SOC 3 hosting delivers an auditor’s opinion of SOC 2 components with the additional seal of approval needed to ensure you are hosting with an audited and fully-compliant data center.
What does a SOC 3 report measure?
According to AICPA.org, “these reports are prepared using the AICPA/Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Trust Services Principles, Criteria, and Illustrations for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy.” A SOC 3 report includes an auditor’s opinion of whether the IT system is compliant with Trust Services principles and criteria.
While all of the necessary certification can be found in the report, it is less detailed and technical than a SOC 2 report that lists all of the tests performed by an independent auditor and test results. Online Tech’s hosting solutions have been audited to prove certified SOC 3 hosting.
Who uses a SOC 3 report?
A SOC 3 report is a general use report that can be distributed publicly by anyone to demonstrate that proper controls are in place within the data center system and design.
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