QuickBooks hosting provider Swizznet has added the ability for users to access their data and files via the cloud from any remote public desktop computer or kiosk, such as those found in airport terminals, hotel lobbies, libraries and other common areas.

Swizznet has eliminated the need to download an application for remote access, so users can securely sign into Swizznet's cloud-based system for QuickBooks from any public computer, anytime and begin to work.

Public computer terminals often block downloads for security purposes, but Swizznet is providing a workaround that it said would still be secure. Customers can go directly to a Web site hosted in the cloud, and all data that streams back and forth would be securely encrypted, according to the company. Swizznet said the feature would be especially useful for traveling CPAs and other users who don't have immediate access to their computers, or to workers who travel from office to office using furnished computer terminals.

"This new, remote log-in feature is an example of our dedication to customer service," said Swizznet COO Kristin Callan in a statement Monday. "Users who are frequent travelers and those in distributed workstation offices asked for a quick way to access their Swizznet-hosted QuickBooks accounts. We've delivered, and our cloud-based solution avoids the common security problems users experience with public computers."

For more information, visit www.swizznet.com.

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