The leading SaaS provider for Managed Print Services has successfully completed a SOC 2 Type 1 examination performed by A-LIGN
MPS Monitor®, the company that develops and distributes 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 recognised 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’ssecurity 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 organisations 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 recognised 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.
Commenting on the announcement, Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor, stated: “Security is a fundamental component of MPS Monitor’s culture and strategy. Everything we do is centred on protecting user’s information and IT assets. The SOC 2 Audit is further independent proof of MPS Monitor’s security posture which gives new and existing customers peace of mind knowing that their security is our first priority. Our Information Security Management System, now audited as compliant to both ISO/IEC 27001 and to SOC 2, provides the highest security profile currently available in our industry.”
Ty Brush, Director of EMEA and APAC at A-LIGN said: “SOC 2 is a rigorous and prescriptive information security audit standard. Global service organisations, 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).
About MPS Monitor
With more than 1.000.000 printing devices and 30 billion pages monitored each year on over 150,000 end users, MPS Monitor is one of the major IoT software solutions globally for monitoring printing devices and the provision of Managed Print Services. MPS Monitor provides an extremely complete SaaS platform for monitoring and managing printers, available on the cloud, and equipped with a full set of APIs for integrating external software solutions. Its highly scalable and high-performing data collection technology allows Dealers/VARs, large end-users, manufacturers, and retailers of printer consumables to satisfy any need associated with the management of printing devices, recording of page volumes, and supply of toner in an automatic and controlled way. The MPS Monitor Cloud service is managed within an ISO/IEC 27001:2014 certified Information Security Management System and guarantees full compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For more information, please visit www.mpsmonitor.com
A-LIGN uniquely delivers a single-provider approach as a HITRUST CSF Assessor firm, Qualified Security Assessor Company, accredited ISO 27001, ISO 27701 and ISO 22301 Certification Body, accredited FedRAMP 3PAO, accredited CMMC C3PAO and licensed CPA firm. Working with small businesses to global enterprises, A-LIGN experts and its proprietary compliance management platform, A-SCEND, are transforming the compliance experience. For more information, visit www.A-LIGN.com.