your environment. TOPdesk employees will only have access using a personal account from a secure TOPdesk authentication server.

Access controls

You can (automatically) download the access logs for your environment to verify who accessed the environment, and at what time. Access logs include all login attempts and information to identify the source, like IP addresses. As the access logs can be accessed automatically, you can link them to your own Intrusion Detection System.

TOPdesk stores access logs for half a year. If you'd like to store the logs for a longer period, you can download a copy.

You can also request to make the full TOPdesk logs available for automated access. This allows you to review all activity in your TOPdesk environment, including settings changes, permissions changes, and new accounts. The full TOPdesk logs will be available for up to 3 days, but you can store a local copy if you need them longer.

It's possible to limit the availability of your TOPdesk environment to a certain IP range for additional security. To request an IP whitelist, please use the form on our customer portal.

Also see our privacy policy and the Security section of this page.



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Encryption of stored data protects against data theft by someone with direct access to the disks on which the data is stored. TOPdesk has covered this risk in several ways.

The following steps have been taken to prevent theft of data:

  • All our Azure hosting locations only use encrypted disks, both for customer files, database back-ups, and TOPdesk databases. On our Leaseweb datacenters all customer files and database back-ups are stored on encrypted disks. TOPdesk will continue to expand the available encryption options.
  • Database encryption has been enabled from the beginning by default on all our Azure hosting locations. It is enabled for the other hosting locations as well during the implementation of the new Microsoft SQL Version except for our NL3 hosting location. Our NL3 hosting location is scheduled to get database encryption with the planned update to the new Microsoft SQL Version.
  • TOPdesk and its hosting providers will ensure that all disks that have contained unencrypted customer data will be overwritten using DBAN before reuse, or the disk will be destroyed to make future use impossible.
  • TOPdesk only uses well-protected data centers to host customer data. 24/7 security guards are present in the data centers and only previously announced persons with a valid ID are allowed in. There is continuous camera surveillance and all server racks have their own lock. This makes it impossible for unauthorized users to acquire the servers or the data stored thereon.
  • Data is distributed over multiple disk drives. This ensures that an error on a disk does not cause loss of data, but also ensures that a stolen disk contains only fragments of files and hardly any readable data.
  • TOPdesk has a monitoring system that verifies the available disk space on servers. If disks disappear unexpectedly, this monitoring system reports the change to TOPdesk operators who can contact the data center to check for anomalies.
  • TOPdesk has data processing agreements with all used data centers. Data center operators are not allowed to handle customer data, and control procedures are in place. The effectiveness of these procedures is regularly audited, and TOPdesk reviews the audit results.

Encrypted connections

A related risk to theft of stored data, is interception of data before it is stored. This risk is covered by only allowing encrypted connections (HTTPS) with TOPdesk SaaS environments. HSTS preloading ensures all connections are automatically started using HTTPS by all common browsers.

Regular checks determine whether there are known errors in used communication protocols, after which unsafe protocols are disabled as soon as possible. These measures resulted in an A+ score for the TOPdesk SaaS SSL certificate on Qualys SSL Labs, an independent party that assesses the strength of secure connections.



Exit strategy

Data saved in your TOPdesk environment remains your property. We offer a default and easy way to retrieve your data from our software, when you terminate your contract with us for example. You can, at any time, download all your uploaded attachments via your TOPdesk environment.

After terminating your contract, we keep your data for a maximum of 90 days and remove it automatically after this period. To ensure that your data is completely deleted, we have an automatic system with built-in control mechanism for the deletion. We also have a monitoring system that actively scans folders, databases and live environments for data that should have been removed.

If you have not already downloaded your data before your contract ended, one of your SaaS Main Contacts can contact TOPdesk Support to request a copy of your data from the backup. Upon this request, we’ll send you the data as soon as possible through a secure connection. All data comes in a regular file format.



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If you have any questions about our SaaS hosting, don’t hesitate to contact TOPdesk Support for more information.

Responsible disclosure

We appreciate customers and security researchers reporting vulnerabilities in our software and infrastructure to us.

If you plan to execute a test on our product or SaaS infrastructure, please contact your account manager or our Support department and ask for the collaboration agreement that we have in place for this purpose. It provides guidelines on how to responsibly test our services and work together with us, which for instance prevents our security team from interfering with your tests when detected by our monitoring.

Read more about how to report findings on our responsible disclosure page.

Response time

All security incidents are treated with high priority. Our Support team is trained in recognizing security incidents and will immediately escalate these requests to a security expert. You can find more information about incident response procedures on our Tech blog.

We aim to provide customers with an indication on the severity and possible mitigating steps within 1 working day. For the fastest response, please call our Support team to report a possible security issue. You can also report a security issue in our customer portal (My TOPdesk) or send an e-mail to

If a modification in the product is necessary to remedy a vulnerability, we start working on that immediately and aim to incorporate it in the next release of our product.