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MPS Monitor announces a further boost to its security profile by achieving SOC2 compliance

The leading SaaS provider for Managed Print Services has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 examination performed by A-LIGN

MPS Monitor and Oberon Americas, the company that distributes and supports the leading platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, today announced its successful completion of its System and Organization Controls 2 Type 1 (SOC 2® Type 1) examination. The achievement is another significant endorsement of MPS Monitor’s holistic approach to Print Security, as it further validates the company’s ongoing efforts to comply with recognized industry standards and to provide the most secure cloud infrastructure for remote monitoring and management of print devices.

The independent examination, conducted by leading cybersecurity assessment firm A-LIGN, confirms that MPS Monitor’s security practices and controls meet the Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, and Confidentiality as of April 30th, 2021.

Established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the SOC 2 examination is designed for organizations of any size, regardless of industry and scope, and passing it confirms that the personal assets of their potential and existing customers are protected. SOC 2 reports are recognized globally and affirm that a company’s infrastructure, software, people, data, policies, procedures and operations have been formally reviewed.

Since being certified with the ISO/IEC 27001 standard in 2017, MPS Monitor continues to look for ways to improve its Information Security Management System, and during 2020 the company decided to test its compliance with further international security standards. With the help of the A-LIGN team, a SOC 2 testing plan was designed and approved, with the goal of completing SOC 2 Type 1 in the first half of 2021 and, as a next step, SOC 2 Type 2 after one year. With today’s announcement, the first milestone of this plan has been completed successfully.

Ty Brush, Director of EMEA and APAC at A-LIGN, said: “SOC 2 is a rigorous and prescriptive information security audit standard. Global service organizations, like MPS Monitor, are increasingly looking to SOC 2 to demonstrate the design and operating effectiveness of their internal controls. The success of MPS Monitor’s SOC 2 Type 1 examination highlights its ongoing commitment to the security, availability and confidentiality of customer data.”

MPS Monitor will make its SOC 2 Type 1 Report available immediately to current or potential customers through authentication to its Portal and upon e-signature of a specific non-disclosure agreement (NDA).