BARE International development and tech partner Pulse always wanted to remain conscious of clients’ biggest fear related to data safety in the age of theft and misuse. As an organization, we made a choice to prioritize data protection. We understood it quite early that for a SAAS product helping businesses with data collection and inspections, it was our topmost responsibility to not leave a single page in data security unturned.
That’s when Pulse decided to apply for SOC 2 Type 2 certificate. We are thrilled to announce that through third-party rigorous audit over the course of many months, Pulse is now authenticated on the standards set by the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). In the various criteria set by AICPA for SOC 2 compliance, Pulse has demonstrated excellence and top performance.
We never wanted our clients to feel vulnerable to attacks or theft. A SOC 2 report also helps businesses in mitigating audit fatigue by introducing authenticity through a trusted third party. Our clients can see the authenticity for themselves and we can focus freely on bigger goals together.
ABOUT SOC 2
As per AICPA, SOC 2 Type II certification “helps differentiate entities from their competitors by demonstrating to stakeholders that the entities are attuned to the risks posed by their environment and equipped with the controls that address those risks.”
The 5 parameters considered by AICPA for SOC 2 compliance are security, confidentiality, availability, processing integrity, and/or privacy controls.
There can be two types of SOC 2. Type 1 and 2. While the first one checks controls and their designs and implementation, the second one checks for consistent performance of all operating controls in addition to design. Naturally, type 2 is more in-depth and provides higher confidence to businesses. Type 2 also looks for the long-term success of software on set parameters.
According to the AICPA website, all these parameters stand for the following:
- Security: Refers to –
- Unauthorized access
- Unauthorized disclosure of information
- Compromise to the availability
- Confidentiality compromise
- Intrusion detection
- Two-factor authentication
- Availability: Checks if Information and systems are available for operation and meet the objectives.
- Processing integrity: Checks if system processing meets the goals and is accurate, timely, and authentic.
- Confidentiality: Checks if confidential data or information is protected. Encryption is one important thing to check for under this category.
- Privacy: Checks, if personal information collected, is used, retained, and disposed of as per need without compromise. Personal identifiable information (PII) must be protected from unauthorized access.
PULSE TO CONTINUE WITH THE COMMITMENT
In various data Security and privacy control categories such as Monitoring, Change Management, Risk Management, Design and Implementation of Control, System Operations, Availability, etc, Pulse will continue to adhere to its promises and data safety values.
Our founders are enthralled that we now have the Type 2 SOC 2 compliance.
“It is a matter of pride for us that after months of solid evaluation on many fronts, our system has passed the test. We will, however, not settle just yet. We will continue to improve as per new technological advancements and challenges in this ever-evolving data safety space. Our goal is to maintain this trust forever,” said Pankaj Guglani, Founder of Pulsepro.ai.
The SOC 2 report can be used by the client’s safety team to authenticate all the claims made by software.
About BARE International: BARE International sets the industry standard as the largest independent provider of customer experience research, data, and analytics for companies worldwide. Founded in 1987, BARE International is a family-owned business with global capabilities providing unmatched service and supporting businesses in over twenty industries.
BARE is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Fairfax, Virginia with ten offices around the world. On any given day, BARE International is doing business for clients in more than 150 countries, completing more than 50,000 evaluations/audits each month. To learn more about BARE International’s customer experience research services and their dedicated field force of evaluators, visit https://www.bareinternational.eu
About Pulse: Pulse provides holistic solutions for all your EHS, compliance, and quality management needs within a state regulatory framework. Pulse is trusted by clients from across the globe due to its state-of-the-art technology, robust system, end-to-end services, futuristic features, and solid customer support system.