AccuZIP Awarded Attestations in Compliance With HIPAA, HITECH, and SOC 2 Type I Standards, the Leading Security Standards for the Software as a Service Industry
ATASCADERO, Calif., February 14, 2018 (Newswire.com) - AccuZIP, Inc., a national software company in its 26th year of business, provides solutions to the mailing industry to streamline data management and the multi-channel communications process, announced on February 14, 2018 that it has again successfully completed its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination under AT Section 101, Attest Engagements (AICPA, Professional Standards) for the fifth consecutive year. The examination was performed by an independent auditing firm.
Completion of the SOC 2 Type I examination indicates that selected AccuZIP, Inc. processes, procedures, and controls have been formally evaluated and tested by an independent accounting and auditing firm. The examination included the company’s controls related to the Trust Services Principles, Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy.
A SOC 2 examination 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.
AccuZIP also announced that it has again successfully completed a separate and extensive security review and third-party audit process and is HIPAA compliant. AccuZIP, Inc. completed work with A-LIGN to undergo rigorous and valuable security certifications to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, defines policies and procedures, as well as processes, which are required of companies that store, process, or handle electronic health information that is considered “protected” (ePHI). HIPAA compliance is increasingly valuable to both technology service providers like AccuZIP, as well as providers, electronic health records systems, billing platforms, and others integrating and utilizing healthcare data.
“AccuZIP continues to recognize the need to go through the rigorous processes of achieving and maintaining HIPAA/HITECH and SOC 2 compliance. Our customer partners have shared their feelings and concerns over the importance of security and confidentiality when handling their sensitive data. AccuZIP has demonstrated that the design of our processes continues to be effective and has proven the effectiveness through extensive, independent testing. As a Software as a Service provider, our valued customer partners can take ease in knowing that their data is hosted and processed with a HIPAA and SOC 2 compliant hosting provider. With our increasing cloud-based solution offerings and integrations, we recognize the value in maintaining this compliance status. As a HIPAA and SOC 2 compliant solution provider, AccuZIP is required to demonstrate that certain administrative, physical and technical safeguards are in place. In addition, the compliance audit requires demonstration of detailed audit reports and tracking logs as well as technical policies that cover integrity controls and measures. All of these additional privacy and security measures allow our customer partners the peace of mind to know that their data is protected at the highest level in all states, both during transmission and at rest,” said Kristen McKiernan, President – AccuZIP, Inc.
Both the SOC 2 and the HIPAA audits were performed by Tampa-headquartered nationwide security and compliance solutions provider A-LIGN. Both the SOC 2 and HIPAA reports of A-LIGN’s findings can be made available to prospective or current customers upon request.
About AccuZIP, Inc.
AccuZIP, Inc., a national software company, provides feature-rich solutions to manage Contact Data Quality, Address Hygiene, USPS Postal Presorting and Compliance and Mail Tracking and Reporting. AccuZIP’s solutions are designed to be utilized across many industry verticals to streamline, standardize and simplify processes associated with data entry, data management, and multi-channel communications. AccuZIP’s products and services make it easier for businesses to get their message out to the right people at the right location when they need to most. Now into its third decade of doing business and celebrating over 26-years in business, the company has built an outstanding reputation for value, service, and innovation. For more information, visit www.accuzip.com
A-LIGN – a national security and compliance solutions provider – specializes in helping businesses across a variety of industries navigate the complexities of their specific audit and security assessment needs.
Source: AccuZIP, Inc.