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Posted by Stéphane Donzé ● 5/17/21 9:37 AM

SOC 2 Certification is Crucial for Document Security in the Cloud

We are proud that AODocs has an SSAE 16 SOC 2 certification.

What is SSAE 16 SOC 2 Certification?

SSAE 16 is an auditing standard that verifies controls and processes. It also requires a written report regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the controls being reviewed. The resulting report is one of the gold standards of security for cloud-hosted technologies.

In fact, organizations faced with compliance requirements around sensitive data can leverage AODocs’ SOC 2 as part of their compliance strategy. AODocs helps many organizations comply with regulations and standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSMS, OHSAS, and others. Now with our certification, customers have one more reason to trust AODocs with business-critical documents.

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What Does It Take to Get Certified?

A leading independent firm, Kirkpatrick Price, audited our internal policies and processes to validate our compliance with the SOC 2 standard. The audit included a full assessment of AODocs software, people, procedures, and infrastructure (running on Google Cloud Platform, which is also certified).

Getting the certification is nothing to sneeze at — it is a lengthy process and in fact, we are the only enterprise document management solution on Google Drive with this certification. Of course, using AODocs makes going through audits a breeze, so maybe we had an upper hand in that regard.

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Why Did AODocs Get SSAE 16 SOC 2 Certified?

Security has always been paramount to us, even before going through this audit. We knew that it would be beneficial for our customers to have independent verification of our security practices, both for their peace of mind and their own compliance strategy.

Here at AODocs, we feel privileged that our customers trust us with their critical business data. Getting certified is just another way to let you know that we appreciate your trust, and your data is safe with us.

Why should customers care that SaaS companies are certified?

Companies moving their documents to the cloud often have legitimate concerns about the security of their sensitive information. Certifications like SOC 2 provide them with an independent assurance that the platform they chose offers the level of confidentiality they require for their business.

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Tags: Compliance, Security