# Infrastructure Services
As a Microsoft Teams App, SalesTim relies on several "first-party" components and services such as the Microsoft Teams platform and Microsoft Azure.
In addition the SalesTim platform uses several "second-party" or "third-party" services, especially:
- GitHub Enterprise is our source code repository platform and issue tracking tool. Learn more... (opens new window)
- Intercom is our chat application for communication with our prospects and customers from our website, and users in our apps. Learn more... (opens new window)
- As SalesTim is not in the business of storing or processing payments, all payments made to SalesTim goes through our partner, Stripe. Learn more... (opens new window)
# Microsoft Teams
SalesTim relies on the Microsoft Teams extensibility platform (opens new window) to automate governance, bring business solutions and integrate LoB and CRM apps seamlessly into Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams is a chat-based workspace in Office 365 that integrates with the apps and services that people use to get work done together.
Especially, SalesTim leverages the following Microsoft Teams extensibility components:
|Embedded web experiences with Tabs||SalesTim brings 5 custom tabs to meet specific audiences expectations and requirements|
|Bots in Microsoft Teams||SalesTim intelligent assistant relies on the Microsot Bot Framework and is fully integrated with Microsoft Teams to bring a seamless experience across devices, desktop and mobile|
|Adaptive Cards||SalesTim intelligent assistant brings actionable notifications through Adaptive Cards (opens new window)|
|Microsoft Graph||Secure and cross-platform authentication with Azure AD. Cross-functional features across the whole Office 365 suite through the Microsoft Graph unified programmability model.|
|Messaging Extensions (Search & Share)||Search for CRM objects right from conversations|
|Messaging Extensions (Custom Actions)||Initiate actions from conversations|
|Deep links||Initiate conversation based on business processes|
# Microsoft Azure
The SalesTim Platform relies entirely on the Microsoft Azure platform.
Here is a summary of the key architecture components involved:
|Azure Traffic Manager||Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based traffic load balancer that enables us to distribute traffic optimally to services across global Azure regions, while providing high availability and responsiveness. We're using it to increase application availability, improve application performance and perform service maintenance without downtime. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure App Service||The SalesTim Platform is hosted as a containerized app on Linux, enabling vertical and horizontal scale-up based on application needs and reach high availability. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure Application Insights||Application Insights is an extensible Application Performance Management (APM). We're using it to monitor our live production environments, gather telemetry such as performance counters, Azure diagnostics, Docker logs and diagnostic trace logs. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure Cache for Redis||Azure Cache for Redis is based on the popular software Redis (opens new window). It is used as a cache mechanism to improve the performance and scalability of the SalesTim Platform, especially for back-end data store access and external APIs requests. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure Cosmos DB||Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, multi-model database service that supports document, key-value, wide-column, and graph databases. The SalesTim Platform relies on it as the main back-end data store. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure Key Vault||Microsoft Azure Key Vault is a cloud-hosted management service that allows the SalesTim Platform to encrypt keys and small secrets by using keys that are protected by hardware security modules (HSMs). The SalesTim Platform relies on it to store securely its encryption keys. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Azure Blob Storage||Azure Blob Storage is a massively scalable object storage for unstructured data that allows the SalesTim Platform to store securely blobs contents such as images. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|HTTPS||All data received from and sent to GitHub is encrypted in transit.|
|Verified Domains||You can verify the domains controlled by your organization to confirm your organization's identity on GitHub. Organization owners are be able to verify the identity of organization members by viewing each member's email address within the verified domain.|
|2FA||Access to our private repository requires two-factor authentication for everyone in the SalesTim organization. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Protected Branches||Protected branches ensure that collaborators on our repositories cannot make irrevocable changes to branches. Enabling protected branches also allows us to enable other optional checks and requirements, like required status and security checks and required reviews. Moreover, deployment to production environments requires at leats two human validation steps. Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Security Alerts||GitHub automatically tracks public vulnerabilities in packages from supported languages on MITRE's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) List, and use a combination of machine learning and human review to detect vulnerabilities that are not published in the CVE list.|
Learn more about GitHub Security (opens new window).
|HTTPS||All data received from and sent to Intercom is encrypted in transit.|
|2FA||Access to our Intercom dashboard requires two-factor authentication for everyone in the SalesTim organization.Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Verified Domains||We created a whitelist of specific SalesTim domains that the Intercom Messenger can be seen on. The Intercom Messenger will only appear on these domains (it won’t appear in unintended locations). Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Identity Verification||Identity Verification helps to make sure that conversations between you and us are kept private and that one user can't impersonate another. Identity Verification works by using a server side generated HMAC (hash based message authentication code) (opens new window), using SHA256, implemented using the Node Crypto API (opens new window). Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Cookies Policy||Learn more about Intercom cookies policy... (opens new window)|
Learn more about Intercom Security (opens new window).
|HTTPS||All data received from and sent to Stripe is encrypted in transit.|
|2FA||Access to our Stripe dashboard requires two-factor authentication for everyone in the SalesTim organization.Learn more... (opens new window)|
|Platform Security||Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1 (opens new window). This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, we make use of best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security at Stripe.|
|Compliance||SalesTim integration with Stripe follows the Stripe Integration Security Guide (opens new window).|
Learn more about Stripe Security (opens new window)