In our earlier post, Cloudy Compliance Part 1, we discuss general standards, regulations and some basic compliance concepts. In Part 2, we further explore the relevance of current standards and regulations, including the brief explanations of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its Service Organization Control (SOC) reports.
Today we officially announced the successful completion of our SOC 2 Type 1 examination. Based on Trust Services Principles and Criteria, SOC 2 relates to enterprise-grade assurance, management and confidentiality capabilities. It’s a significant validation for Sumo Logic, and further proof of the enterprise readiness of our cloud-based log management and analytics service.
What the announcement means to you
As part of SOC 2 examination, Sumo Logic received evaluations which reviewed control confidentiality and integrity of customer’s log data and other machine data in the following three, key areas:
- Security – The system is protected against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).
- Availability – The system is available for operation and use as committed or agreed.
- Confidentiality – Information designated as confidential is protected as committed or agreed.
In completing SOC 2, enterprises and customers will have the comfort in knowing Sumo Logic is not only committed but certified in delivering the industry’s most advanced, secured and reliable log management solution that derives operational and business insights from Big Data in real-time. Customers using Sumo Logic to manage IT or application logs and perform IT infrastructure and production application troubleshooting and monitoring will know that their log data is protected by SOC 2 examination verified technologies and processes.
What it means to us
At Sumo Logic, we’re dedicated to providing enterprises big and small, with the highest standards of security, confidentiality and availability. Having completed the SOC 2 Type 1 examination, we’re sending a clear message that our architecture meets the needs of the most demanding enterprise environments.
To learn more about what SOC 2 compliance means for Sumo Logic and our enterprise customers, please join us for a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. Pacific. Also, don’t forget to sign up for Sumo Logic Free. And, if you’d like to read more about our security practices, check out our white paper on how we secure the Sumo Logic service.