Certifications Demonstrate AccuZIP's Adherence to Higher Industry Security Standards for a Service Organization
LEAGUE CITY, Texas, December 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) - AccuZIP Inc., a national software company headquartered in League City, Texas, announced on Dec. 10, 2018, that it has successfully completed its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination under AT Section 101, Attest Engagements (AICPA, Professional Standards) for the sixth consecutive year. AccuZIP also announced that it has successfully completed a separate and extensive security review and is HIPAA compliant for the third consecutive year. The examinations were performed by an independent auditing firm.
Completion of the SOC 2 Type I examination indicates that selected AccuZIP Inc. processes, procedures and controls have been formally evaluated and tested by an independent accounting and auditing firm. The examination included the company’s controls related to the Trust Services Principles, Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.
A SOC 2 examination is widely recognized because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of their control activities as they relate to the applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, defines policies and procedures, as well as processes, which are required of companies that store, process or handle electronic health information that is considered “protected” (ePHI). HIPAA compliance is increasingly valuable to both technology service providers like AccuZIP, as well as providers, electronic health records systems, billing platforms and others integrating and utilizing healthcare data.
As companies increase their usage of outside vendors to perform activities that are core to their business operations and strategy, there is a need for the highest level of trust and transparency into Software as a Service providers’ operations, processes and results.
“Completing SOC 2, HIPAA and HITECH compliance year over year is indicative of AccuZIP’s commitment to transparency and security efforts. As a Software as a Service provider, our current and prospective customer partners can take ease in knowing that their data is hosted and processed with a compliant provider. These efforts demonstrate that AccuZIP is committed to emergent security requirements. AccuZIP Inc. is dedicated to investing in and completing the work required to undergo these rigorous and valuable security certifications to achieve and maintain compliance now and into the future,” said Kristen McKiernan, president, AccuZIP Inc.
As a HIPAA and SOC 2 compliant solution provider, AccuZIP is required to demonstrate that certain administrative, physical and technical safeguards are in place. In addition, the compliance audit requires demonstration of detailed audit reports and tracking logs as well as technical policies that cover integrity controls and measures. All of these additional privacy and security measures allow AccuZIP’s customer partners the confidence to know that their data is protected at the highest level in all states, both during transmission and at rest.
Both the SOC 2 and the HIPAA audits were performed by Tampa-headquartered nationwide security and compliance solutions provider A-LIGN. Both the SOC 2 and HIPAA reports of A-LIGN’s findings can be made available to prospective or current customers upon request.
About AccuZIP Inc.
AccuZIP Inc., a national software company, provides feature-rich solutions to manage Contact Data Quality, Address Hygiene, USPS Postal Presorting and Compliance and Mail Tracking and Reporting. AccuZIP’s solutions are designed to be utilized across many industry verticals to streamline, standardize and simplify processes associated with data entry, data management and multi-channel communications. AccuZIP’s products and services make it easier for businesses to get their message out to the right people at the right location when they need to most. Now into its third decade of doing business and celebrating over 26 years in business, the company has built an outstanding reputation for value, service and innovation. For more information, visit www.accuzip.com.
A-LIGN – a national security and compliance solutions provider – specializes in helping businesses across a variety of industries navigate the complexities of their specific audit and security assessment needs.