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GreenPages Earns Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Report Demonstrating Stringent Security and Confidentiality Controls
Kittery, ME—October 2, 2014—GreenPages, a leading systems integrator and cloud services company, today announced that it has attained a Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) report after a third party CPA’s comprehensive examination confirmed the company met stringent controls over the security and confidentiality of its systems.
A SOC 2 report is designed to meet the needs of existing or potential customers who require assurance about the internal controls at a service organization relevant to the security and confidentiality of the systems used by the service organization to process customer information, including the confidentiality or privacy of that information.
“We’re extremely proud to have achieved SOC 2 certification,” said Jay Keating, GreenPages' Vice President of Managed IT Services. “It’s verification that we have the appropriate controls in place to ensure the security of our systems and confidentiality of information which gives our clients peace of mind that we exercise the most exacting standards. It’s also a testament to our commitment to operational excellence and transparency around our internal policies.”
The following principles and related criteria have been developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) for use by practitioners in the performance of trust services engagements:
- Security: The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
“By employing a qualified CPA firm to perform a deep dive into our internal mechanisms, we were able to receive an independent perspective from experts to ensure we are on par with industry best practices,” added Keating. “For customers operating in today’s hybrid cloud environments, being able to prove we have the necessary operational rigor to ensure customer security and confidentiality is especially paramount.”
A SOC 2 report is an internal control report on the services provided by a service organization to its customers and provides valuable information that existing and potential customers of the service organization need in order to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service.
GreenPages is a leading systems integrator and cloud services company that helps clients fully virtualize their environments and transform their datacenter and IT operations to strategically leverage the power of cloud computing. The company’s deep technology expertise, broad engineering certifications, and Cloud Management as a Service (CMaaS) solution provide organizations across the U.S. with unparalleled visibility into and control of modern-era hybrid cloud environments.