FlexManage enhances security capabilities for IT managed services and achieves SOC 2 Type 1 certification.

While using state of the art IT management infrastructure, it was important for FlexManage to demonstrate its commitment to information security by obtaining The SOC 2 certification.  This certification provides assurance to customers that their data is secure and their sensitive data is protected against breaches.

The SOC 2 examination reports on controls at service organizations relevant to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality or privacy.  These reports can can be valuable in the oversight of organizations, vendor management programs, internal corporate governance and risk management processes and regulatory oversight.

With the ever increasing threat of cyberattacks it is imperative in our industry for our clients to know that their sensitive information is secure and protected. By obtaining the SOC 2 Type 1 report, our clients can rest assured that we are following industry best practice to ensure their information is safe and protected. 

MATT MEDICI, VP OF MANAGED SERVICES

There has never been a more vital time in our history for organizations to focus on securing their customers data and private information. With cyber-attacks on a steady rise, it’s no wonder companies want to find ways to test their security and give their clients peace of mind. It’s estimated that by the year 2021, cyber-crimes will have costed companies a total of 6 trillion dollars per year!

The SOC 2 Type 1 was created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and allows an organization to test the controls of the system to see well how it processes data and describes the strength of the security within the data. It provides a report of procedures / controls an organization has put in place at a specific point in time. The SOC 2 Type 1 is a tried and true report that allows a company to show its customers the security protocols of their data and how well everything is protected.

We will review 3 key reasons that make the SOC 2 Type 1 report is important for FlexManage (and for our clients):

Showcase Strength

More and more customers are demanding some type of validation when it comes to the security a company can provide for their data. It’s necessary for a company to provide a valuable and comprehensive assessment of their systems. That is where the SOC 2 Type 1 shines because it’s able to reveal your company’s strengths within a short amount of time.

A Quick Turnaround Shows Efficiency

If an organization has their controls in place and ready to go, you can expect a turnaround time of 1 – 3 months for a SOC 2 Type 1 report. FlexManage was able to acquire this certification in a timely fashion, thus demonstrating the efficiency and fortitude of our security protocols.

Trust in FlexManage

Knowing that a business is primarily controlled by IT systems and various implementations, it is important to have the proper controls in place to reassure our clients and address their security concerns. Our SOC 2 was conducted by a reliable auditing organization adhering to the Trust Services Criteria that the AICPA has implemented. Thus, we are abiding by the highest of industry standard for evaluating controls over data and systems. FlexManage is committed to holding ourselves accountable for our clients.