TORONTO, May 17, 2016 /CNW/ - VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoicing, accounts receivable management and payment solutions, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed both a Service Organization Control 1 Audit (SOC1) and an Service Organization Control 2 Audit (SOC2), as it continues to expand its compliance regime as a SaaS provider of accounts receivable automation. This provides an additional level of assurance to VersaPay customers that the Company proactively strives to exceed industry standards for security.
"We are pleased to have completed our Service Organization Control 1 and 2 audits - which, in combination with our annual PCI Level 1 Service Provider compliance, advances our security and compliance regime to further align VersaPay with the Cloud Security Alliance STAR Certification requirements," commented Kevin Short, CIO of VersaPay.
SOC 1 and SOC 2 were created by AICPA and are designed for service organizations like VersaPay to provide their customers proof that their service providers are meeting industry standards for security and operational controls, and have been audited by independent external auditors.
- SOC 1 (SSAE 16) is a report on internal controls over financial reporting and testing of their operating effectiveness.
- SOC 2 (AT 101) reports on controls relevant to security, availability, processing integrity and confidentiality of the service providers' offering and testing of their operating effectiveness.
Cloud Security Alliance STAR Certification was designed to define best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. STAR consists of three levels of assurance, which are mapped to industry leading standards. Members include: Salesforce, Box.com, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Cisco, EMC Adobe and many more service providers.
The American Institute of CPAs is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.
VersaPay is a leading cloud-based invoice presentment and payment provider for businesses of all sizes. VersaPay's ARC software-as-a-service offering allows businesses to easily deliver customized electronic invoices to their customers, to accept credit card and EFT payments and automatically reconcile payments to their ERP and accounting software. VersaPay is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and also has operations in Montreal.
More information about VersaPay can be found on the Company's website at www.versapay.com or under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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