Melissa Data, a leading provider of global data quality solutions, today announced its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II report, formally detailing the design and operating effectiveness of its internal controls and processes related to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security, Availability, and Confidentiality.
Melissa Data’s report is the culmination of the company’s SOC 2 audit, handled by independent accounting and auditing firm SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, and conducted in accordance with SOC reporting standards of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The report specifically validates that Melissa Data’s security systems are protected against unauthorized access, use, or modification; systems are available for operation and use as committed; and information designated as confidential is protected as agreed. These performance commitments are further demonstrated by the company’s recent addition of a second California-based data center; dual facilities are operational in Irvine as well as Rancho Santa Margarita, complementing the Virginia facility to ensure failover protection and business continuity for customer communications and services.
“We’re catering to an enterprise community that often deals with its own compliance requirements, demanding the ability to provide stringent performance assurances to end-users. Our SOC 2 reporting certifies comprehensive value to this growing, worldwide customer base. With an infrastructure validated for robust, optimized performance, we are ensuring their global customer data is handled with security, privacy, and integrity at every point along the spectrum of data quality operations,” said Phil Maitino, Chief Technology Officer, Melissa Data. “Our report details and reaffirms our long-standing commitment to strong data handling controls and safeguards, based on regulations, standards, and recognized criteria established by a national trusted authority.”
Representing that a service organization’s control activities have been evaluated as they relate to applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria, the SOC process is widely recognized as an ethical auditing practice for private companies, nonprofit organizations, and federal, state, and local governments. As a result, Melissa Data’s stakeholders such as business partners, customers, and suppliers are equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the company’s internal controls over data security, availability, processing integrity, and confidentiality without conducting additional assessments.