November 30, 2020

WizeHive Announces SOC 2 Type 2 Certification

SOC2As a cloud-based, SaaS provider focused on providing impact-driving technology to mission-driven organizations, we are dedicated to ensuring our platform offers best-in-class flexibility, security, and service.

To continue WizeHive's dedication to evolving security and privacy standards, in January 2020 we proudly announced our SOC 2 compliance. As of November 2020, we are excited to share we have completed our SOC 2 Type 2, an advanced certification that displays our long-term commitment to not only high level security standards, but adherence.

"Our clients are pursuing invaluable work to fulfill their missions, and rely on technology like ours to drive impact. We believe it is fundamental to their efforts that our platform protect the data, privacy, and security of not only their own organization, but all the constituents they serve," says Ravindar Gujral, Chief Technology Officer at WizeHive. "In light of this we are happy to announce our SOC 2 Type 2 compliance certification. With this effort we have renewed our commitment to provide a world-class solution that is built with security and privacy in mind." 

Not familiar with SOC 2? Read on for more information on what SOC 2 is and why it confirms our long-standing dedication to providing the best in data security and privacy.

What is SOC 2?

SOC 2 is an audit that reviews an organization’s procedures, policies, and methods for managing data and ensuring the privacy of its clients. 

Developed by the AICPA, SOC 2 is among the most modern and well-respected certification types, making it a great choice for cloud vendors storing and processing sensitive data.

The audit is broken into “trust service principles” -- such as security and confidentiality  -- and outlines to clients, partners, and others how the organization manages data with those principles in mind.

What has WizeHive accomplished?

In September 2019, WizeHive was issued a SOC 2 Type I. This document describes our organization’s systems, policies, and operational procedures at the time of the report, as well as proves why these create a secure environment for data hosting and usage.

In November 2020, we went a step further and were issued a SOC 2 Type 2. This certification demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and examined all the control objectives and activities outlined in our SOC 2 Type 1, as well as tested those controls to ensure that they are operating effectively.

Why is a SOC 2 important?

Working with an organization that has a SOC 2 provides an additional layer of confidence that the very highest security procedures are in place when it comes to your invaluable data. 

While organizations - including WizeHive prior to our audit - may follow these procedures without having the SOC 2, the formal compliance provides independent, third-party assurance, enabling you to determine that these areas are being managed appropriately without investigating each possible procedure, policy, or system feature.

Working with a vendor with a SOC 2 provides the peace of mind that items like these, and many more, are in place and meet high standards.

  • Access controls
  • Firewalls
  • Audit trails
  • Issue/breach alerts
  • Encryption
  • Company training

Moving forward, WizeHive will undergo regular audits to ensure that we remain SOC 2-compliant. 

For more information on WizeHive’s commitment to data security and privacy, visit our site or contact your account executive.

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