Xantrion, a top 100 worldwide provider of IT services for small and midsize companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, has successfully completed its Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination for the company’s portfolio of services, ranging from application hosting to desktop support. The rigorous independent assessment shows that Xantrion’s hosted servers and applications, internal security, and business continuity practices all comply with current best practices for cybersecurity. Xantrion customers, with their own certification and compliance requirements, such as HIPAA and PCI DSS, may use Xantrion’s SOC 2 Type II report as part of their own compliance strategy.
“SOC 2 certification, which is geared toward technology service providers, assures our customers that our data centers have effective operational controls and meet audit levels for data protection,” said Tom Synder, COO for Xantrion. “Completing the certification process allows us to provide our customers with greater insights into our processes, procedures, and systems for our entire portfolio of services.”
Conducted by independent accounting and auditing firm OUM & Company, LLP, the audit includes a full assessment of:
- Security: Systems are protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- Confidentiality: Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
- Privacy: Personal information is collected, used, retained, disclosed, and destroyed in conformity with privacy principles issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA).
- SOC 2 certification is widely recognized because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of its control activities as they relate to the applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria. A Type II report includes the service organization’s system description as well as detailed testing of the design and operating effectiveness of the service organization’s controls.
Experts in network design, application hosting, security, and technical support, Xantrion (xantrion.com) provides IT services for small- and medium-size companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its team of professionals brings impeccable technical, business, and interpersonal skills to every assignment. Featuring an award-winning consultative approach, SOC 2 Type II credentialed data centers, 24/7 help desk, fixed fees, and a 99.95% uptime record, Xantrion is a proven partner for both project-based and turnkey network services.