The leading SaaS provider for Managed Print Services has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 examination performed by A-LIGN
MPS Monitor®, the company that develops and distributes the leading platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, today announced its successful completion of its System and Organization Controls 2 Type 1 (SOC 2® Type 1) examination. The achievement is another significant endorsement of MPS Monitor’s holistic approach to Print Security, as it further validates the company’s ongoing efforts to comply with recognised industry standards and to provide the most secure cloud infrastructure for remote monitoring and management of print devices.
The independent examination, conducted by leading cybersecurity assessment firm A-LIGN, confirms that MPS Monitor’s security practices and controls meet the Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, and Confidentiality as of April 30th, 2021.
Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SOC 2 examination is designed for organisations of any size, regardless of industry and scope, and passing it confirms that the personal assets of their potential and existing customers are protected. SOC 2 reports are recognised globally and affirm that a company’s infrastructure, software, people, data, policies, procedures and operations have been formally reviewed.
Since being certified with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard in 2017, MPS Monitor continues to look for ways to improve its Information Security Management System, and during 2020 the company decided to test its compliance with further international security standards. With the help of the A-LIGN team, a SOC 2 testing plan was designed and approved, with the goal of completing SOC 2 Type 1 in the first half of 2021 and, as a next step, SOC 2 Type 2 after one year. With today’s announcement, the first milestone of this plan has been completed successfully.
Commenting on the announcement, Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor, stated: “Security is a fundamental component of MPS Monitor’s culture and strategy. Everything we do is centred on protecting user’s information and IT assets. The SOC 2 Audit is further independent proof of MPS Monitor’s security posture which gives new and existing customers peace of mind knowing that their security is our first priority. Our Information Security Management System, now audited as compliant to both ISO/IEC 27001 and to SOC 2, provides the highest security profile currently available in our industry.”
Ty Brush, Director of EMEA and APAC at A-LIGN, said: “SOC 2 is a rigorous and prescriptive information security audit standard. Global service organisations, like MPS Monitor, are increasingly looking to SOC 2 to demonstrate the design and operating effectiveness of their internal controls. The success of MPS Monitor’s SOC 2 Type 1 examination highlights its ongoing commitment to the security, availability and confidentiality of customer data.”
MPS Monitor will make its SOC 2 Type 1 Report available immediately to current or potential customers through authentication to its Portal and upon e-signature of a specific non-disclosure agreement (NDA).