Audit SOC 1 and SOC 2 again successfully completed on both private ánd Azure cloud
Amsterdam, 4 february 2022 — For the second year in a row, we received new SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports from KPMG for not only the private cloud, but also the Azure public cloud management environment. Thus, we meet the strictest international audit requirements for the entire Solvinity management environment imposed on IT administrators for all our customers.
After an intensive audit process the SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports are compiled and, when it comes to compliance, have been one of Solvinity’s priorities for a decade. In 2020 we decided to expand the scope to public cloud management in Microsoft Azure. This made us the first Dutch IT service provider whose Azure management falls within the scope of the SOC 2 audit and whose entire management environment has been tested against these strict standards.
For customers with high compliance requirements
The public cloud offers more and more organizations cost efficiency and economies of scale, but the choice for the public cloud should not be at the expense of security or compliance. For customers with high compliance requirements, who want to use the public cloud, the certification of the managed Azure environment is an important step. In the Netherlands, this is a unique service that demonstrates that Solvinity can apply the same high-quality standards in every environment.
Martin Maas, Manager Data Privacy & Compliance at Solvinity: ‘These standards are crucial for the trust of our customers for whom compliancy is essential, such as banks, insurers and the government. They are responsible for their customer data, but have outsourced cloud management to us. Thanks to the KPMG audits, they can demonstrate that their data is in very good hands – whether they make use of traditional on-premises environments or hybrid cloud environments, which are becoming increasingly common.
SOC compliance is an ongoing process that has our constant attention
The extension of the scope to management on the public Azure cloud, which included a thorough testing of the SOC reports from Microsoft Azure itself and extensive system checks, made the process considerably more complex. The Covid-19 situation didn’t help, as we mainly work from home and had to conduct all interviews and documentation review remotely.
Achieving the reports does not mean we can lean back. SOC compliance is an ongoing process throughout the year that has our constant attention.
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