SOC 2 recognized as one of the most stringent certifications in the technology and cloud computing industries
TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Scalar, the Toronto-headquartered IT solutions integrator, announced it has achieved SOC 2 certification. SOC 2 certification is part of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC reporting platform, which was created in an effort to dramatically revamp reporting on service organizations, with SOC 2 being particularly applicable to technology and cloud service providers. Scalar has achieved SOC 2 certification for its managed infrastructure portfolio under the Security and Availability Trust Principles, and becomes the first service of its kind in Canada to do so.
Scalar opted for the Type II certification, which involved an independent audit over several months by Deloitte LLP and measured the managed infrastructure service portfolio against over 120 criteria. While a Type I report only identifies that controls and protections exist, a Type II audit verifies that Scalar not only has the correct security and availability protections in place, but that it is adhering to them continuously.
"Our customers entrust us to manage and maintain their mission-critical IT infrastructure on a daily basis, so we take great pride in having achieved SOC 2 certification," said Aldo Gallone, EVP of Engineering and Services at Scalar. "This successful audit demonstrates our commitment to service excellence and provides proof that our internal technologies and processes provide the highest levels of security and availability to customers across Canada."
"As a long-standing customer of Scalar, we appreciate being able to reference Scalar's SOC2 audit report to our customers, stakeholders, and our own service auditors. Scalar has consistently displayed a level of competency and commitment that goes above and beyond, " said Michael Werneburg, Director of Business Risk and Opportunity at PortfolioAid, a company which services investment advisory firms and has been on Scalar's managed infrastructure service for several years. "If you operate in a regulated industry, having a provider that undergoes annual service audits is a significant advantage. Scalar provides a superior level of service and is truly operating at the level that our regulated clients need."
In addition to being SOC 2 certified, Scalar was also named the #1 ICT Security Company on the Branham300 list earlier this year.
About Scalar Decisions
Scalar is Canada's leading IT solutions integrator, focused on infrastructure, security, and cloud solutions for mission-critical IT environments. Founded in 2004, Scalar has offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, London, Ottawa, and Montreal, and employs 165 people nationwide. For further details, visit www.scalar.ca or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.
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For further information: Aoife Mc Monagle, Marketing and Communications Manager, Scalar Decisions, Ph: 416.202.0014, E: [email protected]