We get a lot of questions about Articulate 360 and “the cloud.” In this article, we’ll cover how Articulate 360 uses the cloud and link you to some helpful resources about what we do to keep your data safe. (Psst! If you’re not sure what the cloud is, be sure to read the first article in this series: What Is the Cloud?)

Articulate 360 is an annual subscription that gives you everything you need for course development. It consists of both desktop and web apps. The desktop apps are Articulate 360, Storyline 360, Studio 360, Replay 360, and Peek. Rise, Articulate Review, and Content Library are the suite’s web apps.

The desktop apps run locally on your computer and don’t require an internet connection. If you are online, these desktop apps will occasionally connect to the cloud-based Articulate infrastructure to get Content Library assets or collect information to improve our apps. But our desktop apps aren’t cloud-based. They save data locally to your computer.

The web apps work in the cloud. As you work in Rise or collect stakeholder feedback in Articulate Review, that information is stored remotely in the cloud. There aren’t any files saved to your machine, unless you download an attachment in either of the apps. All of your work is kept safely in the cloud.

Our team works hard to keep your data safe. You can learn more about how we keep your data safe in our Trust Center. That’s where you can check out our security whitepaper. It explains the safety measures we take to keep your data safe, our quality assurance procedures, user authentication methods, hiring policies, and more.

Start a free trial of Articulate 360 to check out our apps for yourself. And if you have any questions about Articulate 360 or our security practices, please get in touch with our team.

Carlos Soto

If Storyline 360 is a desktop app then why is it not offered as a stand alone product like Storyline 3 (which is a watered down version of Storyline 360)? Like I have commented before in that Articulate has isolated a lot of its customers especially those in the federal government as well as some corporate clients who can not subscribe to any cloud based suite like Articulate 360 do to security threats to its networks. Just do a simple Google search and you will find lots of articles on government agencies being hacked and because of this we have put very strict access to our networks especially those of us that work in the Dept of Defense. So you are denying a good chunk of your customers access to some of the best features in your lead product, Storyline 360. Offering Storyline 360 as ... Expand

Brandon Borden