AlertEnterprise Achieves SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

March 15, 2022

AlertEnterprise, is in the business of helping organizations merge their physical access management systems and practices with IT and OT systems. As a result, physical security teams gain digital visibility, auditing and automation capabilities to streamline and expand access controls.

And while convergence enables higher levels of efficiency, risk mitigation and compliance – it also involves its fair share of enterprise data.

The company says it's critical for its partnerships and solutions to deliver the absolute highest standards of security and protection when it comes to our customer’s information. Since achieving SOC 2 Type 1 certification last year, the company has extended its SOC 2 journey to include successful Type 2 Audit Certification.

Unlike other compliance standards (such as HIPAA or PCI-DSS), SOC 2 is entirely voluntary but has become a highly regarded component of the vetting process for cloud, IT and/or SaaS partners.

In other words, AlertEnterprise says it’s a security standard our customers should look for in any technology partner.

SOC, which stands for “Service Organization Control,” provides a set of standards to evaluate how well service organizations manage a customer’s information. When companies are seeking a technology partner, SOC certification helps them to vet their options and gain peace of mind when it comes to a potential vendor’s security practices.

SOC 2 refers to the process by which auditors evaluate how a SaaS provider manages customer data according to five “trust service principles”: security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy. Who sets these standards? The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) – a global network of Certified Public Accountants.

Within SOC 2, there are two types or levels of certification. Type 1 assesses the design of security processes at a given moment, while Type 2 applies that same assessment over a period of six months. SOC 2 reports can inform a variety of business areas, including:

  • Organizational oversight
  • Vendor management programs
  • Internal corporate governance and risk management processes
  • Regulatory oversight