Data security has long been of the utmost importance to all of us at Alexa Translations. As proof of our ongoing commitment to keeping our clients’ data safe, we are proud to announce that we are now System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II certified!
SOC 2 is an auditing procedure that ensures service providers securely manage their clients’ data to protect the interests of each client’s organization and the privacy of sensitive information.
There are two types of SOC reports: Type I describes a vendor’s systems and whether their design is suitable to meet relevant trust principles; Type II details the operational effectiveness of those systems.
Gaining our SOC 2 Type II certification represents the next step in excellence in terms of our systems and operations control.
Successfully completing the SOC 2 Type II examination is recognition of Alexa Translations’ commitment to information security. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 defines criteria for managing customer data based on five “trust service principles” — security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy.
A SOC 2 examination provides organizations with a report on an organization’s internal controls and how it protects client data and sensitive information. It is the standard for data security among digital companies in the U.S.
An independent auditor, Insight Assurance, conducted the detailed examination. Through this process, the entire Alexa Translations team demonstrated our adherence to data security, availability and confidentiality standards developed by the AICPA.
Simply, our team protects not only the safety of our clients’ data today, but also demonstrates that the right standards are in place for the future.
We are extremely excited to be taking this important step to further its data protection practices.