SOC 2 Type II Examination Demonstrates Effective Security Policies and Procedures
NASHVILLE – Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) announced the successful completion of another Systems and Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2®) Type II audit. The Nashville-based managed service provider maintains documentation on an annual basis that their controls assure clients that the provider’s processes and people can be trusted to continuously adhere to strenuous standards.
Completion of the SOC 2 Type II process indicates that selected Advanced Network Solutions’ processes, procedures, and controls have been formally reviewed and tested by an independent accounting and auditing firm. Developed by the AICPA, a SOC 2 Type II report 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. A Type II report includes the service organization’s system description, as well as a detailed testing of the operating effectiveness of the service organization’s controls. This differs from a Type I report, which is a less rigorous process that does not prove the long-term effectiveness of the controls.
“This accomplishment is especially impactful for the Advanced Network Solutions team and the clients we serve as security continues to be a top concern for all businesses in our current technology environment,” explained Richard Pinson, CEO of Advanced Network Systems. “We obtained our first SOC 2 Type II report with zero exceptions in 2018 and this most recent audit underscores our commitment to maintaining security standards in our company’s technology, processes, and personnel along with the highest level of privacy and security for our customers.”
ANS extends the effectiveness of the independent third-party audit by doing a cross-walk with other compliance standards, specifically HIPAA, DFARS, and NIST 800-171. These standards are important for many highly regulated industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, banking, legal, non-profit, and others. These efforts contribute to a forward-thinking initiative to support clients for their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) audit, a verification mechanism designed to ensure that cybersecurity controls and processes adequately protect Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that resides on systems and networks. CMMC will be a requirement for businesses wishing to bid on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts beginning in late 2020.
Advanced Network Solutions has served Middle Tennessee and surrounding states as a strategic technology success partner since 1997. ANS provides results by first obtaining a deep understanding of a company’s business, then providing strategic IT planning and technology management utilizing a proven team-based service and delivery model. Their comprehensive IT services and experience enable businesses to leverage technology to accomplish business goals. Advanced Network Solutions is locally-owned and operated in Nashville.
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Tammy Novitsky, ANS, 615.277.0526, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Advanced Network Solutions
Advanced Network Solutions is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) in the Middle Tennessee area, founded in 1997, and is dedicated to creating technology success for small, medium, and lower middle market businesses. Led by CEO Richard Pinson, the company provides intelligent managed IT solutions and uncompromising service, with a special focus on highly regulated industries such as finance, banking, healthcare, nonprofit, manufacturing, and professional services. Advanced Network Solutions is located at Tech Hill, 500 Interstate Blvd. S, Suite 300 in Nashville, Tennessee, and serves markets throughout the southeast. Leverage Advanced Network Solutions’ expertise to determine how technology can support your company’s mission, vision, and goals by contacting them at 615-277-0500 or email@example.com. Check out additional resources at http://www.ansolutions.com/resources/blog/ or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
submitted by: Tammy Novitsky