Orange – February 24, 2014 - Lumen21 today announced that it has received a SSAE16 SOC 2 certification. The current certification is SSAE 16 SOC 2 Type I and we now have embarked on the SOC 2 Type II certification that is targeted for completion in the next few months. “We are very pleased to be able to achieve this certification, it shows the commitment that Lumen21 has to ensure that we have a strong process, procedures and delivery mechanism to provide our clients a high degree of assurance when they entrust to us their support services, particularly for those clients that are mandated as part of their regulatory needs, “said Raj Gupta, CTO, Lumen21
To meet the growing needs of the ever-expanding technology companies who are classified as service organization for SOC (Service Organization Controls Report) reporting in accordance with AT 101 and Trust Service Principals, the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) put forth the SOC 2 framework, a reporting option specifically designed for entities such as Managed Services companies as well as many other IT related entities. Within the SOC 2 framework there is a comprehensive set of criteria known as the Trust Services Principles (TSP) that are composed of the following five (5) sections that need to be accounted for:
•The security of a service organization' system.
•The availability of a service organization's system.
•The processing integrity of a service organization's system.
•The confidentiality of the information that the service organization's system processes or maintains for user entities.
•The privacy of personal information that the service organization collects, uses, retains, discloses, and disposes of for user entities.
“This is but one of several steps Lumen21 as an organization is taking to further show our abilities and dedication to the compliance arena that have significance to industries such Healthcare, Financial Services, Retail among others. We are very pleased to be among but a few organizations that have taken this step as a company, “said, Eduardo Don Jr., President, Lumen21
Lumen21 is a leading consulting firm specializing in infrastructure optimization, application solutions, network, and operations management. Lumen21 works with clients to provide visibility and control of their physical, application and operations environments. Lumen21 consultants are equipped with the methodology and tools that allows them to integrate the business issues and the needed technology solutions to address them. Visit www.lumen21.com
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