If you’ve chosen to safeguard your data by storing it on the Symform free cloud storage network, congratulations. You’ve chosen one of the most innovative, efficient, and secure ways ever devised to keep your digital assets safe. But don’t just take our word for it: Symform has passed another rigorous SSAE 16 SOC 2 audit with flying colors.
Whoa! That’s a lot of acronyms…
Let’s dip into the alphabet soup and explain what SSAE16 and SOC actually signify. SSAE 16, simply stated, is a set of auditing standards related to service organizations. It is a framework for assessing the internal controls of the organization being audited. (SSAE 16 used to be known as SAS 70, for those of you keeping score at home!) SOC 2 specifically relates to controls related to security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy. All of these should be extremely important to you as the customer of a cloud backup solution.
So, what does it mean for you?
Symform’s independent auditors—the respected firm Moss Adams—did what auditors do: they pored over our practices, procedures, systems, and safeguards. They inspected our operation very closely, with expert eyes to ensure that Symform’s globe-spanning virtual data storage center is healthy and secure. What this means to you is Symform is a cloud data storage company that can be trusted. Your data is in not just good hands—but world-class hands.
Compliance: Symform’s and yours
If you’re in a regulated industry, or work with data subject to regulations like HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley, it is especially important that your data backup solutions pass muster. In fact, those regulations mandate specific controls around data security, and Symform’s highly-secure architecture can help. If you’re interested in learning more about Symform’s compliance with SSAE 16, and how we fit in to other industry standards and regulations, please visit our compliance page.